Fun Science Gallery is a Web site for the amateur scientist created and maintained by Giorgio Carboni. He has posted instructions for building “scientific equipments from relatively cheap materials. Projects include instructions for making telescopes, microscopes, batteries, sidereal indicators, and several other instruments…” Included along with each set of instructions is a history of the original device along with ideas for experiments and activities. Be sure to check out the Fun Science home page for details of his copyright agreement.
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