Making telescopes at the Austin Mini Maker Faire
Brave telescope makers at the Austin Mini Makers Faire. We ran out fast! For instructions on how to make the telescopes we made today visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msIAdyljrwI (Thank you stormthecastle.com for the youtube tutorial) I ordered the lenses from the Surplus Shed: http://www.surplusshed.com/lens.cfm We used a 50cm focal length and a 5cm focal length double convex lens, both with 38 mm diameter. http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/l1907d.html and http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/l1901d.html. The rest of the materials we used: cardboard, an X-acto knife, scissors, tape, glue and a paper towel roll. Happy telescope making!