[IAEP] Need to find usb Microscope under $50 for XO
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Thu Feb 10 15:49:41 EST 2011
Intel sold the microscope to Digital Blue:
But I don't think they are actually manufacturing them. I worked on a
project to make an educational website that went with the microscope but I
think they had quality problems with manufacturing and a business
opportunity with disney and the microscope just wasn't a priority for the
The microscope used a propriety driver and software. Even if you get one off
of ebay I am doubtful you can get it work on Linux. I don't think they ever
got it working on a mac.
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>wrote:
> Hi All...
> Has anyone tried an "Intel Play QX3 Digital Computer Mocroscope like this
> one on an XO?
> It is mentioned in this very old link:
> It is no longer manufactured, but there are some available at ebay (as
> shown above).
> I would really like to get some kind of usb microscope that could be used
> with the XO to have at SCaLE 9X at the end of this month and to explore
> features for the water/health lessons some of us are working on for Haiti.
> Cherry Withers has ordered a microscope, but it is currently backordered
> and probably won't arrive in time for SCaLE.
> Has anyone else used one with an XO? If so, what kind? Where is it
> available? Is it plug-n-play or do you need to install software? Anything
> else I should know?
> I really don't want to use one that relies on the XO computer camera to
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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