3D Printing + Raspberry Pi = PiKon Telescope

PiKon – the 3D printed, Raspberry Pi camera powered telescope

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The PiKon is an astro-cam designed by Alternative-Photonics in collaboration with the University of Sheffield as a project to demonstrate knowledge transfer. We built the prototype in the summer of 2014 and demonstrated it at a talk on September 19th 2014 for the Festival of the mind.

Festival of the Mind – PiKon Presentation  

Since then, things have gone viral on our PiKon web site. Our story was shared by the press and our web site has had thousands of hits. Our initial thinking was to make the 3D designs available for anyone to print, but it clear that not everyone can do that. So we’ve decided to crowd fund the project at Indiegogo and we’ll be offering everything from 3D files to assembled telescopes and more.

We are now preparing for our launch, so if you want us to keep updated on PiKon please leave us your e-mail>

Here are some of our rewards:

3D Printer files
Set of 3D printed parts
Full kit of parts
Fully assembled telescope
Raspberry Pi Camera eye piece adaptor
PiKon+ 150mm (6″) model
PiKon tripod and mount


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