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
Asked by RadBear 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I thought I posted this already but now I can't find it. wanting to build a pair of these for my dad http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/261411580635?ul_noapp=true&chn;=ps&lpid;=82 but with the lenses articulated so that he can move them wherever he wants. trying to find a prism that would work correctly without inverting the image (I want it to be disorienting, but......not that bad)
Posted by crapflinger 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Why are prisms not used for phone cameras (or are they) ? it seems to me that prisms may be implemented for bi-directional cameras, for lengthening the focus distance, for widening the view field and stereoscopic images.
Asked by andreiperi 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I am experimenting with the idea of having several "cloned screens" out of one projector. The principle of light being split by a prism may yield very good results if colors are correctly displayed when using the prism with two mirrors to split the light in two directions. I will try this with an overhead projector first but if anybody has any suggestions please feel free to comment. Having the same image duplicated has a lot of advantages for projected movies in the park and businesses. Superbolw! Hockey! times two!
Posted by dejabox 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I would like to make a 'solid' ray box (not out of cardboard!), preferably with more than one slot, and shine the rays from it to a set of mirrors, prisms, and all different kinds of reflective/refractive materials. The light would bounce off quite a few medias so I imagine it needs to be quite strong, but again, how strong? I know I need a fresnel lense in order to make the rays coming out of my ray box parallel but what is the rule, what distance does the lense need to be from the source of light, and does it depend on the size and strength of the light? Thank you very much!
Asked by matisha23 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I want to make my own 3D video and I only have one camera. could I make a camera attachment in a "T" shape and use a prism to split the camera's focal point to the left and right then have each direction hit a 45 degree mirror to turn the focus back to the front of the camera and set a filter on each side of attachment that will correspond to filters on lenses of 3D glasses, and have this make a stereoscopic video with one camera? Could anybody who has experience with prisms and lenses verify if this would work before I start building a prototype...
Asked by SWV1787 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
In short, it is for a uni project, and what I would like to do is shine a light (laser or white light) onto a prism that would have a LDR to detect the light and trigger a motor - the motor is attached to the prism to make it spin and refract the light to the next prism for a chain reaction mechanism to happen (I'd have 3 of them operating in a circle, maybe..) What I really need to know is what types of components to buy as there seems to be different kinds of every one, different voltages. (for example, how strong a laser do I need to be detected by the LDR, etc etc...) Don't want to fry anything! Thank you very much for you help! :)
Asked by matisha23 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Harry Coover, accidental discoverer of Super Glue, has died in Tennessee, aged 94. Coover realised the adhesive potential of cyanoacrylate in 1951, when an assistant noticed that a piece of the material had firmly stuck two optical prisms together.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
It seems like when I look at one unit of the spectrum the color looks pretty much the same at opposite ends of the unit, but when I look at another unit of the same size at a different place in the spectrum, the color seems to change drastically from one side to the other.
Asked by NatureTM 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm working on a project that utilizes a series of laser beams, about 8. Instead of having 8 separate laser pointers/diodes, I think it would be easier if I were to find a way of splitting the beam of light from one into 8 beams of light. Does anyone have any ideas? Something like shining it through angled Plexiglas or some kind of prism?
Posted by whatsisface 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I love ingenuity, so I wanted to share this link to an article on a Brazilian machinist who makes skylights from water filled pop bottles. I'm not sure if these would classify as a budget solatube or a twenty first century deck prism.There's also a video, but it's in some obscure foreign language. Portuguese i think.I might add one to my shed...
Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi I got problem how to alignment two piece of metal like on picture to seat one on other, with simple home made device ? I got idea to get picture of both and just position one to right position, but problem is how to get picture of both in same time on screen ? I see that is possible with prism mirrors but I dont idea how to do that, so I ask for help with ideas. Thank you for help or link's to get more infos about that.
Posted by primoz 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I had a quick look around for something like this, but couldn't find anything. Place some kind of mirror / lens / prism over the webcam at the top of my laptop's screen so that it can register the screen itself + software to track finger(s) touching the screen. = (multi)touch screen. The angle would be easy, figuring the distance of the finger from the camera would be trickier... You might not get amazingly good resolution, but it should be enough for iPhone type scrolling sweeps and simple button pushing etc. Thoughts?
Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
When white light passes through a prism,it is splitted into its constituents colours due to the difference in the speed of different colours in prism.the colour which has more speed is deviated most(red)and the colour having less speed deviates least(violet).thus,white light is splitted. we know that wavelength is directly proprtional to speed. The question is why the wavelength of different colours differ from each other?and why does the wavelength of red colour is longest and of violet colour is shortest?
Asked by vmkverma 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Made a night vision spotting scope from a rather large cascade tube and I'm wishing for a way to get the same image in both eyes like binoculars. Is this possible to do with DIY parts and off the shelf optics? The phosphor screen (what needs to be magnified into the eye) is 34mm in dia and has a clear picture without an eyepiece, but an eyepiece will magnify it for easier usage. I was wondering if anyone out there had a solution for something like this. I think I can get access to surplus prisms and mirrors if necessary, but I have no idea what I would need.
Asked by MattGyver92 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have seen led music cubes and prisms here but is it at all possible that you could make one that does light up to music in a plexi glass cube but filled with mineral oil? If I were to do this of course itd have to be sealed water tight so nothing leaks, but is there anything else that might need to occur? Per say would I have to add a dye to the mineral oil to get a good luminosity effect or would it be shining bright without it? If you could throw me some things that might be flawed in this idea or advice I would appreciate it lots!
Asked by PersonPwner 7 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I'm wondering if anyone else who has experience with professional CAD software has tried 123D and finds it difficult to use. I have ~7 years of experience using Solidworks in a mechanical engineering and robotics context. I recently tried to pick up 123D for use with my home 3D printer and find it absolutely infuriating to use. It feels like working with oven mitts on. But, I see screenshots of very complex models people have made all over the place. So, I'm not sure if: - I'm spoiled from the use of "professional" software and need to lower my expectations for free consumer software. For example, I'm very used to full control over creating reference geometry like axes and planes, and creating everything from 2D sketches that are then extruded/revolved/swept (as opposed to 3D shape primitives) and having direct control over all of the dimensions the entire time. In 123D I find it difficult to do something as simple as create two rectangular prisms and put them a fixed distance from each other, or create a rectangular prism and then put a hole in it a certain distance from one edge. - If this is just a difference between Autodesk and Dassault software - e.g. if I was used to using Autodesk Inventor instead of Solidworks, maybe I'd have an easier time picking up 123D. - If I'm just being lazy/impatient, and need to watch more tutorial videos and give myself more time to pick up the software. So, just curious if anyone else has a similar experience coming from using professional software (as opposed to a maker/hobbyist who had never used 3D CAD at all before).
Posted by Ben Finio 5 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
After seeing the recent Sun Jar I'ble, I had an idea (not even concrete enought to be a Completable) for an interestingly extended version. There now exist LEDs for infrared, visible red, green, and blue, and near UV.It should be possible, with a mix of small low-voltage constant-current power supplies and pulse modulators, to construct a multiple-LED light source which roughly models what we perceive as the solar "spectrum." I don't mean formally reproducing the raw wavelength distribution, but rather the combination of intensities we see (or measure with a thermometer) in a prism- or grating-spread spectral display.Coupling such a circuit to a solar cell would allow you to build a "Sun Jar" which "collects sunlight" during the day and "releases sunlight" at night. As I said, just an idea...
Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hey all you musicians, and especially guitar players! I am currently planning the next version of my Prism Laser Guitar (vote for me if you like it!) and I need some opinions.The next version will hopefully sound very much like a real guitar, not a synthesizer. It will also be capable of playing chords among other tricks the first version couldn't do. However, due to physical and monetary restraints, it will have to be a 4-string bass guitar of some sort. That's fine with me - I love bass!So here's the idea: Unhindered by the physical limitations of a vibrating string, I am free to tune the bass as low as I want. I'm thinking of giving it a C#, F#, B, E tuning, with a bottom note of 17.5Hz. That's lower than pretty much any bass you can get, opening up a whole playground of super bass notes to drive neighbours up the wall. ;)Is that something people would be interested in? Or should I stick to a standard bass tuning range?
Posted by jeff-o 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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Posted by global01 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
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Posted by chooseausername 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I am currently using a home built 3'' refracting telescope, and want to build a shorter focal length eyepiece to get some detail for observing planets (lunar surface, rings on Saturn, more of the moons of Jupiter. The current setup uses a plossl eyepiece with about a 25mm focal length, giving 30 to 40x magnification, and allowing very clear viewing of the moon, and will pick out three of Jupiters moons on a clear night. Ideally I'd like a 5mm to 10mm focal length, for a 100 to 200x magnification. I've considered using the lens out of a DVD drive, which looks as though it could work, although I've only seen one example of it done before. I also have a selection of reasonable quality prisms and lenses about 1'' diameter, with focal lengths from about 2'' to 4''. So, how well would a DVD drive lens work, and are there any interesting designs that make an eyepiece with a focal length significantly shorter than any of its component lenses (in the same way the focal length of a plossl is about 1/2 the focal length of the lenses used). Thanks in advance for any help. (Would this get better response in the photography section)
Posted by The Skinnerz 7 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Ever since I watched the first season of Stargate SG1, I've wanted one of those sweet little tactical periscopes that Jack o'Neill uses to look around corners to avoid Jaffa. The image is here, but it's just a prop! As far as I can tell, they either don't exist or are absurdly expensive or are just really hard to find. So I want to make one. I know some basic optics from working in a university laser lab, but we don't usually use lenses and such. I have played with simple two-lens telescopes and know that the ratio of the focal lengths is the amount by which an image is magnified. The corner would need to have a tiny prism in it. The problem I'm having is this: If I use tiny lenses, and a longish (~30cm) tube, the viewable area is ridiculously small. I would love to find a way to enlarge the viewable area I see in the eyepiece. Does anyone here know how this is done? At the very least I would like to know how to position the optics so that it seems like my eye is at the far end of the periscope. Maybe I could use a peephole lens to get a wider field of view too.
Asked by laserjocky 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I just had a great Idea last night. Okay, I think we've all seen those $250,000 homemade flight simulators built by people with just a wee bit too much time on their hands (like anyone who goes on instructables). One of the main reasons these are expensive, other than the computer themselves, is the fact that there are multiple LCD screens surrounding the pilot. These things cost a few pretty pennies, so this is where my idea comes in. The first thing you would need to do, would be to arrange some semi-opaque plastic panels where you would usually have the LCD displays. They need to be opaque enough that you can't see through them, but clear enough to let a good bit of light through. In other words, they need to be translucent, not transparent. The second thing would be computer software. It needs to be able to totally invert your desktop display. You could do this with hardware, but it would be a waste of time and materials. Connected to your computer would be a digital projector, which is where all of the magic of this project comes together. You run the projector through a prism (what kind, anyone?), to slightly warp the projected image. You need this warpage (is that a word?), to counteract the different angles of the plastic panels. The projector is set up in front of the "cockpit," projecting its inverted, warped image at it. You can see the images on the inside, because you chose the correct opacity, right? The hope behind this idea, is that it is much cheaper to have 1 digital projector, than it is to have multiple LCDs. Thanks! MDJ
Posted by mdj817 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi, Some time ago I acquired a beautiful old bellows plate camera, quite closely resembling the top one on this page. Mostly I try to use old cameras with the film they're designed for, but plate photography is going a bit to far for my tastes. Therefore I set out to convert the camera to a digital one. Something like the SVP FS1700 seems perfect for turning into an improvised digital back, but I think I'll need something to look through and focus as well. I've made a quick sketch of what I think would be a good construction, it can be seen at http://www.incarnations.nl/temp/camera.jpg. (1) and (2) are mirrors, projecting the image on the ground glass plate in the camera to the viewfinder on top. When the camera has been aimed and focussed, mirror (1) can be flipped down, allowing the scanner (3) to take the picture. I'm a kinda decent tinkerer, but I've got no experience with lenses, mirrors and the like. A couple of questions I'd like to have answered: 1) Does this have any chance of actually working? 2) What would be the best way to determine the proper placing and angle of the mirrors? 3) The distance between the scanner and the glass plate might cause some focus problems. Could this be worked around with lenses or an extra ground glass plate, or will this cause more trouble than it's worth? 4) As an added bonus I'd like to add split-images focus to the viewfinder, but I have no clue how this works. It can't be as easy as just buying the prism/glass and inserting it into the viewfinder, right? Any help or advice anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated!
Asked by Fransvb 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
Hello, I've been frequenting this site for a number of years now, but have never actually posted anything. However, I am now starting up an important project, that may be little much for me, and I'm wanting to make sure I have a full understanding of the resources I'm going to need to complete the project. So I'm going to give a little background in the hopes of explaining why this project is so important. I'm a college student looking to get my associates in Application Development. I'm currently in my second quarter of classes, and am beginning the planning process for what the school is calling the "Capstone Project" (aka Senior Project). So as it stands I have about two years to, assuming everything goes well, to create a new application, and I decided I'd be a bit of an over achiever (with this project even if I'm not with others xP) and develop an AI assistant home robot based off the Japanese Gatebox (https://gatebox.ai/). I choose this because I feel it's something that really challenges all my skills, as I started my career off as an IT in the Navy specializing in System Administration, then worked as an on call computer repairmen for a year after I got out, and am now working on becoming a programmer. Now while I've done some research into, and am forming a plan for the software side, there are a few things on the physical tech side that I'm having trouble with. First, I would like to use a prism hologram, rather than a projector and clear screen, however I'm also not wanting the base to take up a large area on a desk. So I was wondering if there were any cheap projectors that could work, or if someone knows of a small screen that could allow for a somewhat tall projection? Second, as a kind of way to make my system stand out as it's own thing, I was wanting figure out a way to wirelessly (preferably over a wifi connection) to stream the image from the "Central" unit to a "Remote" unit somewhere else in the house, while on a budget. I know Wireless HDMI systems exists, however given there price I would prefer to find an alternative method. Any and all help would be appreciated.
Posted by evocure 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
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Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm an engineer with ~7 years of experience using Solidworks (professional CAD software). After hearing about Autodesk 123D Design here on Instructables, I tried to start using it to design and print things with my home 3D printer. However, I'm initially finding it very frustrating to use (more detail on that in a minute) - and I'm not sure if this is just because I'm stuck in my ways with the software I'm used to, or if I'm just trying to use 123D for something it wasn't really intended for. To try and give some concrete examples - I understand that you can create 3D shape primitives (rectangular prisms, cylinders etc) and assign them dimensions when you create them. I also understand that you can create 2D sketch objects and define their dimensions. What I don't find intuitive at all is how you can assign the dimensions of objects relative to each other. For example, say I want to make a 10x10x1mm bracket, with two 2mm diameter circular holes that have their positions on the face defined by the distance from their centers to the edge of the bracket. In a parametric CAD program, that is very easy to do in a 2D sketch and then extrude to a 3D solid. In 123D, I understand that I can create a rectangle primitive and then put holes in it using cylinder primitives - but it seems impossible to define the exact location of those cylinders relative to the edges of the rectangle; also impossible to create a sketch with two circles in it and a dimension defining the distance between their centers. To give another concrete example: at the 4:20 mark in this video (from this Instructable), he draws a circle on top of an existing rectangular part, and then "centers" it by just dragging it around freehand and eyeballing it. Would it be possible to define the center of that circle relative to an edge, corner, or center of that existing rectangle? Or can 123D just not do that? What I'd like to see, if anyone is up for it, is a step-by-step tutorial (preferably in video format) for making some sort of "technical" part where the dimensions matter and it isn't sufficient to just eyeball it and drag things around. e.g. a bracket like this (exact dimensions don't have to be what I drew here, but you get the idea). All of the tutorials I've seen so far - including the official Autodesk ones - seem to just focus on eyeballing it/free-handing dragging parts around.
Posted by Ben Finio 5 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
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This person is most likely two decades more youthful than me and may only see the Flashlight with the prism of the Iphone . The technologies now has wrinkles he explained and also the display quality , in the current 800-by-480 globe , is awkward . I would recently been transporting the Flashlight close to for several days , and that i merely could not accept him. I will not dispute the truth that the apple iphone 4 is a superb item . And also the lot of Google android mobile phones , with and with out key boards , are great items . I love the Android By , for example , although I believe it is too large to transport close to on the day time -to- day time foundation . I love the initial Android and Android 2, although I believe Moto continues to have some function to complete on that computer keyboard . The keyboard—really any cell phone keyboard—is, to some extent , in the core of my difference using the Gizmodo publisher . He, like a number of other earlier 20-somethings, is completely comfy with no bodily computer keyboard . I am not . There are lots of individuals during my era much like me and in all likelihood numerous current Edge clients who nevertheless choose Messaging mobile phones . But departing apart the yawning generational variations , I love the Flashlight and that i appreciate utilizing it . Furthermore I not skip my BlackBerry Bold 9000, I'm not going it back again . Here is why: 1) The Internet browser : Indeed , chiefly a credit score towards the Rim Operating system 6, but with no touchscreen and accelerometer, which allows me change from landscape and portrait setting , the knowledge would not be fifty percent of the same quality . It is certainly quicker , deals with practically any type of Site , and it is supported with a display that, whilst not as high definition like a Android or apple iphone , is definitely razor-sharp sufficient for my eye . 2) The House Display : Edge has been doing a pleasant work using the accessible property about the Flashlight display , and that i adore the way the display techniques remaining to correct and down and up . I'm able to reside in the All display , however , just like other configurable cellular systems , I'm able to personalize it too . You will find a number of symbols about the All display , so having the ability to transfer some to Faves is really a encouraged alter . I am also happy the written text information image has become towards the top of their email list . On my small Daring , I frequently skipped texts since the image was crammed nicely beneath digital collapse . Additionally , I love that a few of the essential applications , like Tweets , are actually a fall behind area of the program . 3) The Touchscreen : I did previously personal a Hand Treo and try to valued the mixture of contact and bodily inputting . Given , the old Hand display was limited . The Flashlight , however , isn't . I love will be able to use actions to maneuver with the numerous displays . Adding the touch and move is encouraged , although , I can not picture somebody starting an impression display without them . 4) The Look : The Flashlight is weightier than my Daring , however it seems excellent during my hands . The line is good , although not groundbreaking . There's something really Rim - ant concerning the Torch—and I am good with this . 5) The Laptop Keyboard and Touch pad : Indeed , the laptop keyboard has a smaller footprint along with a little bit much more confined than my Daring , but Edge has because of the secrets somewhat formed sides , so they are simpler to really feel . I'm able to nevertheless perform some inputting with out checking secrets . Basically kind with an apple iphone , I must view my cerebral vascular accidents ( do not detest me simply because I am aged ). Those who have a mature Contour or very first - era Daring will value the track pad . Nevertheless , the main reason it is fascinating about the Flashlight happens because it life correct beneath a complete touchscreen . In the beginning I asked yourself the reason why you would want the track pad using the motion - powered display . Nevertheless , I quickly grew to become skilled at utilizing it for just one really significantly feature—something that's not very easy to complete with an apple iphone : shifting a cursor close to via characters , phrases , and obstructs of textual content . On an apple iphone , I location my hand exactly where I wish to choose and maintain it before the cursor techniques to that particular place . Basically maintain for any 2nd lengthier , my choice resources seem . There isn't any good way to browse via textual content . The Torch's track pad allows me transfer my cursor anyplace I want—in connects and text—and then begin choosing , duplicating , sticking , and so on . It is a delicate distinction but one that is essential for a particular type of person .
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