31 free optical project books from the 1970s
November 17, 2007 10:39 AM   Subscribe

The folks at Anchor optics must have figured out that if you give away more than thirty pdfs of classic science project books involving optics, people who want to do the projects will know where to shop. My favorite: Fun With Fresnel Lenses (22.9 mb pdf).
posted by nímwunnan (7 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
nice find... thanks!
posted by HuronBob at 11:05 AM on November 17, 2007

Hey! "Anchor Optics" is Edmund Scientific!

I have fond memories - more of browsing the catalog than of the crappy junk itself - but still, for a geek in the dark days before the internet, this was pure pr0n.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 12:05 PM on November 17, 2007

This is good.
posted by spock at 6:18 PM on November 17, 2007

Also check out AnchorOptics for the tubes and focusing helicoids that may let you make that 50mm f/0.8 lens you've been dreaming of for your SLR (if you're anything like me that is).
posted by Sukiari at 11:33 PM on November 17, 2007

Not anchor, but Thorlabs.
posted by Sukiari at 11:33 PM on November 17, 2007

Ooooh.... 30x40 Fresnel lenses...
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:25 AM on November 18, 2007

Careful, one of those links is a bit Ronchi.
posted by Eideteker at 5:10 AM on November 19, 2007

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