[IAEP] Need to find usb Microscope under $50 for XO

Caroline Meeks 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?
> http://bit.ly/eu1iPh
> It is mentioned in this very old link:
> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/etoys/2006-October/000158.html
> 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
> function.
> Thanks,
> Caryl
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