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Solar Cell
Code: SOLARCELL
Price: $2.86
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Tiny Silicon Solar Cell For the laser communicator, or for powering the three penny radio. (You will want three for the radio.)

This tiny solar cell is 2 centimeters on a side.

They can be soldered, but we find it easiest to use transparent tape to stick wires onto the cell.

This makes a good sample for Silicon in your collection of samples for the Periodic Table of the Elements.

 



Three Tiny Solar Cells
Code: 3SOLARCELLS
Price: $6.38
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Three tiny solar cells, each 2 centimeters square. These are enough to power the Three Penny Radio.
 



Ten Tiny Solar Cells
Code: 10SOLARCELLS
Price: $16.94
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Sometimes you just want more power.
 



Fresnel Lens Page Magnifier
Code: FRESNEL
Price: $7.41
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For the Solar Powered Marshmallow Roaster project:

This Fresnel lens is 10 inches by 7 inches, with a focal length a little over 10 inches.
It concentrates the sun's energy down to a fine point, generating extremely high temperatures.

It can also be used to magnify the pages of a book to make reading easier.

 



Rainbow Glasses
Code: RAINBOW
Price: $2.87
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For the spectroscope project, or just for fun.

These glasses turn every light and sparkle into a shower of rainbows. Use them to make a spectroscope, or just use them to amuse the kids.

 



Tube of 50 Light Sticks
Code: LIGHTSTICKS
Price: $12.64
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A tube of 50 chemoluminescent (glow in the dark) bracelets, each one 8 inches long, in 5 colors.

These can be connected together to make headbands, necklaces, belts, etc.

The ends of the tube are special connectors to make a ball or cage that glows at night.

Sticks glow for 6 hours, except for green, which glows much longer.

These sell at fund raisers, dances, and parties for $1 to $2 each.

 



Four Hologram Laser Pointer
Code: LASER
Price: $11.73
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This laser pointer comes with 4 holograms that screw onto the head of the laser to make patterns on the wall.

The laser also comes with batteries and a keychain.

This laser works very well for the Laser Communicator project.

 



Laser Voice Transmitter Kit
Code: LASERVOICEKIT
Price: $24.96
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Everything you need to transmit your voice over a laser beam. The laser, the audio transformer, the bicolor LED, the phono plug, the battery holder, even two test leads. Goes together in minutes. Matching receiver sold separately.
 



Laser Receiver Kit
Code: LASERRCVR
Price: $12.13
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All you need to make the receiver for the laser communicator.

No soldering required -- just attach the wires to the solar cell with ordinary transparent tape.

One Tiny Silicon Solar Cell
One Piezoelectric Earphone

 



Free-Space Laser Communicator Kit
Code: FREESPACE
Price: $23.48
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The parts needed to build the Free Space Laser Communicator project.

Use your computer to send Morse Code with a laser beam.

Use the Laser Receiver bundle to receive the signals.

 



Diffraction Grating Film
Code: DIFFRACTION
Price: $3.16
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High efficiency holographic diffraction grating film. This is the good stuff!

Great for making spectrographs, or taking photos with rainbows around every bright spot in the image.

A six inch square of it, so the whole class can make spectrographs.

With this film, you can see the bright line spectra of gases like Neon in your collection of the Periodic Table of the Elements.

 



Two Polarizers in slide holders
Code: POLARIZINGSLIDE
Price: $2.82
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Polarizing film in a convenient cardboard holder like a 35 mm slide.

Great for making the Polariscope, or just to play around with.

You get a pair of them, because they're more fun that way.

 



Eclipse Glasses
Code: ECLIPSEGLASSES
Price: $2.84
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Eclipse glasses for viewing the sun.

Watch the ocassional eclipse, or observe the much more common subspots.

With these on, you won't see anything but the sun. They are very dark.

Be really cool, and wear them at night.

 



Wallet sized magnifier
Code: WALLETMAGNIFIER
Price: $1.41
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A magnifier that fits neatly in your wallet.

Magnifies 4x, or use it to start a fire in an emergency.

Flat Fresnel lens is the size of a credit card, and comes with a thin protective case.

A magnifier is a very handy thing to always have available.

 



Kryptonite
Code: KRYPTONITE
Price: $4.17
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Kryptonite is the longest lasting phosphorescent material available. It glows all night (over 12 hours) after charging in the sun for only an hour or two.

These tiny vials (about an inch high and half an inch in diameter) contain enough Kryptonite to read maps at night, or books under the covers.

No evil genius should be without a protective vial of Kryptonite! Keep one of these in your pocket, and Superman will keep his big "S" out of your business!

This makes a good sample for Strontium, Europium, or Dysprosium in your collection of samples for the Periodic Table of the Elements.

 



Larger Kyptonite Vial
Code: LRGKRYPTONITE
Price: $19.21
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This is a slightly larger vial of Kryptonite than our small glass vials.

The pieces in it are also a little larger -- they are the pieces that would not fit in the smaller vials.

The vial is about as big around as a quarter, and about an inch high.

The larger pieces are ideal for the Kryptonite Necklace project.

 



Kryptonite Sheet Square Foot
Code: KrypSheetFoot
Price: $15.43
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A single square foot of our Kryptonite sheet.

Use a white, blue, purple, or ultraviolet LED to write on this material, and watch it slowly fade over the next hour or more.

Draw pictures, write messages, play games, the glow is the longest lasting of any material known to man.

With a purple or blue laser, you can write on it from several feet away.

Use a camera flash or strobe light to make shadow images.

Or, cut out letters from it to form glow in the dark signs, such as EXIT signs, or arrows to indicate directions, or make stairs visible after the lights go out.

Comes with a self-stick coating on the back.

 



Kryptonite Vinyl Sheet Square Yard
Code: KrypSheetYard
Price: $96.38
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A full square yard of our Kryptonite sheet.

Use a white, blue, purple, or ultraviolet LED to write on this material, and watch it slowly fade over the next hour or more.

Draw pictures, write messages, play games, the glow is the longest lasting of any material known to man.

With a purple or blue laser, you can write on it from several feet away.

Use a camera flash or strobe light to make shadow images.

Or, cut out letters from it to form glow in the dark signs, such as EXIT signs, or arrows to indicate directions, or make stairs visible after the lights go out.

Comes with a self-stick coating on the back.