8 December 1997 Play optics with LEGO
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Proceedings Volume 3190, Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294389
Event: Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics, 1997, Delft, Netherlands
Abstract
The basic elements of a fairly complete optomechanical kit based on the use of LEGOTM is presented. Through a careful exploitation of the many standard LEGO elements, and adding a few new simple components made of plexiglass, we demonstrate that almost all of the mechanical parts of an optical setup can be built with little effort and at an extremely reduced cost. Several systems and experiments are presented, mainly in the fields of optical filtering and interferometry, to show that the proposed mountings are perfectly suitable for didactic purposes, and can often be employed even in more demanding scientific applications.
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Franco Quercioli, Franco Quercioli, Bruno Tiribilli, Bruno Tiribilli, Andrea Mannoni, Andrea Mannoni, S. Acciai, S. Acciai, "Play optics with LEGO", Proc. SPIE 3190, Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294389; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294389
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