Sep 10, 2015 - Don't suppose anyone has the drivers for the Digiblue USB microscope handy? Their FTP site is broken here. Windows 7 32bit.
Digital Blue Microscope The QX5 and the QX3 from Intel Designed to introduce children to the world of microscopy, the Digital Blue melds learning with fun. The company has two microscopes, the QX3 which is now discontinued, followed by the QX5; both affordable models are computerized with a diverse number of functions. No longer available at.com to our knowledge so MicroscopeMaster has selected some top contenders below to easily purchase. Founded in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia, Digital Blue has received accolades for its innovative products. It currently operates four global offices and has licensing agreements with popular youth entertainment corporations such as Warner Brothers, Disney, LEGO and WWE. Digital Blue has a reputation of creating products that capture the imaginations of children and teens, introducing them to fun and exciting worlds like microscopy.
Digital Blue has and continues to ear the respect and approval of parents, with an educational affordable product line. QX3 Digital Blue The Digital Blue model QX3 was initially acquired from Intel.
The QX3 was a decent, entry-level computerized microscope for children that had many software issues Intel could not overcome. How to crack my fingers like kaneki. A novel innovation, the QX3 received much praise in the children’s market, outperforming all competitors.
In addition, members of the private sector found ways to modify the QX3 into a stronger device. The QX3 microscope has a magnification range from 10x to 200x. Users can create digital images and time-lapsed films at these magnifications with a built in video and digital camera. The QX3 comes with the following. • Windows based software • 2 containment dishes and sample jars • 3 slides and 1 slide clip • Tweezers and an eye dropper The minimum PC system requirements are: • USB port • 200MHz (or faster) processor • 32MB RAM; 150MB hard drive space • CD-ROM drive • 800x600, 16-bit color display monitor • Microsoft Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE/98 In addition, MAC users can download a free software package from recommended websites.
Although some weaknesses can be found in the design of the stand, the Digital Blue QX3 is a durable design, although a few recommended adjustments would increase stability and, more importantly, the amount of light. The QX3 utilizes a CMOS digital sensor considered advanced for the general purpose of this microscope.
The kid/user friendly photo manipulation software that comes with the device allows users to create, modify and print images from the microscope, create time-lapsed films and experiment adding audio and other special effects. The image functions cannot operate independent of the computer, as it is powered through the USB port. QX3 Pros One advantage of the QX3 is the ability to detach the magnification part of the microscope from the slide-view cradle. In handheld mode, kids can magnify anything within the reach of the USB cord, which must remain plugged into the computer. Other pros include the TWAIN driver, used to acquire images and in image editing, the computer/microscope interchange and its affordability. QX3 Cons Negatives of this model include: • A noisy CMOS operation • The illumination system limits the images you can see • The computer sets the resolution and is limited to VGA and XGA • As with most computer applications for children, there are limits to customizing software.