Konus makes a nice educational USB microscope. Focussing is a little tricky at x with some lateral image movement but not unduly so. The QX3 was a decent, entry-level computerized microscope for children that had many software issues Intel could not overcome. I would normally have bits and bobs on tripods, homemade gizmos dangling on the end of microscopes etc. Trial at improving the QX5 bottom lighting:

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The Digital Blue Microscope: Intriguing Fun with the QX5

That said, as a model developed for the children and teen market, this microscope has some powerful inhel surprising features. Button top right exits program, button bottom right goes back to live image capture menu.

The QX5 also comes with everything the user needs to connect the unit to their computer. The captured images at all mags with the light box the author tried are much more pleasing as the light is brighter, even and unstructured, the built in diffuser gives a very coarse background to subjects placed on the stage.

Buttons for top or bottom light, time lapse 1 sec to 1 hourstill or movie capture are shown. QX5 top lighting supplemented by Russian high intensity microscope lamp.


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Dec 11, 18 Depth of field good with a few mm either side of focus point. Once reported, our staff will be notified and microzcope comment will be reviewed.

It also enables a mix of top and bottom lighting to be used where appropriate. This works great for classroom environments where multiple viewers can see the image at the same time. Noise filtering and downsizing with sharpening gives a usable image to appreciate the organisation of scales on a wing. The stated upgrades are: Alternative budget digital imaging routes for the microsfope Neat Image and Noise Ninja. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The microscopf of ca. Click each bee leg image to view video capture master. A condenser does allow, as Molecular Expressions have impressively shown with the QX3, the use of contrast enhancement techniques such as darkfield. Motic Microscope Iintel By br10 in forum Hardware. However some adult users find the software annoying, as it produces a lot of zips, bleeps, and other noises that kids enjoy but adults may not have as much patience for.

Published in the December edition of Micscape. As the QX5 is based on the QX3 it’s essentially identical in use. Device Manager still shows no driver. Tardigrades have been shown to be a phyl…. I tried installing but it stopped with an error re: The specimen platform is adjustable to focus the image.


The x power is difficult to use when the microscope is on the stand. This computer video set enables you to view microscope or telescope images on your Windows compatible PC or laptop.

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Image capture menu, the software resizes the computer screen to x during use. Overall, the QX5 is a well-justified investment for your children and teenagers. It is a toy of course, so the limitations of its lighting and lenses are seen when fine detail needs to be captured e. The microscope came with software that enabled the user to snap images, make time lapse movies, import and export images, lighting control, and image effects and titling.

Inserting a polariser and analyser above and below the subject at convenient points can open up the world of polarising microscopy. Inttel illumination using light box not the built-in micfoscope.