Follow the installation
instructions. I chose "Full Install". Then the Registration Wizard comes
up. You can fill it out or exit. Then it asks you to restart. If you
wish to play with the microscope you MUST reboot.
Once you have rebooted,
go ahead and plug in the microscope into the USB port on the back of
your computer. Your computer will detect the device and build a driver
Next Double Click
on the Intel Play(TM) QX3 Microscope on your Desktop to run the
On the right you
will see a slider with a button above and one below it. These are controls
for the lights. The top button shines light on the stage from above.
The bottom button shines a light from the bottom of the stage.
Now look at the
microscope. You will notice that the top half of the unit came off of
the base. It is supposed to do that. You will notice a green button
with a picture of a camera on it. This is so you can snap an image with
out using your mouse.
The entire lens
assembly comes out of the base unit so that the microscope can view
objects that a conventional microscope could never do. Although it takes
a steady hand it opens opportunity's for microscopic examination of
the ordinary world never before possible in your home.
Notice on the lens
assembly that there is a green thumb wheel. Turn the wheel and you will
see there is a 10x 60x and 200x. 10x is the lowest magnification and
200x is the highest. You will also notice that the wheel turns easily
and is textured to be easily turned by your thumb or finger. You will
also notice that then the numbers are in he front it clicks into place,
lining up the chosen lens with the camera at the top of assembly.
of lens assembly separate from base unit]
For now put the lens assembly back into the base. You should probably
start on 10x. Now place a slide under the microscope. The knob on the
sides of the base move the stage up and down to focus. Turn the knob
until the image on the screen is in focus. To zoom in turn the green
thumb wheel to 60x and adjust the stage height again.
Now it's time
to explore the world of the small.
Go here for the Intel Play Microscope Drivers... Intel®
Play™ QX3™ Computer Microscope