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Finished my first 3D printed telescope - feedback appreciated.

DIY reflector 3d printing
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#26 mark cowan

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:18 PM

Pretty cool!  :waytogo:  Interesting use of different colors as well.

Want to know how it works on a proper mount (probably better to make that out of wood, ask Zane AKA Augustus) .



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Posted 18 September 2020 - 08:47 AM

Cool!  I can't wait to see how it turns out in PETG.  I built in a 0.25mm tolerance ("printer error") on most parts where it matters.  Also, it's designed for a 2" focuser.  Let me know if you need something different.

Thanks! I'll get with you via private message.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 07:27 AM

Very cool! It looks like the verticals are the same profile as the structure of a well-known 3D printer we probably all know.

They are called 80/20 aluminum. You can google "80/20 framing extrusion" and you will find tonnes of info. You can buy them from McMaster or Grainger and several other distributors.

 

<Edit> Look at www.8020.net


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#29 rfiol

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 12:57 PM

They are called 80/20 aluminum. 

Look at www.8020.net

Yes. I used the 20 series for this scope.

https://8020.net/20-2020.html



#30 GuyG

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Posted Today, 07:03 AM

Very nice work,

 

Based on your construction what was you total budget on making this? 




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