Digital Blue QX3 Microscope – A cool combo of earth science and technology this computer software application microscope kit turns normal discoveries into creative activities.
First, it’s collecting specimens from throughout the house yard or even the institution lunch holder.
The microscope magnifies them up to 200 times the initial size and links to your personal computer for taking a look at and getting the image-whether from the snapshot or time-lapse movie.
The others are up to your thoughts. You should use the QX3 software to include special effects.
Digital Blue QX3 Microscope Specs:
- Magnify objects and view them on your PC
- up to 200X
- Three magnification levels – 10X
- and 200X
This is the first revision of the current Digital Blue QX7 Microscope. I bought used one from the Amazon Market Place. With the offered price seemed a good buy. When it arrived I found out There are no drivers for windows7/8 64 bit.
In my searchs I found this Digital Blue QX3 Microscope will work on Windows 7 64 bit if you install Virtual Machine and windows xp mode. These are free downloads from microsoft for windows 7 pro and ultimate.
After loading and installing the vm xp mode the drivers/software (google search) the microscope attaches to the usb in xp mode and the qx3 operates quite well. With the QX7 costing 150 the qx3 is a steal at the 16 dollars for product and shipping.
The camera is a lower pixel unit but is good for casual or grade school projects. Items can be top or bottom lit. with careful adjustment of the stand even at 200x the view is good for most children.
I find it good for close inspection of household needs as well. The unit comes of the stand for hand held inspection. The price for value is good.
Requiring a USB connection and a computer to attach it to, this is very much like a webcam, except that it can do 10X, 40X and 200X. It has incident and base illumination; focus is touchy at 200X but look at the price. This Digital Blue QX3 Microscope is a favorite at our microscopy center open houses.
When compared with the cardboard tube ‘scopes they sell at toy stores, this is a gem. This allows realtime viewing, as well as image and video capture. These can be viewed on the computer, emailed etc. and comes with software.
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