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

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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 garstipsandtools.com.

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