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What is in the equipment kit, how to borrow, and using the MicroCapture application.

The Kit

Located in the Tech Table, the Microscope kit is available for checkout at the Service Center Desk.

The Microscope may operate independently or attached directly to your computer, and can magnify up to x1000. Download of a cellphone application offers in-app photography or video capture. Simple viewing available through the user's computer's camera app. 

We recommend playing around with the microscope and the cellphone software to familiarize yourself. 

Lending Policies

Available for checkout to CWRU & CIM students, faculty, and staff at the Service Center. CWRU Alumni, CIA, Public or Visiting patrons are not permitted to check out loanable equipment kits. 

5 day lending period.

NO due dates on weekends & NO due dates when the Library is officially closed. 

→ Be aware of Semester breaks! While classes may be on break, the library may not!

NO renewals on equipment.

NO holds on equipment.

NO doubling up on the same equipment (ex: 2 still cameras).

→ HOWEVER, checking out different equipment is encouraged (ex: 1 video camera, 1 still camera).

NO “Can I return this and check it right back out?”s. 

NO checking out partial equipment kits.

→ Only complete equipment kits can be checked out.

Kit's Equipment



Cainda X201 WiFi Microscope has two adjusting wheels: 1) Light Brightness Wheel (found on the top of the microscope and indicated by the light bulb), 2) Grey Magnification Wheel (found on the bottom). The Magnification Wheel can magnify from 50x to 1000x. The Power button duals as the photo capture button, and 2 zooming buttons provide up to 2x zoom. Remove the protection cover before use. The microscope may used used separately from the computer if fully charged. 



Microscope Stand holds the microscope while viewing.

 USB A→B Cable is the kit's charging cable, and computer connection cable. Attaching the microscope to the user's computer and opening the camera app allows projection of magnification and photo capturing functionality. The download of the computer software allows full functionality of the zoom and photo capture buttons.