A kaleidoscope is composed of two or more mirrors laid lengthwise inside a tube, in addition to colored beads or other small objects reside in the tube's larger end. Light pas…ses through this end, hitting the colored objects inside the rotating compartment. Any random configuration created in the falling of the colored objects reflects in the mirrors, making beautiful symmetrical patterns. Rotating the compartment moves the objects, creating a different image than previously seen. (MORE)
A tube-shaped optical instrument that is rotated to produce a succession of symmetrical designs by means of mirrors reflecting the constantly changing patterns made by bits of… colored glass at one end of the tube. .
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David Brewster invented and patented the kaleidoscope in 1816. He described its structure and operations in a 174-page scientific paper titled Treatise on the Kaleidoscope. …In his treatise, Brewster calculated that 24 fragments of glass in the object box of a kaleidoscope could create more than 1.4 x 1033 fleeting views. He also described the most effective combinations of colors for kaleidoscopes based on light properties. In the 1840s, he used two lenses to produce a three-dimensional effect in creating the stereoscope . He was also a leading advocate of the flat Fresnel lens adopted by the British for lighthouses and was credited with saving thousands of lives by protecting vessels against shipwrecks. Brewster taught at the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, was one of the first editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and published many books and scientific papers. (MORE)
/facepalm its like a telescope but does not magnify nor can you see all the way through it and it shows you pretty colors from the light that comes in the other side...why did…n't you just google this? and you spelled does wrong . (MORE)
Kaleidoscope is a science fiction story by the late Ray Bradbury. It was originally a short story, was expanded somewhat. There have been several divergent radio drama adaptat…ions. Basic plot is a spacecraft accident and its aftermath, a series of doomed men in spacesuits armed only with radios. As I said there are several radio adaptations, there might even be one where it (comes out all right) could be a bad dream or something in a space simulator for close-quarters, or well, Lord Knows. the ones I am famiiar with are tragic. (MORE)
Kaleidoscope glasses use a special pair kaleidoscopic lenses toprovide entertainment for the user. When wearing kaleidoscopeglasses the user may experience a vision of fractal… patterns due tothe faceted cuts on the lenses. You can check out companies likeGloFX to view the various glasses that will feature these uniquelens. They also have a great FAQ page about kaleidoscope glasses,you can read up on it by searching GloFX Glasses What AreKaleidoscope Glasses. (MORE)