The second connector also contains five wires two colored black, and the other three red, green, and white that compose the USB cable and are attached to a magnetic noise filter inside the microscope body. The image functions cannot operate independent of the computer, as it is powered through the USB port. This page was last edited on 14 October , at This model has taken the innovations of its predecessor to a new level, while maintaining affordability. The Intel Play product line was discontinued on March 29, when it was purchased by Tim Hall’s holding company Prime Entertainment.
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Intel Play line of educational toys from to The makers stated magnifications 10X, 60X and X are based on the images being displayed on a 15 inch monitor; the primary magnifications of the QX3’s objectives will be a lot less.
Qc3 and cropped from the images sent ca. For the purposes of this discussion, we will define the Front of the microscope body as that part containing the image capture button and magnification selection ring when facing the observer.
With proper auxiliary illumination, the QX3 computer microscope will produce acceptable digital images that will have a wide variety of applications. Software Interface Time-Lapse Movie Gallery – Using our collection of digital time-lapse sequences, we have constructed a user interface that resembles and operates in a manner similar intwl the QX3 interactive software.
There are three similar screws at the other end of the objective turret that fasten qx33 objective face plate to the magnification selection ring. It fits in the eyepiece holder of any standard microscope. Designed to introduce children to the world of microscopy, the Digital Blue Microscope melds learning with fun.
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Skip-Bo Toss Across U. The QX3 microscope body can be reassembled by reversing the order of the disassembly instructions. Select type of offense: Retrieved 22 April The mockingbirds eat them off the bush, and that is why the are growing in so many places.
Photomicrography was out of the qxx3 for all but the most expensive microscopes. Most of these items fall into the realm of what an elementary student would explore at home or school. The software comes on a CD-ROM, and it really is outstanding in its functionality, it is very easy to install, and looks very nice, with a lot of soundyes, this is not a quiet microscope.
The QX3 was a decent, entry-level computerized microscope for children that had many software issues Intel could not overcome. This article needs additional citations for verification. You are logged in as.
Construction materials used in the assembly of the microscope are typical of those found in many modern toys. These stickers are very sharp and are hard to pick out of your clothes mostly the socks. This model has taken the innovations of its predecessor to a new level, while maintaining affordability. Xq3 the snap ring to the container holding small parts for the microscope.
The objective turret rotates very positively and smoothly and has a stainless steel ball to stop it precisely. This picture was taken with the auxiliary lamp as a light source only.
Microscope Body – Housed in the microscope body are the control and digital imaging electronics, the objectives, and an oblique illumination light source. In this section we discuss how light travels through the QX3 microscope in both transmitted and reflected light illumination modes.
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Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your own personal message: Login or create an account to post a review. This discussion explains how the Intel QX3 objectives operate and details their features and limitations. Many of the movies were made with a modified version of the microscope adapted for polarized light with a full-wave retardation plate in the optical pathway.