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,
Make a time lapse movie (eg plant growing). Manipulate using special effects or create a new species by combining your
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
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.