Step 1: Gathering Materials and Tools
Aluminum Foil (Heavy Duty)
Black Food Stand*
Black Spray Paint
Wooden Sticks (2) 1"x 12"
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Pipe*
* alternatives can be used
Most of the supplies were free because our Physics teacher owned the materials, but many of the other materials are inexpensive. You would only need to buy aluminum foil, which can be purchased at any grocery store. Also, many of the materials are interchangeable. We used both aluminum foil and reflective tape, but you can use either. Cardboard can be obtained from any shipping company. The PVC pipe can be replaced by any old pipe or piece of wood to hold up the parabolic reflector.
Step 2: Spray Painting the Outer Box
WARNING: MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS OUTSIDE!