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    All,
    Anyone know of a source in the UK for the 3D specs for viewing Spirit Rover pics?
    John

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    Try a comics store.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    Helpful answers only, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD
    Helpful answers only, please.
    I think that might have been a helpful answer. I haven't looked at the 3-d pics, but I'm assuming they do the red/green trick. In the US, McDonalds issued some 3-d comics and 3-d glasses as part of the Spy Kids 3-D promo; it's possible that some other comics come out in 3-D. You might also try a video rental place--if Spy Kids 3-D was released recently, they might have done a 3-D video release, and your video store might carry them. You may be able to roll your own by going to an art store and getting some colored cellophane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD
    Helpful answers only, please.
    That was supplied to me as a serious suggestion, since there are comics that use the same principle. Sorry if it came across as flippant. (I confess that I haven't tried it - I still have a pair left over from Pathfinder days.)
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    That's totally a helpful answer dude! There's likely to be a $1.99 lineart thing around there somewhere. Mine are in my discount "3D madness!" programming book. :P

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    I need a pair for the Super Console Wars 3D flash anim myself.

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    You Could always make your own. Any craft supply store will have the materials.

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    Humphrey,
    That's what I call a helpful answer!
    What colours should the plastic films be? "Red & Green", yes, but I suspect that there will be a wide choice. Is the precise shade critical?

    It's a pity that NASA didn't include DiY instructions on their website - there must be thousands. no millions of kids and teachers out there, NOT in the USA or without easy access to mail order, but who could make their own 3d specs with a little advice.. NASA thought to set up both childrens and students activity links, but ignored the 3D pics. 3D from Mars! Wow! The teaching opportunities for physics, materials, geology (sorry, areology) and current events are immense.

    Ignore my first para! We'll experiment with different colours/shades - another opportunity!
    John

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    Well, let's see, I've got cardboard, some old sweet wrappers...

    It's like Blue Peter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex W.
    Well, let's see, I've got cardboard, some old sweet wrappers...

    It's like Blue Peter!
    *cough*stickybackplastic*cough* 8-[

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    Re: 3D specs supplier in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD
    Humphrey,
    That's what I call a helpful answer!
    What colours should the plastic films be? "Red & Green", yes, but I suspect that there will be a wide choice. Is the precise shade critical?
    John
    Look at the 3D specs in US thread--apparently they should be red and blue. Sorry for the misinformation (and any esotropia that it may have caused).

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    3D specs supplier in UK

    All,
    Thanks to those who helped.

    For anyone else like me, determined not to re-invent the wheel, go to http://www.faxmentis.org/html/setup.html where the Parramatta High School (New South Wales, Australia) website has detailed instructions and many images for testing. Well done, Parramatta! And thank you to APOD, which provided the link.

    Not in the UK, but very helpful.

    John

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