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#1 bobzeq25

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:23 AM

Look at this. 

 

https://www.cloudyni...oguiding-mount/


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:49 AM

But what does the printer and learning curve for this cost if you don't already have it?

 

 If you want to get into astro imaging cheap, a basic barndoor tracker made from two pieces of wood, doesn't require any high tech equipment, special skills or expense.  


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 12:47 PM

I saw that printed gadget the other day, interesting design. For somebody more interested in DIY and tinkering than serious AP results I think it looks like a fun project. There's a lot more involved than just printing the parts, that's actually a very minor part of the project. Also, you don't need to print the parts yourself if you don't have a printer, there are numerous sources to have them printed for you at modest cost.


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 01:04 PM

Some public libraries now have 3D printers. Bring your design on a portable storage device and they will print it for you. Only charge is for the supplies. The biggest issue is the learning curve for the 3D CAD software and creating good designs.



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 02:14 PM

Its Like a mini yoke mount. Im guessing you get to bypass meridian flips too.

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 02:27 PM

Some public libraries now have 3D printers. Bring your design on a portable storage device and they will print it for you. Only charge is for the supplies. The biggest issue is the learning curve for the 3D CAD software and creating good designs.

He's posted the required information to duplicate this design on any 3D printer.  See the references in the original post.  The files are a standard format.
 


Edited by bobzeq25, 25 February 2020 - 02:31 PM.



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