[ASC-list] looking to borrow/purchase large Fresnel Lens on stand & stirling engine

Charles Willock charlesw at cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Tue Sep 27 03:16:21 UTC 2011

Heya Lisa,

   A fun and impressive idea.  As a teen I aquired a searchlight mirror 
   (about 0.9m diameter) and it was sufficiently well focussed to melt

   Might be useful to locate a supply of welders goggles (from a local
   trade school?) for the audience because the focus point is way too 
   bright to observe otherwise ... and that, after all, is where the 
   action is.


On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 02:55:29AM +0000, Lisa Bailey wrote:
> Hello ASCers,
> I am looking to hire/borrow/purchase a large Fresnel lens on a stand and a 
> stirling engine to use for two weeks in early October to demonstrate solar 
> energy to school students and the general public.  I you have any information 
> or ideas about where I can go to acquire either the lens or engine I would 
> love to hear from you.  (The links below show what the objects look like.)
> Thank you for any help you can give me.
> Regards,
> Lisa
> http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Fresnel-Lens-Deathray-An-Experiment-in-Opti/
> http://www.amazon.com/3B-Scientific-Stirling-Demonstrates-conversion/dp/B004UV23IW
> http://www.gyroscope.com/d.asp?product=SOLARSTIR
> Lisa Bailey
> Ph: (08) 7120 8605 | mobile: 0427 490088| Fax: (08) 8221 6563 | lbailey at riaus.org.au | www.riaus.org.au<http://www.riaus.org.au/>

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