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Constructing "scale desktops"
Scaling the universe to your desktop

Some notes on constructing your own "Scaling the Universe" desktops.

Here are some miscellaneous notes on constructing your own "scale desktops".
If there is interest, I can expand.

Things you can do...

If you are a millimeter tall...
then you have micrometers in your hands.

The eye of a sewing needle is a doorway
to a grove of hair "trees"
made of poster tubes, or pipe insulation,
or rolled-up newspaper,
or those long pool float things.

100 um diameter
A few mm apart.

where we can snack on
M&M red blood cells

10 um
The "Mini-M&M" brand is better sized,
but one can buy red standard ones in bulk.

while walking a bacteria "sand" beach.

A View from the Back of the Envelope
Comments encouraged. - Mitchell N Charity <mcharity@lcs.mit.edu>

  The `needle eye doorway' photo is from a New York Hall of Science exibit.
  The `hair' photo is from LANL's Electron Microscopy Laboratory,
    but I can't find it's current location there.

  So much...
  A big mm rule in micrometer land.

  2003-Feb-03  Fixed links - 2 repaired.
  1999.May.04  Created.