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Topic: The mirage
Message: Posted by: tbaer (Oct 11, 2007 08:05PM)
http://www.teachersource.com/LightAndColor/MirrorsLensesAndPrisms/TheMirage.aspx
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Oct 12, 2007 04:41AM)
These are great like any think on the market there good and bad ones of these around. The one pictured looks like one of the better ones. If your thinking of getting one go for good quality and the biggest you can afford. I have one and just use it as a look at this curiosity and kids and adults love it they also like to set it up them self with ther coins or finger rings it a great ice breaker talking point thing.
Message: Posted by: tbaer (Oct 12, 2007 05:20PM)
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On 2007-10-12 05:41, Yellowcustard wrote:
These are great like any think on the market there good and bad ones of these around. The one pictured looks like one of the better ones. If your thinking of getting one go for good quality and the biggest you can afford. I have one and just use it as a look at this curiosity and kids and adults love it they also like to set it up them self with ther coins or finger rings it a great ice breaker talking point thing.
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So is it just a conversation piece, nothing more? Can you not use it as a magic trick in any way?
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Oct 15, 2007 03:03AM)
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On 2007-10-12 18:20, tbaer wrote:
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On 2007-10-12 05:41, Yellowcustard wrote:
These are great like any think on the market there good and bad ones of these around. The one pictured looks like one of the better ones. If your thinking of getting one go for good quality and the biggest you can afford. I have one and just use it as a look at this curiosity and kids and adults love it they also like to set it up them self with ther coins or finger rings it a great ice breaker talking point thing.
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So is it just a conversation piece, nothing more? Can you not use it as a magic trick in any way?
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There have been tricks and illusions in the past using mirrors and you could set something based around this idea. However I would see this as a curiosity talking piece rather than a magic prop. The post questioning about this piece is interesting I might set up a separate post about the science of magic form and what we want from it but I need to think more about it. Thanks tbaer for stirring something in me (sorry if I am making this sound exciting it going to be dull)
Message: Posted by: Silvertongue (Oct 15, 2007 03:34PM)
Borodin has one in ' Sheherazade '
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Jul 29, 2008 06:27PM)
I have a real old magic book somewhere with a cut away illustration of side table which uses a mirror ( convex I thnk) to project a bottle and cigarr box onto the top of the table. I'd love to see one of those "in the flesh"