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

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 17:25:40 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:11, 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?

Does anybody know how Mary Lou Jepsen fitted plastic lenses to an XO
and used it as a microscope? Aha! here it is.


Well, let's ask her if anything has come of it, or whether the basic
specs for the lenses and the spacing are available.

> 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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