Soap Bubble-Related SitesEdit
Soap Bubble Fanciers Yahoo Group - This Yahoo group is a discussion group devoted to Soap Bubbles and is a great resource for anyone with a serious interest in soap bubbles.
Nanotech Kids - Bubble Experiments. - This site has some simple recipes for experimenting with bubbles and has a nice description of how bubbles work.
Maarten Rutgers' web site - Professor Rutgers is a physicist with an interest in soap bubbles and soap films. His web site has pretty pictures and excellent clearly presented information for people that want to understand the physics of soap films/bubbles. Some highlights are: Soap Films Made Easy site has a great explanation of how soap bubbles and soap films work. Visit this site. You will find pictures and movies of beautiful soap films more than 40 feet high.
Soap Bubble Optical Interference at FSU -This site provides a good illustration of the interference patterns that are responsible for a soap bubble's colors.
soapbubble.dk- A great site full of great information about soap bubbles. They have kindly granted us permission to make use of some of their great illustrations.
webexhibits.org - If you want to learn what soap bubbles are, why they have color, and why the colors change, this is a good place to begin. It provides scientific explanations, but in a way that the average reader will understand.
Vortices and Bubbles - Using soap film vortices to undersand hurricanes!
Sites with useful techniques for making things. These can be useful when making bubble apparatuses.
Oogoo - This is a 'sugru'-like substance made from mixing silicone caulk and cornstarch. It turns into a putty-like substance that you can mold and then sets. It is useful for making a variety of things. While the instructions say that only Silicone I type caulk will work, apparently you can also use GE Silicone II type caulk but that it is hard to tell when it is finished curing. The Silicone II-based oogoo also apparently has a bit more give when cured than the Silicone I type. You can also use cotton flock filler instead of corn starch to get oogoo to cure to a harder "rubber" according to comments on the Instructables page.
Miscellaneous sites with information that can come in handy.
Knots (Bends) - When making your own wands, it is often useful to know different knots. This page shows various bends (knots to join two ropes) which are very useful for making tri-string loops. They also have pages that show how to tie other useful knots.