• Cardboard tube of 20 centimeters in length.
  • Black fine cardboard piece
  • Stock market of plastic transparency
  • Rule
  • Pencil or marker
  • Blade
  • Four leaves of folder of plastic
  • Paper onion
  • Scissorss
  • Band of rubber or liguita
  • Sticky tape
  • Pearls of colors, pieces of paper, pricked paper of colors, etc.
  • Stickers and paper of gift
  1. We draw a rectangle of 20 by 10 centimeters in a piece of folder of plastic transparency. The short thing and three lines are drawn that conform equal rectangles, as it is in the drawing. We notice that a narrower rectangle is due to leave.
  2. It doubles plastic throughout the lines to obtain a triangular form. the strip agosta goes more in the outer part. It places sticky tape in the narrowest strip.
  3. Desliza the plastic triangle in the cardboard tube.
  4. It On guard places the vertical tube on a black fine cardboard piece. It draws up the contour to form a disc, you in center do a hole of the disc and holds it with sticky tape to one of the sides of the tube.
  5. In the other end of the tube it places a piece of stock market of plastic transparency it presses to create a depression. It places some accounts of colors, paper of colors in small small pieces, etc.
  6. It places on the piece of stock market of plastic that contains pelitas and paper a paper piece onion. It places on the paper and the plastic a rubber band. Asgúrate of which it holds all good firmly. Crta the leftovers, decorates with the tube with gift paper or stickers.
  7. The kaleidoscope is ready to be used! Simply sostenlo in the hands and observes by the hole in the black fine cardboard, you have to turn the tube and looks at the forms and colors that form.



The kaleidoscope is a very old optical toy, nevertheless officially it was not patented and presented as we nowadays know it until year 1816 on the part of David Brewster, a Scottish physicist.

In the base opposed to the one of the viewfinder are all those elements that will create what soon we will see (that is to say: the perforated slips of paper and the accounts). Now we think that we are in front of a kaleidoscope of three mirrors, then the base will be triangular, the reflection will be locked up by these three mirrors, which will reproduce everything infinitely what appears in center of the same. When looking at the viewfinder we see a reproduced figure hundreds of times by these 3 mirrors that are reflected some to the other creating an infinite vision of a mirror within a mirror. The distance (in degrees) between the mirrors creates different reproductions than we found in center. With this example when the mirrors are to 45grados one of the following one are created eight duplicated images, when they are to 60 degrees become six and when these are to 90 degrees see four.


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Ready kaleidoscope



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