Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
A new toy
I walked past a charity shop yesterday and saw this in the window, so - at £4 - I thought I would buy it.
Of course, it was missing the driver installation disc, but that would only have worked on a P.C. anyway, so I shelved it for the night (and started getting all philosophical instead - it was something I heard on the radio, btw).
In the process of trying to download a Mac-friendly system to use it, I came upon - eventually - a forum which told me that the ordinary 'Photo Booth' on this Mac will run it, so I plugged it in and tried again. Hurrah. It worked.
It is only a kid's microscope, so the quality isn't brilliant, but this is what my dead pet Damsel Fly looks like at 20X. It goes up to 350X, but the image quality becomes too horrible to make it worthwhile.