Mike Buff - Kaleidoscopes
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There is a lot going on inside the Black light Kaleidoscope by Mike Buff. Designed on the philosophy the form follows function, it is straightforward to its operation and design.
The column coming up from the base houses the three-mirror equilateral system. In the base below is where you find the black light and object chamber. Depress the button top of the base to turn on or off the light.
The idea of a black light kaleidoscope may not have an immediate appeal. That being said, the illusion is surprisingly lovely for such a '60's throwback.
Below the base you will find the knob to rotate the object chamber. It is best to slightly tilt the scope (about 45 degrees) to allow the objects to tumble in the chamber. Once you get past the initial reaction to the fluorescent colors you begin to notice the care that went into building the illusion. It is a scope to spend time with.
The Black light Kaleidoscope measures 9.25 inches tall by 5. 25 inches wide by 3.5 inched deep. $300.
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