Intel Play QX3+ Microscope Driver for Mac OS X

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Date: Monday, December 30th, 2002, 15:00
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I bought an Intel Play QX3+ Microscope last year for US$25 with the hope of using a standard web cam driver so I could use it in OS9. But nothing I tried worked. I was corresponding with ioxperts and they never released new Mac OS 9 drivers that I could try. I just picked up a used PowerBook running OS10.2.3 and I was also trying to get a Radio Shack FlatFoto credit card size camera to work in OSX 10.2.3 as well and accidently found a driver for the microscope, go figure!


I bought an Intel Play QX3+ Microscope last year for US$25 with the hope of using a standard Web cam driver so I could use it in OS 9. Nothing I tried worked.

I was corresponding with IOxperts and they never released new Mac OS 9 drivers that I could try. I just picked up a used PowerBook running OS 10.2.3 and I was also trying to get a Radio Shack FlatFoto credit card size camera to work in 10.2.3 as well and accidently found a driver for the microscope, go figure! (The IOxperts OS X drivers did not recognize the microscope.)

The microscope driver is freeware and can be found here. The Macam version 0.7b2 works fine in Mac OS 10.2.3 and even turns the lights on and off.

Image quality is Web cam low-grade, but its a useful tool for the magnification of small opjects up to about a quarter size. The microscope would be a great science toy for a Mac kid to experiment with as well. It has a rotating lens assembly from 10 to 100x.

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