There are many people who would like to have a telescope that allows them to watch the sky, but these devices are very expensive. However, if you like tinkering and you are the owner of Nokia Lumia 1020, then you can create such a telescope in your own home at a very affordable price. All you need is a 3D printer.
Such a telescope can be built thanks to a project called Ultrascope. The entire device can be completely self-made on a 3D printer, and then put together the individual elements into one, so this requires some manual skills. Once assembled, the unit is about one meter high and its base measures 65 cm in diameter.
The creator of this invention is James Parr, founder of the Open Space Agency, who promised that after the beta test, Ultrascope would release his plans on the agency’s website, from where everyone would be able to download them.
For telescope to work, in addition to printed items need a laptop with Windows, and also Arduino controller, which will control the rotary motors of the device. The most important part of this is the Nokia Lumia 1020, which takes pictures and then sends them to the cloud for processing.