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QX3 Digital Image Gallery

Our investigations with the Intel Play QX3 computer microscope have resulted in the collection of a large number of digital images of a variety of specimens. This gallery was constructed to highlight the best images that we have recorded with this incredible toy microscope. Use the links below to navigate to points of interest in the QX3 digital image gallery.

  • Chip Shots - We have explored the intricate miniature circuitry present on the surface of computer chips with the Intel Play QX3 microscope. Integrated circuits are illuminated with oblique illumination, often with the aid of colored gels, to highlight the numerous features in these digital images.

  • Common Items Found Around the Home and School - Using reflected brightfield microscopy, the default initialization of the Intel QX3, we have taken a look at just about everything we could find around the house and at the lab. This gallery presents the best digital images from that effort.

  • Darkfield Illumination - We have developed a modified form of darkfield illumination that relies on reflected illumination of miniature specimens placed against a dark background.

  • Brightfield Digital Images - Applying the techniques of transmitted brightfield illumination to stained specimens, we have succeeded in building a gallery of stained thin sections of anatomical and pathological tissue samples.

  • Salts, Sugars, and Other Chemicals in Polarized Light - A simple modification to the Intel QX3 microscope allows imaging under crossed polarized illumination. Specimens are prepared in thin sections with a microscope slide and coverslip for polarized light microscopy.

  • Rheinberg Illumination Digital Images - By employing colored gels in a reflected light microscopy configuration similar to that for darkfield microscopy, we have been able to simulate Rheinberg illumination.

  • QX3 Advanced Digital Image Galleries - Our investigations with the Intel Play QX3 computer microscope have resulted in the collection of a large number of digital images of a variety of specimens. This gallery was constructed to highlight the best images that we have recorded using advanced condenser systems with this incredible toy microscope.

  • QX3 Microscope Time-Lapse Movie Gallery - Visit our gallery of time-lapse movies captured with the QX3 microscope. Many of the movies were made with a modified version of the microscope adapted for polarized light with a full-wave retardation plate in the optical pathway.

  • Software Interface Time-Lapse Movie Gallery - Using our collection of digital time-lapse sequences, we have constructed a user interface that resembles and operates in a manner similar to the QX3 interactive software. This improved interface allows visitors to experience the "look and feel" of the QX3 microscope software.

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