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Stereoscopic Glasses


a pair of reading glasses with a high magnifying power (preferably 3.0 to 3.5)

a small machine screw (at least 1/2 inch long)

a phillips head screwdriver

a camera and a tripod

glue or tape

For the picture:

1. Set up your camera and tripod on a level surface.

2. Compose your shot with the main subject in the center and take a picture.

3. Slide the tripod 2.5 inches (about 63 mm) to either the right or the left. If necessary adjust the direction of your camera so that the subject is again in center of the shot.

4. Take a second picture from the new position.

5. Print the pictures so that each image is about 2.5-3 inches in width.

6. Glue or tape them side-by-side onto a piece of paper like so:

For the Glasses:

1. Start by cutting the glasses in half at the middle of the bridge.

2. Cut each temple about 1/2" past the hinge.

3. Drill a hole in the centers of the remaining temple pieces that is just large enough to tightly fit the machine screw.

4. Position the two eye pieces so that the temples are about 1/2 inch apart.

5. Screw the machine screw through one temple and into the second temple.

To Use:

1. Hold it up to your face with the temples and bolt sticking out on the side that is nearest to your face.

2. Position it so that the lenses are about two inches away from your eyes.

3. Hold the stereograph card about 12 inches away from your face. Play around with the spacing between your eyes, the lenses and the card.