January 15, 2004

New Toy: USB Microscope

What with FAO Schwartz going out of business, I decided to take a wander by... and what do I see but a Digital Blue QX3 Microscope for sale.

OK, big deal, you might think. But when the Proscope costs around $200 for just a base model, this thing at $30 bucks is a steal.

Mac OS X isn't naturally supported, but there's freeware in the form of miXscope, which works just dandy.

Here's a quarter at 200 times:

Here's a quarter at 60 times:

And 10 times, just for reference.

Posted by Ted Stevko at January 15, 2004 08:27 PM | TrackBack