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Newton Reflecting Telescope
An incredible instrument with a glass mirror from the Baader planetarium in Germany. 2 objective lenses give you 16X and 30X magnification so you can use it effectively for observing the night sky and the moon's craters. Properly adjusted you can even see Jupiter's moons!
Make your own thermostat. Interesting bi-metallic strip with a good working range. Supplied in strips of 20cm long.
2 Polarising Film Pieces
Linearly polarised film for reducing reflections or for polarisation experiments (e.g. view stress patterns in plastic items). Transmissivity: single sheet = 42%, 2 sheets crossed polaristation = <0.15%. Thickness 0.14mm. Two pieces each 50 x 50mm
Optical Illusion Plastic
This plastic sheet is less than 1mm thick but it is engraved so that it looks as though it is much thicker. Objects placed on the sheet appear to sink below the surface. A4 sheet.
Amateur Scientist CD
This is the complete collection --73 years-- of articles from Scientific American magazine's legendary column "The Amateur Scientist," plus a second Science Software Library CD with dozens of shareware and freeware programs to feed the passion of any science nut. With over 1,100 projects to challenge science enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels -- rated by cost, potential hazard, and difficulty -- this is the ultimate resource for anyone interested in home-based science. And if that's not enough, it also contains over 1,000 bonus pages of additional how-to science techniques that never appeared in Scientific American.
40x40 Peltier Element
3.5mm Glass Bead lenses
3.5mm Glass Bead lenses as used in low-cost smartphone microscope project by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Use a 3D printer to make your own lens holder. The actual magnification will depend on the model of smartphone but expect around 80 X.These are sold as a pack of 25 beads (unsorted). Please note that not all of the beads are sufficiently spherical or unblemished to use as lenses but you will certainly get a reasonable number of useable lenses.
18mm diameter. (Pack of 10)
10mm diameter. (Pack of 10)
Smartphone "Microscope" Lens 8mm focal length
Precision plastic lens in a threaded housing. Approx 6mm dia x 8mm focal length. Housing is threaded M9 x 0.5mm with an overall housing length of 6.5mm. The threaded housing allows the lens to be accurately focussed. Make a smartphone microscope.