Intel Play

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The Intel Play product line, developed and jointly marketed by Intel and Mattel, was a product line of consumer "toy" electronic devices. The other toys were the Digital Movie Creator, the Computer Sound Morpher, and the Me2Cam.[1][2]

The Intel Play product line was discontinued on March 29, 2002 when it was purchased by Tim Hall's holding company Prime Entertainment. Hall founded Digital Blue,[3] which continued the Intel Play product line under the Digital Blue brand. The "Play" logo of Intel Play became a staple of 2K Play in 2007.

QX3 Computer Microscope[edit]

Intel Play QX3 Microscope

The QX3 Computer Microscope was a product in the Intel Play product line and was continued in the Digital Blue product line. The upgraded QX5 model was available.

The QX3 is a small electronic microscope that can connect to a computer via a USB connection. It has magnification levels of 10x, 60x, and 200x. The microscope comes with software which allows a computer to access the microscope and use it to either take pictures or record movie. The specimen can be lit either from underneath or from above by one of two incandescent bulbs (3.5V, 300mA). The specimen platform is adjustable to focus the image. The Vision CPiA (VV0670P001) is interfaced to a CIF CCD sensor, sampled at a resolution of 320x240 pixels.

QX5 Computer Microscope[edit]

The QX5 Computer Microscope is a Digital Blue product and upgraded the QX3 with multiple improvements, including a 640x480 image capture device and brighter light source.

EPROM. 60x Closeup With Qx5.

Digital Movie Creator[edit]

The Digital Movie Creator was a product in the Intel Play product line and was continued in the Digital Blue product line. The upgraded 2.0 and 3.0 was available. Intel Play Digital Movie Creator is featured as an easy-to-use digital video camera and movie-making software package that allows children to use the PC to script and star in their own feature movies. At the time of development and release in 2001, the goal of the Intel Play products is to extend the value and utility of powerful PCs, like ones based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor.[4]


  1. ^ "Toy Story: the Intel and Mattel Startup". Intel Newsroom. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  2. ^ "Mattel And Intel Debut New Line Of Intel® Play Smart Toys At The American International Toy Fair". Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  3. ^ "Digital Blue Store". 2013-05-17. Archived from the original on 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  4. ^ "Lights, Camera, Action: Intel Play Digital Movie Creator Extends PC Experience". Retrieved 2021-01-07.

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