Bend Light For the Memories

There's optical science and high school physics, and then there's making pretty colors with this little 4-1/2" x about 1" acrylic prism. It makes the same rainbows that the beveled edges on the glass in the French doors to your grandmother's living room used to make on the floor in the afternoon while she was making supper. If you had a grandmother with French doors with beveled glass, who made you supper. If not, you'd better buy this prism or you won't have anything to remember after she's gone.

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4-1/2" ACRYLIC PRISM

Bend Light For the Memories

There's optical science and high school physics, and then there's making pretty colors with this little 4-1/2" x about 1" acrylic prism. It makes the same rainbows that the beveled edges on the glass in the French doors to your grandmother's living room used to make on the floor in the afternoon while she was making supper. If you had a grandmother with French doors with beveled glass, who made you supper. If not, you'd better buy this prism or you won't have anything to remember after she's gone.

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$3.95 EACH

Renaissance Kaleidoscope

Forget that the 6-3/4" long body is festooned with Latin phrases and old maps. The stones/beads/glass inside the tube would make designing windows in cathedrals a snap. And hey, that's good work if you can get it. A nice gift for Rosetta window fans, and a must for that special bishop in your life.

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OLD WORLD KALEIDOSCOPE

Renaissance Kaleidoscope

Forget that the 6-3/4" long body is festooned with Latin phrases and old maps. The stones/beads/glass inside the tube would make designing windows in cathedrals a snap. And hey, that's good work if you can get it. A nice gift for Rosetta window fans, and a must for that special bishop in your life.

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$7.50 EACH

Rearview Glasses

A pair of shades in assorted colors with the outer portion of each lens half silvered on the eyeball side. Glance left or right and see behind you. Cool undercover item for the younger sleuth or the dirty old man on the beach who doesn't want to be discovered. Whatever your motive, you need a pair now.

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REARVIEW SPY GLASSES

Rearview Glasses

A pair of shades in assorted colors with the outer portion of each lens half silvered on the eyeball side. Glance left or right and see behind you. Cool undercover item for the younger sleuth or the dirty old man on the beach who doesn't want to be discovered. Whatever your motive, you need a pair now.

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$3.95 EACH

Newtonian Fun

Rattlebacks are plastic semi-elliptical shapes, 3-7/8" long, that illustrate Newton's laws of motion, while mystifying kids. Set them down (the rattlebacks, not the kids) and their offset center of gravity makes them spin. Spin them in one direction and they stop and reverse themselves. You get a package of (10) in blue, along with a lesson plan and suggested activities.

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RATTLEBACKS

Newtonian Fun

Rattlebacks are plastic semi-elliptical shapes, 3-7/8" long, that illustrate Newton's laws of motion, while mystifying kids. Set them down (the rattlebacks, not the kids) and their offset center of gravity makes them spin. Spin them in one direction and they stop and reverse themselves. You get a package of (10) in blue, along with a lesson plan and suggested activities.

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$9.95 PKG (10)

Here Comes The Sun...

These 5-5/8" wide cardboard solar viewing glasses filter out 99.999 percent of visible light, and 100 percent of harmful UV and IR light, which means they’re safe for direct solar viewing (and your sunglasses aren’t). A sharp, orange image of the sun will always be there because the lenses are scratch-resistant. You get (2) pairs because who wants to watch an eclipse alone? For you techie types who care, they’re rated for transmission under EN1836:2005 and AS/NZS 1338:1992. ISO 12312-2:2015. In other words, they're from a NASA approved manufacturer. 

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SOLAR SUN EVENT VIEWING GLASSES

Here Comes The Sun...

These 5-5/8" wide cardboard solar viewing glasses filter out 99.999 percent of visible light, and 100 percent of harmful UV and IR light, which means they’re safe for direct solar viewing (and your sunglasses aren’t). A sharp, orange image of the sun will always be there because the lenses are scratch-resistant. You get (2) pairs because who wants to watch an eclipse alone? For you techie types who care, they’re rated for transmission under EN1836:2005 and AS/NZS 1338:1992. ISO 12312-2:2015. In other words, they're from a NASA approved manufacturer. 

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$3.95 PKG (2)

Fiber Optic Fingers

They'll call you rainbow fingers when you have this pack of (4) LEDs attached to elastic rings with 3" long fiber optic bundles on the front. You get (1) LED/bundle for each finger--red, white,blue and green--and the fiber optics are removable. CJ, our Senior VP for Jazz Instrumentation, says you just might be able to use these as brushes on a snare drum with enough amplification, and the audience would love it. Irreplaceable batteries included. Order (2) sets, because you have (8) fingers.

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LED FIBER OPTIC FINGERS

Fiber Optic Fingers

They'll call you rainbow fingers when you have this pack of (4) LEDs attached to elastic rings with 3" long fiber optic bundles on the front. You get (1) LED/bundle for each finger--red, white,blue and green--and the fiber optics are removable. CJ, our Senior VP for Jazz Instrumentation, says you just might be able to use these as brushes on a snare drum with enough amplification, and the audience would love it. Irreplaceable batteries included. Order (2) sets, because you have (8) fingers.

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$2.50 EACH

Doodle In 3-D

Think of it as a shortcut to learning perspective. This clever 50-sheet pad of white, 7" x 4-1/2" paper has a fine red and blue grid pattern that shows your drawing and doodling in 3-D when you wear the included 3-D glasses. It's our candidate for the why-didn't-I-think-of-that award this year.

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3D DOODLE PAD

Doodle In 3-D

Think of it as a shortcut to learning perspective. This clever 50-sheet pad of white, 7" x 4-1/2" paper has a fine red and blue grid pattern that shows your drawing and doodling in 3-D when you wear the included 3-D glasses. It's our candidate for the why-didn't-I-think-of-that award this year.

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$6.95 EACH

3-D Mirascope

You've seen everybody's favorite desk toy. The one that makes you swear you can pick up the coin that's right inside it. Too bad it's really a hologram you're looking at! Now you can own this petite version of the popular "illusion" toy. This one, 6" dia x 2" tall, with a 1-5/8" opening on the top, leaves more money in your wallet and more room on your desktop. And try to touch that little rubber frog that comes with it. It's either enchanting - or enchanted!

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3D MIRASCOPE ILLUSION TOY

3-D Mirascope

You've seen everybody's favorite desk toy. The one that makes you swear you can pick up the coin that's right inside it. Too bad it's really a hologram you're looking at! Now you can own this petite version of the popular "illusion" toy. This one, 6" dia x 2" tall, with a 1-5/8" opening on the top, leaves more money in your wallet and more room on your desktop. And try to touch that little rubber frog that comes with it. It's either enchanting - or enchanted!

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$8.95 EACH

Rainbow Bouncer

Plastic disc, 2-1/4" dia with a diffraction grating face. Place the disc in the sunlight, and it will reflect a myriad of rainbow splashes on a wall, ceiling, screen etc. Neat!

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RAINBOW BOUNCER

Rainbow Bouncer

Plastic disc, 2-1/4" dia with a diffraction grating face. Place the disc in the sunlight, and it will reflect a myriad of rainbow splashes on a wall, ceiling, screen etc. Neat!

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$2.50 PKG (2)

Moon Over My Armoire

This 4-3/4" dia moon is so much more interesting than the real thing. This one has a 4-way dimmer, flash/strobe/fast and slow fade/steady-on modes, plus internal LEDs to make (15) colors in addition to traditional moonish white. It's also a great nightlight. Remote control comes with a battery but you'll need (3) "AAA" batteries to run the moon. Topographical, but the giant astronaut footprint suggests it's not quite to scale. Will sit up by itself or wall mount on a couple of finishing nails.

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LIGHT UP SPHERICAL MOON

Moon Over My Armoire

This 4-3/4" dia moon is so much more interesting than the real thing. This one has a 4-way dimmer, flash/strobe/fast and slow fade/steady-on modes, plus internal LEDs to make (15) colors in addition to traditional moonish white. It's also a great nightlight. Remote control comes with a battery but you'll need (3) "AAA" batteries to run the moon. Topographical, but the giant astronaut footprint suggests it's not quite to scale. Will sit up by itself or wall mount on a couple of finishing nails.

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$19.95 EACH

Rainbow Glasses

Neon strip cardboard spectacles with diffraction gratings as the lenses. You can see the regular world, but all light sources and bright objects appear in multiple rainbow hued images. The effect is a little as though the whole world were a giant hologram. Great stocking stuffer or birthday party item for grade school ages.

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RAINBOW DIFFRACTION GRATING GLASSES

Rainbow Glasses

Neon strip cardboard spectacles with diffraction gratings as the lenses. You can see the regular world, but all light sources and bright objects appear in multiple rainbow hued images. The effect is a little as though the whole world were a giant hologram. Great stocking stuffer or birthday party item for grade school ages.

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$2.95 PKG (2)

Learning Circuits Is A Snap

Yet another great Snap Circuits® kit, this one based on lighting and optics, with a bonus 3-dimensional circuit board. Includes (50) parts and over (150) projects. Special components include an infinity mirror; red, green, blue and white LEDs; 6-way gel wheel; photoresistor; and a diffusion lens. Parts compatible with all other Snap Circuits® kits, too.

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3-D SNAP CIRCUITS® OPTICS KIT

Learning Circuits Is A Snap

Yet another great Snap Circuits® kit, this one based on lighting and optics, with a bonus 3-dimensional circuit board. Includes (50) parts and over (150) projects. Special components include an infinity mirror; red, green, blue and white LEDs; 6-way gel wheel; photoresistor; and a diffusion lens. Parts compatible with all other Snap Circuits® kits, too.

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$49.95 EACH

See Star Wars Stars

Who needs sparkles and beads when Star Wars™ kaleidoscopes are here. We've got kaleidoscopic views of Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, R2-D2, C-3P0, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader and a stormtrooper, licensed and everything. We'll pick (2) different kaleidoscopes for you. Measure 7-1/4" long, at least in this galaxy.

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STAR WARS KALEIDOSCOPE 2-PACK

See Star Wars Stars

Who needs sparkles and beads when Star Wars™ kaleidoscopes are here. We've got kaleidoscopic views of Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, R2-D2, C-3P0, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader and a stormtrooper, licensed and everything. We'll pick (2) different kaleidoscopes for you. Measure 7-1/4" long, at least in this galaxy.

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$14.95 PKG (2)

Non-Edible 3-D Glasses

Direct from Warner Bros' Polar Express, these old-style red lens/blue lens cardboard 3-D glasses are 5-3/4" across with 4-1/4" temples. You get (2) packages with (4) in each, for a total of (8). They carry a warning against using them as sunglasses, while performing physical activity or for extended wear or outside play, but you're also warned about choking on them. So let's not eat them during the movie, okay? And turn off your phone.

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WARNER BROS DISPOSABLE 3-D GLASSES

Non-Edible 3-D Glasses

Direct from Warner Bros' Polar Express, these old-style red lens/blue lens cardboard 3-D glasses are 5-3/4" across with 4-1/4" temples. You get (2) packages with (4) in each, for a total of (8). They carry a warning against using them as sunglasses, while performing physical activity or for extended wear or outside play, but you're also warned about choking on them. So let's not eat them during the movie, okay? And turn off your phone.

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$3.25 PKG (2)

MIRAGE MAKER

Absolutely incredible device! The Mirage®, a precision optical instrument, creates three-dimensional images of objects of your choice where there is nothing. Drop pennies, keys or similar small objects (your sister won't fit) into the 2-3/8" dia opening of this 9" dia x 3" high flying-saucer-shaped disc, and a perfect image of the object will appear floating above it. The image is so real friends will try to grasp it, but their fingers will close on thin air! Use it as a high-tech centerpiece with a flower as the object! A booklet (included) explains the magic. New coating provides protection for the mirror surfaces. Highly recommended. Made in the USA.

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3-D MIRAGE MAKER A PRECISION OPTICAL INSTRUMENT

MIRAGE MAKER

Absolutely incredible device! The Mirage®, a precision optical instrument, creates three-dimensional images of objects of your choice where there is nothing. Drop pennies, keys or similar small objects (your sister won't fit) into the 2-3/8" dia opening of this 9" dia x 3" high flying-saucer-shaped disc, and a perfect image of the object will appear floating above it. The image is so real friends will try to grasp it, but their fingers will close on thin air! Use it as a high-tech centerpiece with a flower as the object! A booklet (included) explains the magic. New coating provides protection for the mirror surfaces. Highly recommended. Made in the USA.

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$39.95 EACH

Science In A Can

You can’t put science on a stick, but you can put it in a can. The Crazy Scientist™ lab kits for young researchers come from The Purple Cow® in 6-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 1-1/2” tins. You pick from: The Water Gel Science Kit for ages 8+ with (14) experiments, lots of supplies and a 15-page manual; the Magnetic Wonder Kit for ages 8+ with a variety of materials and a 20-page manual; the Optical Illusion Kit for ages 6+ with (13) experiments, supplies, nd a 28-page manual; or the Young Survivor Kit, for preppers as young as 6, with (13) projects, equipment, and a 20-page manual.

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KIT, CRAZY SCIENTIST OPTICAL ILLUSIONS, 13 EXPS.

Science In A Can

You can’t put science on a stick, but you can put it in a can. The Crazy Scientist™ lab kits for young researchers come from The Purple Cow® in 6-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 1-1/2” tins. You pick from: The Water Gel Science Kit for ages 8+ with (14) experiments, lots of supplies and a 15-page manual; the Magnetic Wonder Kit for ages 8+ with a variety of materials and a 20-page manual; the Optical Illusion Kit for ages 6+ with (13) experiments, supplies, nd a 28-page manual; or the Young Survivor Kit, for preppers as young as 6, with (13) projects, equipment, and a 20-page manual.

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$13.98 EACH
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Harmonitrope? Zoemonica?

Our Associate VP for Clever Toys called this optical toy (the eyeMo™) “a cross between a linear zoetrope and a harmonica.” You put one of the (18) paper film strips in, slide the device past one eye and watch the movie action. The best part is that kids can make their own stop-action strips from their drawings.

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EYEMO™ OPTICAL TOY

Harmonitrope? Zoemonica?

Our Associate VP for Clever Toys called this optical toy (the eyeMo™) “a cross between a linear zoetrope and a harmonica.” You put one of the (18) paper film strips in, slide the device past one eye and watch the movie action. The best part is that kids can make their own stop-action strips from their drawings.

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$3.50 EACH

Look Like Leonardo

The polymath from Vinci was the first to create anamorphic (intentionally distorted) art, but you can continue the fun with the Cosmic Zoom, a plastic parabolic mirror and a tube that will hold the (12) anamorphic pictures in the kit. Watch the mirror de-mystify the distorted images on the tube, and make them move. Includes images to draw and to color, plus a little history, and tips for making your own anamorphic art, including templates.

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COSMIC ZOOM ANAMORPHIC ART KIT

Look Like Leonardo

The polymath from Vinci was the first to create anamorphic (intentionally distorted) art, but you can continue the fun with the Cosmic Zoom, a plastic parabolic mirror and a tube that will hold the (12) anamorphic pictures in the kit. Watch the mirror de-mystify the distorted images on the tube, and make them move. Includes images to draw and to color, plus a little history, and tips for making your own anamorphic art, including templates.

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$4.50 EACH

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