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Prisms to salvage? Answered

Any ideas on where I can salvage some prisms? I wondering there is some sort of piece of equipment with prisms in it I might be able scrounge

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

I didn't even think about them. They've got lots of great stuff.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

Why not make your own prism?
  • Use insulation tape around the ends of three microscope slides to make a triangular tube.
  • Stand the tube on end on a flat surface, and fix in place with more tape.
  • Fill the tube with something clear (eg, water), and you have a usable prism.  If you use something that will set permanently (eg clear resin), then you can lift the prism and position it more easily.


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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 10 years ago

Zackly!

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Military tank periscope.

Some laser printers.

Some binoculars and monoculars.

Google "surplus prism".