After a lot of positive feedback about the Drifter giant space binocular, there was strong interest from both amateur astronomers and 3d printing enthusiasts for a kit they could print and assemble at home. After a couple months of design, the first prototype is ready for construction. The Swift kit will be available as part of the crowdfunding campaign in March 2020. Pricing is TBD but will come in dramatically lower than previous commercial 6" reflector binoculars.
Borrowing its user interface from its larger sibling--instant eyepiece and filter changes, easy IPD adjustment, and collapsible struts--this ultra-compact 6" binocular can be built at home or in a STEM lab with minimal tools. 3D printing enthusiasts can print their own parts for cost savings, fun, and customization. No 3D printer? No problem! Analog Sky will print the parts and include them with your kit.
The Swift comes as a flat pack with all the parts you need and detailed, beautifully-illustrated instructions.
6" f/5 primary mirrors (2 degree fields with 24/68 eyepieces)
1.25” single-speed focusers
15 lbs (7 kg) OTA
Airline carry-on compatible
33% secondary obstruction
Standard dovetail mount connection
For more info and to sign up for updates, check out: https://analogsky.co/swift/