Learning Resources Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope on Ubuntu 14.04

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Jan 19 19:38:42 UTC 2015

At Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:00:31 -0600 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 4:48 PM, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone know if this device will work under Ubuntu 14.04?
> >
> >
> > http://www.learningresources.com/product/zoomy--8482-+handheld+digital+microscope.do
> >
> >
> I was curious about this -- over the recent holidays a friend showed off a
> (different model) USB microscope he had snagged from meh.com earlier in the
> year for $10. https://meh.com/forum/topics/tasco-digital-microscope-1 For
> some reason he demonstrated it in Windows, even though his laptop
> dual-boots Ubuntu, and I didn't ask why. We (younger and older but all
> chronologically adults) had a great time examining objects under it for an
> evening.
> If you search Amazon.com for "USB Microscope" you will see the model you
> mentioned as well as several others, some of which specifically promise
> linux compatibility, but most do not. I just searched the Amazon questions
> and reviews on this specific model, and nobody has mentioned linux in
> general or Ubuntu specifically.
> You might ask a question on Amazon and hope someone who owns one replies.
> Or you might contact the manufacturer. Or you could buy one and be prepared
> to send it back if you cannot make it work.

I've already contacted the manufacturer.  Other than an Ack, no information as 

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