Build a PiKon

The PiKon telescope was created for Sheffield University’s ‘Festival of the Mind’ in 2014. We wanted to show just what could be done with disruptive technologies such as 3D printing and Raspberry Pi computing. In particular we wanted to encourage the maker and amateur scientist to simply “have a go”. We never expected it to be so popular. From the onset at our Festival of the Mind talk we received considerable press attention and this WordPress blog jumped fro 6 hits a day to 1,500 hits a day.”

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