Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:04:39

Author: --- David Maiullo

Subject: Re: Rainbow Symphony Group Purchase?!?

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I'm in!

Dave/RU

On 3/20/2012 1:46 PM, Oregon Physics Demo Room wrote:
> Hello Everybody!
>
> Happy Tuesday!
>
> No surprise to me, I was wildly optimistic in my anticipation of a
> price break for a bulk purchase. Mark, the owner of Rainbow Symphony,
> said that for the work that goes into making these custom glasses -
> including ensuring proper orientation of the gratings - and the higher
> cost of the linear gratings, he can't go any cheaper than 25 cents
> apiece for a bulk purchase.
>
> That being said, 25 cents is still a great deal for glasses that would
> otherwise be almost double that. Also, the handheld glasses have
> greater longevity if you choose to re-use them, because they don't
> have the awkward ear flaps (?) that get all bent up.
>
> He did make clear that "each sheet printed has 26,000 glasses" is
> complete hogwash, and that whichever employee told me so was wrong. So
> as long as there are a good deal of us interested, the sky is the limit.
>
> With that, let's get started with round two of Who's Interested In A
> Bulk Purchase! In the left corner we have…
>
> Regards,
> Ben Wright
> Oregon Physics
>
>
> On Mar 20, 2012, at 7:08 AM, Steve Narf wrote:
>
>> FYI.
>> Ben, We had just placed a small order days before your emails...
>> I discover this over this last weekend, that the manufacturer of
>> these diffraction grating glasses put the diffraction gratings in
>> wrong. The diffraction pattern is Vertical and not Horizontal as
>> needed and which was indicated on there website. We called them on it
>> and they agreed that they had a manufacturing/quality control problem
>> and are resending us new glasses.
>>
>> So, when this big order is made and received - make sure the gratings
>> are in the correct orientation...
>>
>> Also, let me know about billing, I'd be up for 2 or 3k
>> -Steve
>>
>> On 3/14/2012 12:28 PM, Oregon Physics Demo Room wrote:
>>> Salutations,
>>>
>>> I'm glad there is so much interest. I want to pin down a quote from
>>> Rainbow Symphony, as well as shipping and payment options with them
>>> directly or us at Oregon, and I will relay that information to all
>>> of you for a final tally of those that are interested. Details to
>>> come soon. Keep it in your temporal lobes and I'll be in touch!
>>>
>>> Ben
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mar 14, 2012, at 9:14 AM, Steve Narf wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ben,
>>>> Remind me how Billing will work. I need to know before I proceed.
>>>>
>>>> -Steve
>>>> uw-mad
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 3/13/2012 5:44 PM, Steve Wonnell wrote:
>>>>> Ben, PIRA may be able to buy some to resell at the PIRA resource
>>>>> room too....
>>>>>
>>>>> I'll buy 1000 too, for Jhu.
>>>>>
>>>>> -- Steve
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mar 13, 2012, at 5:46 PM, Oregon Physics Demo Room
>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm loving the interest here. It would be great to get the single
>>>>>> axis gratings in the hand-held style glasses. The real perk is
>>>>>> that if they print us an entire sheet, we can tell them what we
>>>>>> want them to say! This includes a short spiel on the inside too
>>>>>> if the handhelds have enough free space. Anyway, I'll keep you
>>>>>> all posted on our design options, and I'll go ahead and declare
>>>>>> that the first however many people say they want in will get in,
>>>>>> and others will have to wait for round two! More details to come…
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ben
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mar 13, 2012, at 12:12 PM, Oregon Physics Demo Room wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi Everybody,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I just finished ordering another 1000 diffraction glasses from
>>>>>>> Rainbow Symphony.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/fireworks-glasses.html
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> They are great to hand out at demo shows and even to classes if
>>>>>>> the numbers are right. We use them often enough to warrant
>>>>>>> buying large(ish) quantities.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Unfortunately most of their glasses are double axis gratings,
>>>>>>> which can be confusing for students and the public. The do sell
>>>>>>> linear 500 lines/mm glasses that are almost perfect for
>>>>>>> demonstration purposes, but they're a little spendy. In a
>>>>>>> perfect world I'd have the linear gratings in the hand-held
>>>>>>> style glasses (
>>>>>>> http://www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/digrglhahest1.html ).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Here's the catch: I inquired about the possibility of having
>>>>>>> them made, and they sure can, but they print in sheets of 26,000
>>>>>>> (haha). It might take us a while to get through those on our
>>>>>>> own. So I wanted to throw out the possibility of a group
>>>>>>> purchase! I bet if we bought the whole batch they'd sell them
>>>>>>> for maybe 10 or 15 cents apiece (or less), and if we had enough
>>>>>>> schools interested, we could potentially get 1000 glasses each
>>>>>>> for like $100! Not a bad deal for the fun they can provide. I
>>>>>>> intend to inquire with a few other manufacturers too.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any interest? Stan is in Sweden on sabbatical and has some
>>>>>>> interested folks out there as well. I think this could be a
>>>>>>> great deal! Strength in numbers, right?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Till Then,
>>>>>>> Ben Wright
>>>>>>> UO Phys Demo
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> BAM!
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Steve R. Narf
>>>> Instructional Program Manager
>>>> University of Wisconsin-Madison: Department of Physics
>>>> 1150 Univ. Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1390
>>>> Office Phone/Fax: 608/262-3898 * Dept. Fax: 608/262-3077 * Cell: 608/214-6074
>>>> Office location: 2237 Chamberlin Hall
>>>>
>>>> Email Disclaimer:
>>>> I have moderately to severe dyslexia thus my spelling/grammar skills aren’t as strong as I would like.
>>>>
>>>> Lecture Demonstration web site;
>>>> Site:http://www.physics.wisc.edu/facultywiki/Demonstrations
>>>>
>>>> L.R. Ingersoll Museum web site;
>>>> Site:http://www.physics.wisc.edu/museum/
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Steve R. Narf
>> Instructional Program Manager
>> University of Wisconsin-Madison: Department of Physics
>> 1150 Univ. Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1390
>> Office Phone/Fax: 608/262-3898 * Dept. Fax: 608/262-3077 * Cell: 608/214-6074
>> Office location: 2237 Chamberlin Hall
>>
>> Email Disclaimer:
>> I have moderately to severe dyslexia thus my spelling/grammar skills aren’t as strong as I would like.
>>
>> Lecture Demonstration web site;
>> Site:http://www.physics.wisc.edu/facultywiki/Demonstrations
>>
>> L.R. Ingersoll Museum web site;
>> Site:http://www.physics.wisc.edu/museum/
>

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I'm in!

Dave/RU

On 3/20/2012 1:46 PM, Oregon Physics Demo Room wrote:
Hello Everybody!


Happy Tuesday!


No surprise to me, I was wildly optimistic in my anticipation
of a price break for a bulk purchase. Mark, the owner of Rainbow
Symphony, said that for the work that goes into making these
custom glasses - including ensuring proper orientation of the
gratings - and the higher cost of the linear gratings, he can't
go any cheaper than 25 cents apiece for a bulk purchase.


That being said, 25 cents is still a great deal for glasses
that would otherwise be almost double that. Also, the handheld
glasses have greater longevity if you choose to re-use them,
because they don't have the awkward ear flaps (?) that get all
bent up.


He did make clear that "each sheet printed has 26,000
glasses" is complete hogwash, and that whichever employee told
me so was wrong. So as long as there are a good deal of us
interested, the sky is the limit.


With that, let's get started with round two of Who's
Interested In A Bulk Purchase! In the left corner we have…


Regards,
Ben Wright
Oregon Physics




On Mar 20, 2012, at 7:08 AM, Steve Narf wrote:



FYI.
Ben, We had just placed a small order days before your
emails...
I discover this over this last weekend, that the
manufacturer of these diffraction grating glasses put the
diffraction gratings in wrong. The diffraction pattern is
Vertical and not Horizontal as needed and which was
indicated on there website. We called them on it and they
agreed that they had a manufacturing/quality control
problem and are resending us new glasses.

So, when this big order is made and received - make sure
the gratings are in the correct orientation...

Also, let me know about billing, I'd be up for 2 or 3k
-Steve

On 3/14/2012 12:28 PM, Oregon Physics Demo Room wrote:
Salutations,


I'm glad there is so much interest. I want to pin
down a quote from Rainbow Symphony, as well as
shipping and payment options with them directly or us
at Oregon, and I will relay that information to all of
you for a final tally of those that are interested.
Details to come soon. Keep it in your temporal lobes
and I'll be in touch!


Ben






On Mar 14, 2012, at 9:14 AM, Steve Narf wrote:



Ben,
Remind me how Billing will work. I need to
know before I proceed.

-Steve
uw-mad


On 3/13/2012 5:44 PM, Steve Wonnell wrote:

Ben, PIRA may be able to buy some to
resell at the PIRA resource room too....


I'll buy 1000 too, for Jhu.


-- Steve

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 13, 2012, at 5:46 PM, Oregon Physics
Demo Room


wrote:



I'm loving the interest here. It would
be great to get the single axis gratings
in the hand-held style glasses. The real
perk is that if they print us an entire
sheet, we can tell them what we want them
to say! This includes a short spiel on the
inside too if the handhelds have enough
free space. Anyway, I'll keep you all
posted on our design options, and I'll go
ahead and declare that the first however
many people say they want in will get in,
and others will have to wait for round
two! More details to come…


Ben






On Mar 13, 2012, at 12:12 PM,
Oregon Physics Demo Room wrote:


Hi Everybody,


I just finished ordering
another 1000 diffraction glasses
from Rainbow Symphony.


http://www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/fireworks-glasses.html


They are great to hand out at
demo shows and even to classes
if the numbers are right. We use
them often enough to warrant
buying large(ish) quantities.


Unfortunately most of their
glasses are double axis
gratings, which can be confusing
for students and the public. The
do sell linear 500 lines/mm
glasses that are almost perfect
for demonstration purposes, but
they're a little spendy. In a
perfect world I'd have the
linear gratings in the hand-held
style glasses ( http://www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/digrglhahest1.html
).


Here's the catch: I inquired
about the possibility of having
them made, and they sure can,
but they print in sheets of
26,000 (haha). It might take us
a while to get through those on
our own. So I wanted to throw
out the possibility of a group
purchase! I bet if we bought the
whole batch they'd sell them for
maybe 10 or 15 cents apiece (or
less), and if we had enough
schools interested, we could
potentially get 1000 glasses
each for like $100! Not a bad
deal for the fun they can
provide. I intend to inquire
with a few other manufacturers
too.


Any interest? Stan is in
Sweden on sabbatical and has
some interested folks out there
as well. I think this could be a
great deal! Strength in numbers,
right?


Till Then,
Ben Wright
UO Phys Demo


BAM!









--
Steve R. Narf
Instructional Program Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Department of Physics
1150 Univ. Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1390
Office Phone/Fax: 608/262-3898 * Dept. Fax: 608/262-3077 * Cell: 608/214-6074
Office location: 2237 Chamberlin Hall

Email Disclaimer:
I have moderately to severe dyslexia thus my spelling/grammar skills aren’t as strong as I would like.

Lecture Demonstration web site;
Site: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/facultywiki/Demonstrations

L.R. Ingersoll Museum web site;
Site: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/museum/







--
Steve R. Narf
Instructional Program Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Department of Physics
1150 Univ. Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1390
Office Phone/Fax: 608/262-3898 * Dept. Fax: 608/262-3077 * Cell: 608/214-6074
Office location: 2237 Chamberlin Hall

Email Disclaimer:
I have moderately to severe dyslexia thus my spelling/grammar skills aren’t as strong as I would like.

Lecture Demonstration web site;
Site: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/facultywiki/Demonstrations

L.R. Ingersoll Museum web site;
Site: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/museum/









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