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Hyperscope Kit

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Hyperscope Kit
  • Hyperscope Kit
  • Hyperscope Kit
  • Hyperscope Kit
The Hyperscope is a viewing device that uses a system of mirrors to increase the distance between your eyes so that your eyes are as far apart as those of an antelope. This allows you to see the world in a different way, more exciting and with more depth.The average eye separation is about 65mm. The Hyperscope increases this to 190 mm, i.e. by a factor of 3. As a result, your ability to detect changes in depth is enhanced by a factor of 3. By optically increasing the distance between your eyes the Hyperscope extends your vision and remaps space in new and visually exciting ways. Three dimensional space becomes bigger while objects seem smaller but more dramatic, and you will be able to appreciate three dimensional form at much greater distances. You will also notice changes in proportion: friends will have Cyrano de Bergerac noses, and if you look at your feet, they will look smaller, more remote, but somehow deeper - a kind of "Through the Looking Glass" experience. Try asking a friend to stand about 10 feet away and stretch their hand out towards you, noting that instead of their hand looking larger as you would expect, it is smaller - why? Next, test their ability to catch a ball. Most people find this difficult to do while looking through the Hyperscope, and withdraw their hands from the path the ball is following, just as they are about to catch it. There is also an intriguing difference in your eye-level, and you will realise that some complex three-dimensional structures are much clearer, easier to understand.The Hyperscope can also help to clarify complicated two-dimensional images such as PDI's (Perceived Depth Images), or stereograms, the richly textured images which spring into 3D when viewed correctly, and which have become so popular. The ability to see them still eludes some people, but the Hyperscope can be used to help you see them as you are meant to. Place the image to be viewed on a suitable surface, a table or even better a wall, and looking through the Hyperscope, move towards it until double vision occurs. Move backwards and forwards until the images fuse, and the image will "click" into sharp relief.Please note - many people can see the effect in the Hyperscope, but it does completely depend on the viewer having full stereoscopic vision, and we have also heard that it does not always work so well if you are wearing glasses. The Hyperscope is supplied in kit form, but is easily assembled in a few minutes. No tools are required.

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Customer reviews
 5/5
Works extremely well! a lot of fun to play with outside.
 5/5
Vision du monde tr??s sp?ciale.
 5/5
 4/5
Effect is mild but very intriguing - be sure to tweak the mirror angles when assembled to not go cross-eyed.
 5/5
Great enhanced 3D effect.
 5/5
Very fun and interesting. Reminds me of tilt shift photography in the way it makes things appear as toy versions of themselves.
 4/5
A cool effect. I used a twist tie to keep the components together tightly after constructed. I'll probably glue it soon.
 5/5
Very amusing and easy to assble. I wish the pseudo scope kit used similar materials.
 4/5
The product is nice, once you can focus right the object itself almost disappears from your mind and all that's left is the awesome effect.
That said, though, the object is a bit fragile, as the various parts do not snap together and it tends to disassemble itself quite often. This way I already lost one of the small mirrors, and when (if) i find it again I think I'll glue it together to make it a bit sturdier.
 5/5