Dec 29, 2015

Guy Makes Giant Periscope So He Can See the Eiffel Tower from Bed

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Tinkerer and DIY enthusiast Lucas Berbesson recently built a DIY periscope so he could see the Eiffel Tower from his bed.

Berbesson posted a step-by-step guide on Imgur in addition to a video tutorial on YouTube (which you can find embedded below). For more information and to see more projects from Lucas, check out his page on La Fabrique DIY!

[via Imgur, La Fabrique DIY, YouTube]

 

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“The original view. This is what I see without the mirrors.” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“It works like a giant periscope” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“General scheme of the installation” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“I glued big mirrors on marine wood. Mirrors are 1.2 m long. Wood boards are 1.5 cm thick, same size as the mirrors and water resistant. They bring strength and rigidity to the glass.” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“Steel brackets on each extremity of the mirrors.” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“Blocks of wood because I did not want to screw directly through concrete.” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“I glued the blocks on my window” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“I used a flexible piece of wood to apply strength between the facing blocks while the glue dries.” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“Then I screwed the mirrors inside the blocks. I used one big screw on purpose to be able to turn the mirror and make angle adjustment.” [source]

 

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DIY Periscope by Lucas Berbesson

 

“Final result” [source]

 

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