Current price $127.27
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Location Commerce, CA 90040 US
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Seller simplybestprices-10to20dayshipping (351825)
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Brand Planet Toys
Recommended Age Range 5-7 years
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PLANET TOYS PLANET EARTH DIGITAL MICROSCOPE KIT. BEST PRICE
The Digital Microscope from Planet Earth Toys will have children ages 6 and up enjoying themselves while exploring the world around them. Designed to evoke natural curiosity, children can look up close at plants, animals, water, and more, through the microscope eyepiece, or on the computer screen with the included web cam attachment.
What We ThinkFun Factor: Durability: (what this means) The Good: Microscope and web cam can be connected to the computer for display on screen and saving imagesThe Bad: Image quality could have been sharper and with more resolutionIn a Nutshell: Toy microscope for children offers educational fun, letting them explore their curiosity At a Glance Ages: 6 and upRequires: 3 AA batteries The Digital Microscope enables children ages 6 to explore the world around them. View larger. Digital Microscope with Three Magnification Levels The Digital Microscope set requires three AA batteries (not included). A screwdriver is needed to open up the battery cover, and after they are installed, pushing the on/off button turns on the necessary light.
We put in the prepared slide of a flower petal and turned the focusing ring until we saw it show up in the microscope as a pretty random pattern of spiked edges. With three magnification levels at 100x, 300x, and 900x, we were able to take three distinct looks at the petal.
Although the microscope provided loads of fun, we did notice a couple shortcomings. First, the eyepiece of the microscope was very small, making it difficult to peer into and, second, although made out of metal, the base still felt slightly unstable. Nonetheless, these minor issues certainly did not prevent us from using the microscope, but did detract slightly from the overall user experience.
Web Cam Lets You Connect Microscope to Computer Included in the Digital Microscope Kit is a web cam that can be used to observe large objects that don't fit under the microscope. In addition, by simply screwing on an adapter and installing the included software, you can connect the web cam directly onto the top of the microscope, letting you see the microscopic images on your computer screen. This is, of course, a toy microscope so we didn't expect professional results, but we still wish that the images on screen could have been a little clearer. Additionally, because there is a split-second delay to send the information from the microscope to the computer, it can be difficult to focus.
Once connected to your computer, you can take photos and capture videos of all everything you are looking at under the microscope by simply clicking a button.
Create Calendars, Cards, Posters, and More! With the images you save, you can easily create calendars, cards, and other projects. Since the software includes templates, creating a project book is as easy as dragging and dropping images into the predefined spaces.
The software requires Windows 98/ME/200/XP or above, a Pentium 200MHz processor or faster, 64MB of RAM or higher, a video card with 4MB of RAM minimum, 24-bit display, a CD-ROM drive, and an available USB port.
Activity Booklet Helps Get You Started An included activity booklet includes six projects to help novices get started. These activities include observing leaves, pond water, and crystals. The kit includes eight prepared slides with items such as an ostrich feather, aloe gel, celery, and tree bark. And of course, you can get anything you want and place it on an empty slide to look at it in full detail with the microscope. The included tweezers and plastic bags lets you handle your slides carefully so you'll be sure to get a good specimen.
What's in the Box Digital microscope, detachable web cam with USB cable, stand for web cam, eight prepared slides, eight blank slides, eight slide covers, tweezers, four plastic bag, activity book, software CD-ROM.
30.2 x 29 x 10.9 centimeters
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