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Saturday of Scope Building and Loaning

It was a very busy day of building, loaning, and a CBC radio interview!


Emily putting a rocker box together for Dark Knight


Terry remounting a secondary mirror for Dark Knight


Sherina and Matthew, teachers from Manchester Public School in Cambridge, checking the Barbie and Canuck telescopes out from the library.


Elliot and Emily posing with our little workhorse Voron 3D printer. Many thanks to Aastha Shetty of CBC for sharing this photo!



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Are you open this Saturday, January 27?

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Jan 27
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Yes, we absolutely are! Comet, Bumblebee and Clifford just came back into the library and are ready to go out again!

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How much does it cost (in $ and time) to print all the pieces to put together one of these telescopes.

Are your printers available to book a time slot ? Thanks

Jawahar Rajan

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Jan 27
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For printing you will want at least a week, but perhaps two depending on your printer and what resolution you are going for. It's a lot of plastic! To put one together I'd say at least 8 hours but probably 12 hours or more is realistic. You'll want about 5kg of plastic which can run anywhere from $15 per kg for basic filament up to beyond $30 per kg for something sparkly and fancy. All of the hardware is extra on top of this. A finished scope with bells and whistles and tripod and mount is going to be probably $400 Canadian dollars.

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