Print your own telescope!

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Very nice indeed ..
but first you got to outlay about a grand for a 3D printer ...and then buy the consumeables...
plus the the mirror...

Then print a telescope you could have bought for £300

Perhaps one day ..but not yet ..
3D printers are getting cheaper but still beyond my price range..sadly
 

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I'd love to have a 3D printer, they just seem so handy for making spare parts for things that manufacturers take the weewee when they price them up, or just for making objects just cos I could... :D
 

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I can wait ..
a bit longer and maybe it will go on my list to self for Christmas presents.
;)


Buy one, print another printer with it, then send it back for a refund.....
 

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Having read the article, the mirrors (and I suppose any lens at the eyepiece) need to be bought elsewhere, which sort of defeats the object (sic).
 
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