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1 Where To Get Cool Optical and Electronic “stuff ” Last Updated 6/14/13 College of Optical Sciences University of Arizona NOTE: Mention of a particular product or company does not indicate any type of endorsement by the College of Optical Sciences and/or the University of Arizona. Dr. Mike Nofziger

2 Optics: Surplus Shed – Color CMOS Camera ($5, f.l.=4.8mm, 352x288 pixels) Color Filter Wheel ($29, high-quality RGB filters) Educational Set of 50mm Lenses ($13, 6 glass lenses, DCX, PCX, DCC, PCC) Educational Set of 50mm Mirrors ($12, 6 glass mirrors, 3 concave, 3 convex)www.surplusshed.comColor CMOS CameraColor Filter WheelEducational Set of 50mm LensesEducational Set of 50mm Mirrors Dr. Mike Nofziger

3 Optics: Surplus Shed – Refracting Telescope Kit ($9, f obj =220mm dia. 52mm, f eye =20mm, MP=11) Doublet 10X Folding Magnifier ($1.25, 16mm dia. 10X) “Xerox” Copy Lens ($8, 45mm dia., 200mm f.l.) Eyepieces, Microscope Objectives…….. TONS OF OPTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!www.surplusshed.comRefracting Telescope KitDoublet 10X Folding Magnifier“Xerox” Copy Lens Dr. Mike Nofziger

4 Optics: Anchor Optics – Safe-Glo ($19, 2 ′ W x2 ′ L) Lens Grab Bag ($7.95, 20 lenses, PCX, DCX, etc.) Half Lenses ($4.50 PCX, $7.00 DCX) Plastic Lenses ($5.00 DCX, 150mm f.l., packs of 10) Demonstration Lens Set ($7.50, $11, $18, same dia./different f.l., same f.l./different dia.) Prism Grab Bag ($19.95, 10 prisms) Student Optical Bench ($14.94, parts to make an optical bench from a meter stick) Economy Optics Kit ($24.95, entire collection to demonstrate imaging and color) Plastic Optical Fiber ($0.75/ft., 1mm dia. core) United Nuclear Scientific Equipment & Supplies -- Acrylic Optics Set (new $35) Magnifying Viewer (HUGE, for bugs!! $5) Mirror Set ($15, 6 spherical mirrors, 3 concave, 3 convex) UltraGlow Paint ($14, glow-in-the-dark paint) Sky Scientific – Grab BagHalf LensesPlastic LensesDemonstration Lens SetPrism Grab BagStudent Optical BenchEconomy Optics KitPlastic Optical Fiberwww.unitednuclear.comAcrylic Optics SetMagnifying ViewerMirror SetUltraGlow Paintwww.skyscientific.com Dr. Mike Nofziger

5 Optical “Toys”: Edmund Scientifics – American Science & Surplus – Ground Glass ($1.00 pkg(6), 2”x2”x1/32”) Ground Glass ($1.50 pkg(3), 3-1/2”x4-3/8”x1/16”) Plastic Magnifier ($1.50 pkg(2), 2X lens and a 6X lens) Negative Lens Assortment ($5.50 pkg(20), -30mm to -169mm, various diameters) Red, Green and Blue Light Demonstrator ($57.95 RGB LED’s with brightness controls) “The Mirage” ($34.95, 9” dia.) “Mirascope” ($7.95, 6” dia. version of The Mirage) “Disappearing Coins Bank” ($5.50, uses a two-way mirror, relatively easy to explain) “Shrinking Coin Bank” ($6.95, makes coins shrink! as they fall into the bank; difficult to explain) “Disappearing Beaker” ($9.95, demonstrates refractive index matching using (safe) cooking oil)www.scientificsonline.comwww.sciplus.comGround GlassPlastic MagnifierNegative Lens Assortment MirageMirascopeDisappearing Coins BankShrinking Coin BankDisappearing Beaker Dr. Mike Nofziger

6 Color: Edmund Optics – Dichroic Filter Set ($116, Red, Green, Blue, 50mm dia.) Dichroic Filter Set ($116, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, 50mm dia.) Optics Planet – RGBW LED Flashlight ($26.89, Red, Green, Blue, and White LED Galaxy Flashlight) Inova Microlight LED ($6.39 R,G,B $7.99 UV) Walmart – RGBW LED Flashlight ($21.87, Red, Green, Blue, and White LED Galaxy Flashlight) Rainbow Symphony – Anaglyph 3D Glasses ($0.40, bulk discounts) Diffraction Grating Glasses ($0.45, bulk discounts) NOTE: Buy the “single axis” Diffraction Grating Glasses, NOT the “double axis” ones. The “double axis” version produces spectra in both the x- and y-directions, making it very hard to interpret.www.edmundoptics.comDichroic Filter Set LED FlashlightInova Microlight LEDwww.walmart.comRGBW LED Flashlightwww.rainbowsymphony.comAnaglyph 3D GlassesDiffraction Grating Glasses Dr. Mike Nofziger

7 “Electro-Optics”: Electronic Goldmine – Chaney Electronics -- MPJA Online – All Electronics – Jameco Electronics – Digikey – SurplusGizmos.com – Dr. Mike Nofziger

8 “LED Box”: ITEMModel #$ 400 Tie-Points Solderless BreadboardEIC USB A to B Cable E USB Hub 4-port, not poweredEQ USB Hub 7-port, AC poweredN-UH712-BP10.95 Plastic Box Plastic BoxBLAC12.00 LED- RGB Color-changing LED Various LED’s……. 400 Tie-Points Solderless Breadboard USB A to B Cable USB Hub 4-port, not powered USB Hub 7-port, AC powered Plastic Box Plastic Box LED- RGB Color-changing Dr. Mike Nofziger

9 Solar Cells: Edmund Scientifics – Low Cost-High Output Encapsulated(0.45V, 100mA-1000mA$3.95-$9.95) American Science & Surplus – Solar Panels Electronic Goldmine – Harbor Freight – Solar Light Set(10 Solar Cell charged LED lights $29.99)www.scientificsonline.comLow Cost-High Output Encapsulatedwww.sciplus.comSolar Panelswww.goldmine-elec.comwww.harborfreight.com Dr. Mike Nofziger


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