Introduction: Space Ship Telescope for Adults

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Find a toy space ship which can be easily taken apart-the best would be one with screws , wings and speakers. Then you will need a small camera lens, two plastic cylinders , two pieces of cord and a 5x7 piece of paper.

Step 1: Taking Ship Apart

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Step 1
Open the ship and look at the inward parts of the ship. Remove the cabin of the ship and the small pieces inside of it like the seats, dashboard, etc,. Next remove the cover of the speaker.

Step 2: Step 2

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Step 2
Put the cylinders together and roll the 5x7 piece of paper and place in between them to join them. Then place one end of the cylinder into the back of the camera lens. This forms the inner part of the telescope.

Step 3: Step 3

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Step 3
If the inside of the ship has dividers, then you must make round holes for both ends of the telescope. Place the telescope through the holes so the camera lens is in the front of the ship.

Step 4: Step 4

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Step 4
Secure the back of the telescope with the cord by glueing one end to the bottom of the ship, stretch the cord over the telescope and glue the other end of the cord to the bottom of the ship on the opposite side. Repeat this step on the front of the telescope.

Step 5: Step 5

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Step 5
The last step is to close the ship around the telescope and screw it back together.

Step 6: Conclusion

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What it is and what the purpose is/or could be?
A toy space ship comes from a childs world and assists the child to use his/her imagination. This deconstruction and transformation creates a new kind of playing which is very specific (rational) for adults. But, on the other hand, the view through this telescope provides us a contradictory experience than usually telescopes do.


sadben (author)2009-06-17

nice drafts

ironsmiter (author)2009-02-25

main project... meh. upgraded to "pretty cool" if the back hatch closes, and the ships cabin reattaches for a stock look. The scale blueprint(external view) ? fricken awesome! ;-) Hope you get a good grade in whatever design class that was for.

lemonie (author)2009-02-24

You should really tell us where you got the lenses and how you positioned them. Because if they're not matched / aligned correctly this won't work. Why did you use photographs of the paper diagram rather than more photographs the actual telescope bits? L

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