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Welcome to an exciting world of discovery with
your new Kids Microscope! This manual will give you
a familiarity with the different features of your
microscope, how to use them, and how to preserve your
investment by proper maintenance and care.
There are two microscopes in the Kids Microscope
series. They share the same basic features and
functions, but you will find a discussion of the power
options for the MI-1100LED model on page 3.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents ................................................. 2
General Microscope Care .................................... 2
Unpacking ......................................................... 2
Cleaning ............................................................ 2
Features & Definitions .......................................... 2
Microscope Diagram ......................................... 2
Description of Components .............................. 2
Power Options for MI-1100LED ....................... 3
Operating Procedure ............................................ 3
Maintenance ......................................................... 4
Adjusting the Stage Stop .................................. 6
Warranty ............................................................... 6
Troubleshooting ................................................... 7
Specifications ....................................................... 7
Ideas for Using Your Microscope ......................... 4
Prepared Slides .................................................... 5

General Microscope Care

Unpacking

Your Kids Microscope is shipped in a two-part
Styrofoam case. Keep this case for storage, transport,
and shipping. It is perfect packing material should you
ever need to send your microscope in for repairs
covered by the warranty.
When handling your microscope, always pick it up
by the arm. Avoid touching the lens surfaces on the
eyepiece or objective lens, as finger prints will decrease
image quality.

Cleaning

The best optical quality can be compromised by
dirty lenses. Using a dustcover and cleaning the lenses
regularly will greatly enhance your microscope use.
To clean lens surfaces, remove dust by using a soft
brush or a can of compressed air. Then moisten a piece
of lens paper (our item MI-PAPER) with some lens
cleaning solution (MI- LENSCLN). Gently clean the
eyepiece and objective lens exterior surface using a
circular motion. Repeat with a second paper moistened
with solution if necessary. Repeat once again with a
piece of dry lens paper until the lens is clean and dry. Do
not spray lens cleaner directly on the lens.
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Features & Definitions

Microscope Diagram

 
 
 
3. Nosepiece
 
 
4. Objective
 
 
 
5. Stage
 
 
8. Disc diaphragm
 
 
 
10. Illuminator
 
 
 

Description of Components

 
 
1. Eyepiece: This is the part of the microscope that
you look through. It is inclined at a 45º angle for
comfortable viewing. It contains a lens that magnifies
10x.
2. Arm: The arm not only supports the head and
nosepiece, it is also the best "handle" for picking up
and moving the microscope.
3. Nosepiece: This is also called the "objective turret."
It holds the objective lenses and rotates 360º. You
can change magnification by turning it until the lens
you want to use "clicks" into place.
4. Objective lenses: These are the lenses closest to
the specimen. The standard objectives are 4x, 10x,
and 40x, which multiply with the 10x eyepiece lens
to provide magnification levels of 40x, 100x, and
400x. The shortest lens has the lowest magnification
level, while the longest has the highest. The lenses
have the following features:
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lenses
They are achromatic - they help prevent
color distortion.
They are parcentered - if you center your
slide using one objective, it will still be
centered when you move to another
objective.
They are parfocal - if you focus your
specimen using one objective, it will stay
coarsely focused when you move to another
objective. (You will still have to make minor
adjustments.)
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1. Eyepiece
2. Arm
6. Stage stop
7. Stage clips
9. Focus knob
Light intensity
control MI-1100LED

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