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Solar Eclipse 2024 Project Collection

Introduction

To prepare for the Upcoming Solar Eclipse in North American on April, 8th 2024 we have put together a group of projects.

Each crafted for the curious mind and the adventurous soul. This is not merely solar eclipse education. They are projects that equip us to delve into the wonders of the cosmos and allow us to share this fascination with others, spanning generations.

Solar Eclipse Logbook

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Did you know that there are over 10 distinct things that can happen during an eclipse?

This is a tome to record the fleeting moments of this celestial dance, with the timeless elegance of pen, ink, and paper. It offers a tangible connection to the unique spectacle, crafting a personal memento that whispers, "I bore witness to this singular moment in time."

The Eclipse Tracking Logbook is a printable PDF keepsake book to use for planning and viewing the upcoming Solar Eclipse. With its help, you will be fully prepared for those 10+ events and will know exactly when and where they will occur.

It features detailed sections to log all occurrences during a solar eclipse, including First Contact, Eclipse Phase progression, Baily's Beads, the Diamond Ring, Second Contact, the totality or annularity, Third Contact, and finally the ending. There are also sections for logging sunspots and the solar corona.

Download the Full Color Solar Eclipse Tracking Logbook printable PDF here. Then...

Black and White Version of the Solar Eclipse Tracking Logbook printable BW PDF

Visit the Solar Eclipse Tracking Logbook project page for useage instructions.


Hemisphere Solar Tracker

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The Hemisphere Solar Tracker, with its steadfast gaze upon the Sun, offers a tangible glimpse at the marvels of celestial mechanics.

The Hemisphere Solar Tracker is a device designed to observe and record the Sun's movement across the sky. It consists of a hemispherical clear globe equipped with a magnetic compass, a spirit bubble level, and a measuring swing-arm. It allows the user to track the Sun's path, transforming the abstract concept of solar movement into a tangible and interactive learning experience.

Go To the Hemisphere Solar Tracker project page.


Grease Spot Photometer

With the Grease Spot Photometer, you will step into the realm of light and shadow where a mere index card and a smudge of grease transform into instruments through which the mysteries of luminosity are not merely observed, but understood.

This is a upcoming project that we will share the plans and 3D printer files for very soon.

For now we will share a video demonstration called Measure the brightness of the sun with cooking oil and an index card - Science Snacks activity.

Sharing

These projects are easy to use and easy to share.

Print one for yourself and as many as you would like to give out to friends and family.

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What is SFAQT Gadget School?

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We make articles and projects that help artists with scientific skills and scientists with artistic expression. We celebrate the adventure in everyday moments, embracing the natural world and promoting mindful observation.

Within the shadowed borders where mystery meets invention, the SFAQT Laboratory is a nexus for the ingenious and the intrepid. Here, Viktor Criterion and Einida Ecxs, alongside a fellowship of curious minds, venture beyond the realms of the ordinary, crafting gadgets that are artifacts of adventure and discovery.

Viktor, with his unyielding drive and inventive genius, believes in the joy of creation and the adventure that lies in every creation. Einida, with her esoteric skills and infinite patience, complements Viktor's fervor with her meticulous attention to the arcane aspects of invention and exploration.

In the creative chaos of SFAQT Laboratory, the adventurous Einida Ecxs the resident Labronteur is the steadfast steward of order and efficiency. Her meticulous efforts ensure the lab remains a well-oiled machine, ready for adventure and invention. Einida's role is pivotal; she keeps the space clean and functioning, allowing genius to flourish unencumbered. Her presence is the silent backbone of the laboratory, vital in sustaining the pulse of innovation.

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Join us at SFAQT Laboratory, where every gadget holds a story, and every creation beckons to uncharted territories. Here, adventure and invention intertwine, inviting all who dare to dream to explore the wonders beyond the horizon.

Embark on a journey through our projects and articles that will ignite your creativity. Then, share the exhilarating discoveries with a friend who shares your passion for all things imaginative and curious.

Our pledge

Our pledge is that these are real projects. We have actually built the projects you see here. The parts that we link to are things you can actually buy, we know this because we have actually bought and used the materials and equipment in the links. There will not be any links to long expired auctions or hard to find materials. When we learn that a link has gone dead we will update the link with an equivalent part and make a note of the initial part and what is now available, and where feasible we will order the new part and see if it performs the same. If a project becomes unbuildable because of a lack of parts, we will clearly mark it as such.

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Hemisphere Solar Tracker

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Hemisphere Solar Tracker

The Hemisphere Solar Tracker is a device used to track the Sun's movement across the sky in tangible and interactive experience.

Equipped with a hemispherical globe, a magnetic compass, and a spirit bubble level. The user makes hourly observations by marking the sun's positions by …


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Tiny Watercolor Palette Sketching Kit

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Miners Pocket Transit >

Meet the nomadic artist. An artist intertwined with the essence of shadow and light, who captures in their works deep hues and fluid strokes. This individual is an embodiment of experiences, their every brush stroke a testament to a life lived fully, wildly, in the embrace …


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Miners Pocket Transit

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An expired patent by J. H. Trerise from 1902 is the inspiration for this gadget. During our research, sadly we did not find any mention anywhere on the internet or in books that this gadget was ever made or sold. It may have just been made by the …


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Kneeboard2023

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Prepare to supercharge your creative genius with the inventor's ultimate companion: the Inventor’s knee board. While originally crafted for aviation, this versatile kneeboard is your new must-have for brainstorming breakthroughs and bringing your brilliant ideas to life. Imagine having your sketches, notes, and technical data at your …


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