USB “spy” telescope

Craft & Design

Here’s a basic digital telescope (better suited to observing the neighbors than neighboring planets) built from an old webcam and a telephoto lens.

$40 USB super telescope, easy to make, sees craters on the moon – Link

4 thoughts on “USB “spy” telescope

  1. Candle says:

    Very nice, going to try and make one these I just need to get the telescope lens.

  2. NL says:

    I just heard u were dutch, and knew it for sure when i saw the license plate of the car.
    Cool man, imma try this 4 sure :D

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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