The PiKon is a 3D printed, Raspberry Pi powered astro-cam. The design was made for Sheffield University's 'Festival of the Mind' to demonstrate what the 'citizen scientist' could do with disruptive technologies like Raspberry Pi and 3D printing.
The project attracted worldwide press attention as the first 3D printed telescope and went on to be successfully crowd funded offering everything from components to full pre-printed kits.
See our shop for components: www.PiKon.online
Full construction instructions are here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzpx2jpfo1kbolu/PiKon%20Instructions%201.2.pdf?dl=0
You can share your images here: https://www.instagram.com/pikon_telescope/?hl=en
The .STL files will print in ABS or PLA plastic.
A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Councillor at the Institute of Physics (UK and Ireland), Mark is an advocate for democratising science and technology. Now semi-retired his focus is on projects for the 'citizen scientist'.