Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope | Make:

The PiKon telescope is a DIY astro-camera you can easily build at home, based on two disruptive technologies: 3D printing and Raspberry Pi cameras. Andy Kirby and I started it as a project for Sheffield University’s “Festival of the Mind” in September 2014 (with much duct tape and over-engineering!). We wanted to show how these technologies could put a homemade reflector telescope within the reach of anyone. The response was fantastic, with national press coverage in the U.K., and a successful Indiegogo campaign partnering with Darren Barker and WeDo3DPrinting in Sheffield.

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Tony

is PROUD father and geek. Enthusiastic crafter and handyman. He is also an average ice hockey player, canoeist, beer lover, and guitarist. Sometimes (often) he has to go to work as an industrial engineer.
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