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									                        Introduction to the Intel QX3 Microscope


                                 Please Read First
  The Intel QX3 Microscope was designed to be used at home in an environment
  where there is unlimited creative free time to explore and play with its many
  features. Therefore, for classroom use we have listed only those functions that
  are useful when incorporating pictures or movies into other projects such as
  HyperStudio, web publishing, brochures, etc.



     The Intel QX3 Microscope lets you do many things that are not possible with an ordinary
     microscope. One can:

        • display magnified images on your computer screen.

        • transfer images to other programs (such as HyperStudio or Word).

        • create movies.

        • produce time-lapse movies.


Please Note: This microscope operates using a USB connection found in the back of your
computer. Please see a qualified person (ITE/DNS) for help in setting up the microscope.




           Table of Contents                                                                Page
           Starting the “Intel Play” Program ............................................2
           Displaying the Object on the Computer Screen ........................2
           Exiting the “Intel Play” Program .............................................3
           Taking & Exporting a Still Snapshot ......................................3
           Taking & Exporting Movies ...................................................4
           Taking & Exporting Time Lapse Movies .............................4,5
           Resizing a Picture ...............................................................5,6
           Deleting Items from the Collection.......................................6,7
           Using the Help Menu .............................................................7



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                                          Basic Operations

1. Starting the “Intel Play” Program
         q   “Double Click” the Intel Play icon on the desktop

             After several seconds, you                      By clicking on the green arrow button
             should see this screen. We’ll call              on the “Microscope Screen”, you can
             this the “Microscope Screen.”                   move to a screen which we will call the
                                                             “Edit Screen”




2. Displaying the Object on the Computer Screen

     q   If the “Microscope Screen” (above) is not visible, click the Microscope button                .

     q   Place the object on the sample platform.
     q   Set the green magnification ring to 10x.

     q   Turn the blue focus knob (back bottom of microscope) until the object is in focus.
     q   The following buttons will help you to see the object better:


             •              [top]—Directs the light on the object from the top. Use [top] if the
                 object is opaque.


             •         [brightness]—Adjusts the brightness of the light.


             •          [bottom]—Directs the light on the object from the bottom. Use
                 [bottom] for objects that are transparent or translucent.
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3. Exiting the “Intel Play” Program
     q   Get to the Edit Screen. (If the Microscope Screen is visible, click the green back
         arrow button         in the bottom left corner of the screen.)


     q   Click the Stop Sign button              (upper right).

     q   Click the green check button                 .



4. Taking & Exporting a Still Snapshot
     q   Display the object on the computer screen (see page 2).


     q   Click the [snapshot] button            . You now have a snapshot of your object. You
         will see the snapshot in the small viewing screen below the main screen.

     q   Click the green back arrow button                in the bottom left corner of the screen to
         return to the Edit Screen.


     q   Click the [export] button                .
     q   Select the folder/directory where you wish to save your snapshot in the “Save in” box.

     q   Name your snapshot in the “File name” box.
     q   Click the [Save] button.


     q   To return to the Microscope Screen, click the [Microscope] button                   in the
         bottom right hand corner.




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5. Taking & Exporting Movies
     q   Display the object on the computer screen (see page 2).


     q   Click the [record movie] button                    .



     q   When you have recorded what you want, click the [stop record] button                            .

     q   If you want to preview your movie, click the                       button below the small viewing
         screen.

     q   Click the      button to stop the preview.

     q   Click the green back arrow button                 in the bottom left corner of the screen to
         return to the Edit Screen.


     q   Click the [export] button                .

     q   Select the folder/directory where you wish to save your movie in the “Save in” box.
     q   Name your movie in the “File name” box.
     q   Click the [Save] button.


     q   To return to the Microscope Screen, click the [Microscope] button                          in the
         lower right corner.


6. Taking & Exporting Time Lapse Movies

     This is great for viewing things that move slowly over a long period of time (e.g., a
     flower opening, a butterfly going through its stages, mold growing, or an alfalfa sprout
     growing).
     q   Display the object on the computer screen (see page 2).


     q   Click the [time lapse] button                 .

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     q   Move the “slider” bar to set the time lapse you would like to use. The units are
         Hours : Minutes : Seconds.


     q   Click the [record movie] button                     .


     q   When you have recorded what you want click the [stop record] button                                 .

     q   If you want to preview your time-lapse movie, click the                         button just below the
         small viewing screen.

     q   Click the        button to stop the preview.

     q   Click the green back arrow button                  in the bottom left corner of the screen to
         return to the Edit Screen.


     q   Click the [export] button                 .
     q   Select the folder/directory where you wish to save your movie in the “Save in” box.

     q   Name your movie in the “File name” box.
     q   Click the [Save] button.


     q   To return to the Microscope Screen, click the [Microscope] button                             .


7. Resizing a Picture

  It is a good idea to resize a picture before you export it. That way, when you import the
  picture into another program, it will be close to the size you want.

     q   Get to the Edit Screen. (If the Microscope Screen is visible, click the green back
         arrow in the bottom left corner of the screen.)


     q   If the picture you want to resize is not visible, click the [collection]                          button
         to view your other pictures.


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            § Select the picture (Snapshot) you wish to resize by clicking on it. Note: You
               can use the          and      buttons to view other pictures in the collection.
               You should select snapshots, not movies. Movies have “movie film edges” on
               the left and right sides (               ).

            § Click the green check [ok] button                       .



     q   Click the [paint] button              .




     q   Move the [scale] button                   on the lower right hand side your picture is the
         desired size.

     q   Click the green back arrow button                  in the bottom left corner of the screen to
         return to the Edit Screen.


     q   Click the [export] button                  .

     q   Select the folder/directory where you wish to save your snapshot in the “Save in” box.
     q   Name your snapshot in the “File name” box.

     q   Click the [Save] button.


     q   To return to the Microscope Screen, click the [Microscope] button                      .


8. Deleting Items from the Collection

     q   Get to the Edit Screen. (If the Microscope Screen is visible, click the green back
         arrow in the bottom left corner of the screen.)


     q   Click the [collection]                button to view your snapshots and movies.

     q   Select the item you wish to delete by clicking on it.

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     q   Click the green [check] button                 .


     q   Click the green [trash can]                   button at the bottom of the screen.

     q   Click the green [check] button                 .

9. Using the Help Menu


     q   Click the        and then hold the cursor arrow over any tool. You will hear an audio
         clip describing what each tool does.
     q   Click anywhere on the screen to exit help.



                   Intel Play QX3 Microscope Buttons and Parts




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