As for the QX3 the objectives are protected from fingers and dust by a replaceable flat plastic plate. This allows realtime viewing, as well as image and video capture. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. To quote one other review “”This digital microscope is probably the best value for ANY microscopist, child or adult. Still image captures exported using the QX5 software are x pixels in size i. The light source is selected from the software, but top and bottom lighting can’t be used together.

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Transmitted illumination using light box not the built-in light.

Mattel Intel Play Qx3 Computer Microscope

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Notes on its use both as a toy, and with modification, its potential as a cheap imaging route for the microscopy enthusiast. Built-in top lighting gives modelling, miroscope light gives good background.

The QX3 was a decent, entry-level computerized microscope for children that had many software issues Intel could not overcome.

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The microscope magnifies them up to times the original size, and connects to your PC for viewing and downloading the image-whether it’s a snapshot or time-lapse movie.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Slight sharpening to correct resize softening. Built-in bottom light cf external cold light box. The maker’s were helpful who informed me that the ‘initial release’ didn’t have this feature but the ‘latest version’ does. Gently inserting one and then two thicknesses of stiff plastic card prised them apart but the stage plastic is brittle so requires caution. One microscole of ocmputer QX3 is the ability to detach the magnification part of the microscope from the slide-view cradle.


The software supplied is very easy to use and offers a range of features. Button top right exits program, button bottom right goes back to live image capture menu. Smaller subjects benefit from being placed on a glass slide or piece of paper to manipulate with the fingers away from the cowling.

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Leave me a comment in the box below. The rack and pinion works fine and the focus controls are large. Conputer did not work when received. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The image functions cannot operate independent of the computer, as it is powered through the USB port. Works well for top lit subjects at all mags or bottom lit at 10x and 60x. Select type of offense: Flaming or offending other users. We found it to be a little noisy, but certainly not a deal breaker.

Ships from and sold by Mkcroscope. Product information Product Dimensions That said, as a model developed for the children and teen market, this microscope has some powerful and surprising features.


Inserting a polariser and analyser above and below the subject at convenient points can open up the world of polarising microscopy. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Of microscops none of these options are very impressive if the image quality is poor. The Molecular Expression’s web site describe a selection of condenser designs to improve the QX3 lighting.

With stage diffuser, bottom LED and light cowling removed, the enthusiast can experiment with any bottom light sources to hand that may suit but beware of mircoscope lamps near plastic. Various subjectsmixed lighting using light box, post image noise reduction before downsampling and tonal adjustments.

This kids microscope lets you zoom in and get up close details of the world around you, while the ability to display findings on the computer makes it fun for the whole family.