What Is a Kaleidoscope?

Kaleidoscope, an optical toy, puts a brightly colored object at one end of the cylinder, a triangular prism is placed in the middle of the cylinder, and the other end is sealed with an open glass. The symmetrical beauty can be observed through the hole. image.

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Kaleidoscope, an optical toy, with a brightly colored object placed at one end of the cylinder and placed in the middle of the cylinder
A kaleidoscope is an optical toy. As long as you look into the tube, a beautiful "flower" will appear. Turn it around a little bit,
Kaleidoscope use
The kaleidoscope was born in Scotland in the 19th century and was invented by a physicist who studied optics. Two to three years later, it reached China and Japan almost at the same time. In the early 19th century, when many Chinese toys entered Japan, they also included kaleidoscopes. At that time, as a game using optics, fresh and fun, the kaleidoscope became a signature toy for candy shops to attract children. At the same time, because the kaleidoscope typically reflects the reflection of the mirror, it is cited as a textbook by the school and has been more widely spread. So far, it can be said that both China and Japan have gone through the same historical process. Until the 1980s, kaleidoscopes were upgraded from toys to works of art in the United States. In Japan, kaleidoscope production as a work of art has also been tried since the 1990s. Until now, kaleidoscope artists have made many beautiful and vivid kaleidoscopes by hand. Under such a social background, kaleidoscope collectors, kaleidoscope production artists, and shop owners who specialize in kaleidoscope shops have gathered. In 1996, the Kawana Club of Japan was established. The kaleidoscope exhibition was organized by the club, and classes were held to teach the kaleidoscope's handmade methods. At the end of 2000, a kaleidoscopic public fundraising exhibition full of happy and vivid ideas, rich originality, and full of beauty was successfully held. The Japan Wanhua Mirror Awards Exhibition is the only publicly-recruited exhibition in the world that only uses kaleidoscopes as exhibits.
In the 19th century, a kaleidoscope invented by the British entered China. Due to the limitation of production materials and craftsmanship at the time, the kaleidoscope could only be used as the private treasure of the noble officials of the Qing Dynasty. along with
The wonderful mystery of the kaleidoscope lies in its exquisitely designed mirror structure and
There are many types of kaleidoscopes. Here are some ways to make kaleidoscopes. Let s try them outmaterial requirements for homemade kaleidoscopes
The lenses needed to make a kaleidoscope, preferably
1. Dark box type (Chamber Scope / dry)
The front end of the kaleidoscope is equipped with a box called a dark box with a marked object (core) inside. By rotating, the pattern changes instantly and is pleasing to the eye. The object is a piece of glass or beads called a dry dark box.
2, dark box type (Chamber Scope / oily)
The main body of the kaleidoscope has a box (core) with a marked object (core) inside the main body. By rotating, the pattern changes instantly and is pleasing to the eye. The object is oily dark box type.
3. Wedding type (Wedding Scope)
The target is mounted in the center of the two cylinders. One cylinder consists of 2 lenses and the other usually consists of 3 lenses. The two individuals can enjoy it from both ends at the same time, and it is mostly given as a gift to congratulate the wedding, thus getting the title of wedding kaleidoscope.
4. Polarization (Polarlizing Scope )
Place a crumpled plastic film between the 2 filters and use it to generate deflected light. Polarizing filters can create incredible images like rainbows and even aurora. Compared with other types of kaleidoscopes, the polarized type requires stronger light.
5. Teleido Scope
A kaleidoscope of transparent spheres is mounted in front of the assembled lenses. Instead of beads, a transparent sphere (acrylic or crystal ball) is used. The structure is very simple, but it can show a wonderful world of images. Because the telescope and Kaleidoscope are integrated, it is called the telephoto kaleidoscope.
6. Marble Scope
Instead of the subject matter, there is a patterned glass ball. The pattern is changed by rotating the glass ball. The glass ball is called an art marble and is handmade by the artists. Each piece is unique because it is handmade.
7. Music Box Kaleidoscope
The rotation of the mainspring of the sound box is used to change the image, which not only meets the visual enjoyment, but also brings the auditory pleasure.
8.Dragonfly Kaleidoscope
Instead of the lenses commonly used in kaleidoscopes, only cut glass is installed. Through the scenery it sees, the same image will become countless. This is a visual toy that was born at the birth of the kaleidoscope. Most of the glass pieces are cut into a grid, and some are cut into a tortoiseshell shape or just cut vertically. The cut glass looks like the eyes of a dragonfly (
I. Kaleidoscope principle
The kaleidoscope principle believes that there are a certain number of stained glass pieces in the kaleidoscope. The number and quality of these fragments in the same kaleidoscope are constant, but as long as the kaleidoscope is rotated to make new combinations of fragments, there will be endless new patterns and new patterns. Advertising creativity is to give scattered and disordered materials a unique means of artistic expression, to carry out purposeful combinations, and to generate a variety of new ideas. Kaleidoscope theory is also called jigsaw puzzle or combination. It refers to the reorganization and configuration of the old elements based on market positioning and product differences to form a new combination, which is transformed into an advertising creative with a unified overall function. Regardless of whether the elements of the combination are homogeneous or heterogeneous, it can be basically divided into two cases: one is a deep, complex, creative combination; the other is a superficial, simple, and illustrative combination.
Creative combinations
The so-called creative combination is the creative process of reconfiguring and re-creating the original old elements and components to form a complete new image with its own unique structure and specific content. For example: there is a toothbrush advertisement, the theme of the advertisement is that the toothbrush is strong and durable. Based on this, the designer took the child and the toothbrush as the basic components of the idea, and created a painting that depicts a child struggling to pluck the toothbrush's hair on the advertising screen. The ad slogan was: dazzling. Here, children, toothbrushes, and toothbrush bristles become a complete new image in harmony. This somewhat exaggerated new image is a good expression of the advertising theme:
strong and sturdy. For another example, Japan s Pioneer Audio Advertising creatively combines the elements of the world-famous Niagara Falls, New York s skyscrapers, and Pioneer Audio products to form a shocking advertising idea: a majestic waterfall under the vast sky Falling down from the skyscraper group, through the surreal and fabulous fantasy pictures, people can feel the powerful visual impact. At the same time, due to the role of synaesthesia, the pioneering sound is exhilarating, powerful and powerful.
Illustrative combinations
The so-called declarative combination is a simple reorganization of the old elements at the level of form to form a creative method with a descriptive, graphic new image. For example, a television advertisement for "safflower oil" in Hong Kong, safflower oil is similar to the wind oil essence in the Mainland, and mosquito bites are rubbed away. A person holds a bottle of safflower oil and jumps rhythmically, but young women with yellow skin change their heads for a while, middle-aged men with white skin change for a while, and black-skinned women change for a while ... Slogan: Safflower oil, mosquito bites do not worry. The combination idea is to illustrate that the safflower oil of this product is "suitable for all people" by constantly switching the heads of people of different skin colors, genders, and ages on the body of a safflower oil.
Elements of Kaleidoscope Theory
1.Puzzle games
Combining irrelevant things like a jigsaw puzzle has become the most common source of creativity. Such as "Music + Clock = Music Clock", "Walking + Music = Walkman", "Cowboy Image + Marlboro Cigarette = (Great Idea in (Ad)".
2. New combinations of old elements.
Recombining many of the old elements involved in advertising campaigns. This combination is not a simple summation, but a way out of the shackles of old experience and old ideas. The combination is a new creation (integration is also creation).


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