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Intel® QX3™ Computer Microscope

Published: Fri 3 Aug 2001 11:36 AM
The budding scientists dream - Intel® QX3™ Computer Microscope
Intel® has announced the QX3™ Computer Microscope and CD-ROM, which have been designed to make the microscopic world more accessible and let kids experience the world around them in a whole new way. Aimed at the scientist in younger students, aged 6 and upwards, the Computer Microscope can be attached to a PC or laptop via USB port to view magnified images on the computer screen. Once a snapshot or video has been captured, the QX3™ software is used to personalise images with the paint and special effects tools. Kids can also make their own movies and share their images as a printout or as an attachment in an e-mail to a friend.
What is it? Bringing affordable and easy-to-use technology into the heart of the classroom, the Intel Play QX3 Computer Microscope will inspire children’s curiosity and creativity, allowing them to magnify and display microscopic objects for everyone to see – right on their PC screen. These objects can be studied, captured as images, video, or time lapse movies, modified, saved, printed, emailed and more -- enabling an infinite number of educational and fun projects.
What can you do with it? The Intel® Play QX3 Computer Microscope is versatile PC-enhanced tool that allows children to explore the world around them, examining everything from live ladybugs and dog hair to moldy cheese.
 Digital video imaging technology and a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use software allows you to magnify images 10X, 60X, 200X*.
 Make a time lapse movie (eg plant growing). Manipulate using special effects or create a new species by combining your images.
 Assemble video clips and stills into movies.
 Children can also share their personal creations by printing out posters and stickers, creating on-screen slide shows and presentations, or simply sending images over the Internet to classmates, family or friends.
What’s included? The Intel® Play QX3 Computer Microscope and CD-ROM software allows teachers and children together to explore and expand their imaginations. The package includes the Intel Play QX3 Computer Microscope, CD-ROM, and helpful accessories such as prepared slides, sample jars, containment dishes, eyedropper, plastic tweezers, and an activity guide.
System Requirements: Windows 98 and a PC equipped with a USB port
Estimated Retail Price: $299.95 inc GST
Where to get more info? To learn more about Intel® Play™ products, visit http://www.intelplay.com/products/qx3/index.htm
About Intel® Play products: Intel® Play products put the power of the PC in a child’s hands—empowering children to play, learn and create in new and exciting ways. The Intel® Play PC-enhanced series of toys is designed for fun, creativity and learning, all the while giving children a great play experience while using the power of the PC.
*Magnification levels are approximate and have been measured using a 15 in. (38cm.) monitor. Actual magnification will vary according to the size of your monitor.

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