Sixteen high-resolution, standalone document cameras "Hovercams" are available in the Carol K. Pforzheimer Reading Room.
Hovercams attach to your Mac or PC. Don't have a laptop? We have three laptops to lend. First come, first served.
Note: Skip this step if you are borrowing a Reading Room laptop. The software is already installed.
Visit the Hovercam website that offers a Flex10 software download page.
Select the Flex10 software option that best suits your device. They offer 32-bit and 64-bit options for PC devices and an option for Mac.
Follow on-screen installation instructions after software downloads.
Connect the Hovercam to your laptop via USB cable and open Flex 10 Software. Here is what you will see:
Click Settings on the bottom right corner of the menu.
A smaller menu will open in the software.
Click the scan tab to view camera settings.
The menu at the bottom of the screen allows you to control the camera.
Click the expand icon on the left side of the screen to view thumbnails of the images you take
Choose Go to Archive to view the images on your hard drive