OpenAstroTracker

via https://twitter.com/DJSnM/status/1233489302547554307

Also checkout his youtube channel for other fun things about space and rockets.

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Wow, nice !!
Thx for the link

This looks fantastic;

** I ** WANT ** ONE **

I’d certainly pay 60-80 Euros, plus shipping. Problem is, not yet available for southern hemisphere :sob:

Isn’t the whole point of the thing that it is open hardware and you can print and build it yourself?

Well … I have no experience in 3D printing, even though there are some printers at the local library. However the complexity of the project, not to mention the number of hours printing would take, means any 3D printer not my own would probably meet some objection from the owner/provider.

I’m probably not likely to get into 3D printing, and I imagine entry-level printers may well be insufficient to print components of the required size. So investing in a mid-range printer plus filament costs, plus electricity costs, not to mention getting the software configured correctly for the large variety of pieces seems a very large hurdle.

On the other hand, buying a kit ready to assemble, or crowd-funding less than 100 Euros is something I’d find easier to jump over.

search for local fab labs.

Has anyone tested this out? I think I might wanna buy this kit.