Kaleidoscope or Teleidoscope? Which is it? Actually all teleidoscopes are kaleidoscopes; but just a subset of kaleidoscopes. A Teleidoscope has only a clear marble at the end of the mirror system so it creates a kaleidoscopic view of the world. A kaleidoscope has its own source for color within the object chamber at the end of the mirror system. Most teleidoscopes are 3 mirror configurations. There are a few teleidoscopes that are 2 mirror which means the third side of the triangular tunnel is black or solid. A 2 mirror configuration would create a single round Mandala type image of whatever you are viewing. A 3 mirror configuration would create a full quilt of color for your image.
Still confused about how a teleidoscope which is a specific type of kaleidoscope works?