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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