Exo Labs Time-Lapse and Live Video examples

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Aug 26, 2014 8:00:00 AM

 

Last week we posted recommendations for creating time-lapse videos with the Exo Labs camera.  Below are some examples of the videos we've made and tips to help you re-create them:

See photosynthisis in action in this Elodea (Aquatic Plant) time-lapse:  Elodea_Time_Lapse

  • Tip: Use a cover slip or second slide to ensure the leaf is as flat as possible and add a drop of water before placing on your microscope

See Gel-like Spheres (Hydrophilic Water Gel) grow: Hydrophillic_Water_Gel_-_Timelapse

  • Tip: Use a shallow dish of water vs. completely submerging the spheres, add food coling to the water to create fun colors and use distilled water to prevent cracking

See a Daphnia (Water Flea) digest its food and see it's heart beating: Daphnia_Video

  • Use a deep-well or concavity slide to position the Daphnia under your microscope, use only a small amount of water to limit movement and keep the Daphnia in your field of view.

Other Video Examples:

Radish Seeds Sprouting

M&M's Melting

 

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Creating a Time-Lapse Video with the Exo Labs Camera

Posted by Exo Labs

Aug 19, 2014 8:00:00 AM

 

Time-Lapse vidoes, like the one below, are just one of the capabilities that make the Exo Labs Camera a great tool for exploration of the natual world.  If you've played around with the time-lapse function you may have wondered which settings are best for your exercise, here are some guidelines to follow for great time-lapse videos with the Exo Labs Camera:

First you will need to determine the rate of change you would like to capture, for Example the heart-rate of a micrscopic organism is very fast change while a sproutung seed is a slow change.  Use the table below to determine the best settings based on your specimen's rate of change:

 

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Inspire and Be Inspired

Posted by Exo Labs

Aug 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

 

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) Team and Programme offers a platform and environment for capable individuals with disabilities to help alleviate challenges they face as they pursue academics and careers. http://www.washington.edu/doit/

We were delighted when Tami Tidewell, Counselor/CO-ordinator at DO-IT, UW extended an invitation to Exo Labs to run a workshop with the DO-IT Scholars last week.

We were warmly welcomed by 18 intelligent, enthusiastic and energetic students! During the workshop, these students were highly engaged and found it easy to explore and share their findings where they weren’t able to do so before. Students were able to better enjoy their time with deeper levels of discussions on subjects under a microscope as well as uncover details on owl pellet, intricate details on various currencies, plants, rocks and minerals.

Throughout the workshop we heard students say:

  • "Wish we had such a cool microscope setup in our school!"
  • “This is awesome! Didn’t realise how many bugs and worms you can find in pond water!"
  • The most common word we heard for the day was ‘Wow!’

We, at Exo Labs, went to this workshop to encourage exploration and inspire new learning experiences. In return, we felt humbled and came away truly inspired. We would like to thank the DO-IT team for giving us this tremendous opportunity to work with so many talented and inspiring students.  Go DO-IT!

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Tech Toys for Kids

Posted by Exo Labs

Aug 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM



At Exo Labs, we want to bring out the natural scientist in kids.  To make exploring fun, exciting and help to create new learning experiences which they can in turn share easily!

We're delighted that Michael Corsentino and Alexandra Niki at Resource Magazine selected the Exo Labs Camera to be featured as one of the powerful and exciting educational tools for kids in their Summer Edition.

Here's what they had to say:  

"Kids love science – remember how exciting it was the first time you looked into a microscope and peered in worlds unseen by the naked eye?  The Exo Labs camera updates that experience by bringing it into the age of digital photography. This camera works with any microscope – just insert it, plug it into your iPad and you’re ready to start streaming high-quality stills and video to the Exo Labs app.  There, you’ll be able to explore, create and share your discoveries with friends.  Robust features such as time lapse, the ability to measure items’ length and size, count elements of different specimens and include annotations for the images you create, make the Exo Labs camera a powerful educational tool.  Not just a one-trick pony, it also does double duty as a specimen or dissection camera when it’s variable lens is attached.  Take a closer look at the world with the Exo Labs Camera."

Before you head out for your family summer holiday why not take advantage of the special promotion we are currently running to help inspire exploration and create new memorable moments with your kids!  Simply enter the promotional code SUMMER150. Hurry…. Offer runs till stock lasts!  http://exolabs.com/products/exolabscamera.html

 

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ISTE 2014 - Exo Labs at the Bammy Awards

Posted by Exo Labs

Jul 22, 2014 12:05:00 PM

 

We had a blast at ISTE 2014 and would like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported us and stopped by our booth.

Exo Labs founder and CEO, Mike Baum, was interviewed as part of the Bammy Awards "Search for the Top 50 Ed Tech resources at ISTE 2014", click here to watch the video: 

http://industry.bammyawards.com/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=185&video_id=75

 

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Colorado educator uses Exo Labs Camera, nabs second place in Scientific Method contest.

Posted by Exo Labs

Jul 18, 2014 12:10:00 PM

 

Philip McIntosh, "Learner-in-chief" for Colorado Springs Academy district 20, recently used the Exo Labs camera system to study and measure mushrooms spores and the resulting paper, which won 2nd place in the Instructables.com Scientific Method contest, can be viewed by clinking this link: http://mycorant.com/calibrating-the-exolabs-microscope-measuring-system-for-sub-micrometer-resolution/

At Exo Labs we greatly appreciate customer stories and feedback as we strive continuously to make improvements and add new features based on user requests.

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Implementing technology in the classroom - Schools share their biggest challenges

Posted by Exo Labs

Jul 15, 2014 10:49:00 AM

 

We asked teachers, technology directors and school administrators "What are some of the biggest challenges to implementing technology in the classroom?", here's what they had to say:

"Most teachers use technology to do the same [things] they did without it.  I find the most difficult thing about integrationg technology is to get teachers to let go of old pedagogies and use technology as a tool to do something different that creates a deeper learning experience."

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Exo Labs App updated with new features!

Posted by Exo Labs

Jul 10, 2014 1:33:41 PM

 

Exo Labs is proud to announce that Version 1.9 of our App is now available for free download on the App Store℠.  This version corrects a few minor issues, adds Chinese language compatibility, and adds advanced features for use with our new Model 2 Camera. 

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Introducing the Exo Labs Model 2 Camera

Posted by Exo Labs

Jun 4, 2014 10:20:39 AM

 

To further enable 21st century science education, we are proud to introduce our new Exo Labs Model 2 Camera.

The Model 2 camera is designed for newer iPad models, and utilizes the Lightning connector. The new model provides faster performance, increased field of view, and higher-quality imaging for an even better user experience. The camera attaches to virtually any microscope, allows for instant streaming to an iPad via the Exo Labs App, and quickly charges your iPad while connected. It's a game-changer for science and education.

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Measuring the gonopodium of mosquito fish Gambusia nicaraguensis

Posted by Exo Labs

May 30, 2014 8:30:00 AM

 

On Wednesday, Nick Cail from the Burke Museum sent us some photos of a staff member utilizing the Exo Labs Camera in her research for the geology department. Today, he sent us the following photos of Chris Jones, a Burke Museum preservation specialist who is measuring the gonopodium of Gambusia nicaraguensis, a mosquito fish collected in Honduras.

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