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Old 22-10-2019, 12:21 PM
snowyskiesau
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Originally Posted by sunslayr View Post
I've found my 3d printer to be amazingly usefull for astronomy, Its great for making brackets and adapters for my cameras and lenses. I used it to make an electronic focuser as well, much cheaper than a commercial solution. If you dial it in tight enough you can even print custom length threaded spacers, not quite as durable as turning one on a laythe, but much more accessable.

I'm printing some stepper mounts for my Vixen GP OnStep upgrade. I've been able to print a few iterations with minor changes, something rather time consuming if I made them in metal (no access to metal working tools anyway)
To build the OnStep controller I decided I needed a PCB holder so printed one. These normally sell for $150 or so , all it cost me is a few metres of plastic and a few hours waiting.
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