Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Custom made adapter for RDF and APM 20x70 binos

accessories binoculars DIY equipment 3d printing
  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 ppbb

ppbb

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 21
  • Joined: 28 Dec 2018

Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:02 AM

I decided I need some finder for my binos (APM 20x70 Magnesium ED APO). I did a little research and found out that I need a red dot finder. And there goes the problem. How to attach this to binos. There are not that many affordable solutions on the marked.

 

But there are 3D printers now! I fount this model on the internet.

I changed* it a little to suit my needs.

 

* I mean the idea was mine but the model was prepared by the person who printed this for me. I have zero skill in the field of 3D modeling.

 

This is the result.

 

1.jpg

 

And below there are some photos showing how the thing works.

 

2.jpg

 

3.jpg

 

4.jpg

 

5.jpg

 

 

 

 


  • ArsMachina, cookjaiii and DeanD like this

#2 Couder

Couder

    Explorer 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 97
  • Joined: 24 Feb 2014
  • Loc: Missouri Ozarks

Posted 24 January 2020 - 09:50 AM

Nice. I would recommend, if you haven't already, to cut off then smooth the ends of the brass bolts. Too easy at night to get under your fingernail.


  • Pinac and ppbb like this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: accessories, binoculars, DIY, equipment, 3d printing



Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics