I've been reading about the idea of 3D printing telescopes and microscopes. It can be done very very cheaply, and might be a fun project. Check out these links to read more:

News Artices:
Open Source DIY Telescope Prime Features Raspberry Pi and 3D Printed Parts

A 3D Printed Telescope: The Analog Sky Drifter


Now you can 3D print a robotic, high-power telescope for your smartphone

Links to their project pages:

https://www.telescopeprime.pl/

https://analogsky.co/

https://v1.wevolver.com/osa.projects/ultrascope/main/files


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