Newton’s Reflecting Telescope Kit

In the next week or so I am going to start building the Newton’s Reflecting Telescope Kit from the Maker Shed. It’s a fun little kit that would be great for anyone interested in astronomy. I though I would post some pictures of the kit, and maybe get some suggestions from our readers before I start.


I absolutely love the magazine that is included with these kits. I know it’s in Japanese, but it’s still cool to look through. I guess I have to add “Learn Japanese” to my list of things to do.


Do you have any questions about this kit? Can you think of a cool hack or modification that I might try? Are there other kits in the Maker Shed you want me to build or test out? Leave your questions & suggestions in the comments below. Thanks!