We took a closer look at the design of the telescope and divided it into several work packages. The mechanics of the Dobson mount should be easy to create. The optical parts are of major interest as they might be tricky to create.
AstroDIY started with a project plan which we wrote during the 34C3 in Leipzig. It contains planned content and goals, but also necessary support from sponsors and important milestones. We have also listed critical prerequisites that could render the project impossible.
At the end of 2017 I visited the Chaos Communication Congress for the second time, this time the 34C3. And while attending I took the slogan #tuwat literally. Ansi and I had an idea that might sound a little crazy at first, but with further thought it is very interesting: we want to print a telescope!
Finally summer school break is here and we are eager to start our first trip to the U.S. When I asked my little one, which camera to take with us - either the small, light, waterproof, or, the big, heavy one but with best quality pictures, she immediately replied: "The best you've got, of course!" - who gave that to her?