by kongorilla, published
This is a stereoscope used for viewing stereo pairs (two images that together make a 3D image) arranged parallel style (not cross-eye). Thanks to its central pivot, it can be used with a wide variety of image sizes. It's ideal for viewing pairs made of two 5x7" photo prints, or images approximately that size on a monitor. It's also fun to just plain look through the viewer, because it increases your depth perception by effectively moving your eyes farther apart.
But that's only half the fun. I've included a collection of stereo images I made especially for this viewer (see "Kongoscope_3D_Image_Funpack.pdf").
They're good viewing on your monitor or printed on 8.5 x 11" paper.
But that's not all! I wrote a light-hearted user manual (see "Kongoscope_USER_MANUAL.pdf") that should make assembly easy and fun. It also has viewing tips. While writing the manual, I made up a fantasy company, KONGO!, that's marketing this device. See their comic book advertising over there on the left.
I hope somebody has fun with this!
EDIT OCT. 6, 2010: By request, I've added the original Blender file. Note that there are reference objects in the file not meant to be printed, like mirrors and screws.
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I now have all the parts and just ordered the mirrors. I'll post pictures after I get it all together.
Thanks for making this it is really awesome! I can't wait to contribute more back to the community. On that not I did make a gcode viewer. You can find a link to it on http://unifab.org.
Thanks again, Lars.
Cool! I hope the rest of the parts went well after you got your technique figured out.
I'm glad someone else made one. I only know about Bre's copy (which I got to play with at Maker Faire) and I was a little discouraged by the community's apparent lack of interest in making the 'scope. I know a stereoscope is a niche item, but why make something you can easily buy at the store?
you have the time, please post pictures when you're done! (That goes for anyone else who may have made one. You too, Bre!)
Thanks for your comment Lars.
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Here are a couple sources for the mirror you will need:
If anyone knows of other retailers of reasonably prices first surface mirror, please add links below! Thanks!
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