Microscope (Intel Play QX3)

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The Intel Play QX3 Microscope.


Assuming a Debian based GNU/Linux is used.

Make sure the required software is installed. As root run the following command:

apt-get update && apt-get install cheese v4l-utils

Images and Video

Start by lunching cheese, it will allow you save images and videos.


To list available commands, type the following in the command line:

v4l2-ctl -l

Control the lights

Turns on bottom light:

v4l2-ctl -c illuminator_1=1

Turn off bottom light

v4l2-ctl -c illuminator_1=0

Turns on top light:

v4l2-ctl -c illuminator_2=1

Turn on bottom light

v4l2-ctl -c illuminator_2=0
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