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3D Printing:
Adapter for polar telescope finder to attach
a camera 90 degree angled viewer


Contents:

  1. Setup Cora for slicing and 3D printing
  2. The 3D printed devices
  3. To be continued

Note:
I take no responsibility or liability for what are written here, you use the information at your own risk!


2, The printed devices:

An exiting moment, first print of a part that I will use later. Will it be useful or just trash ?


3D print from SD card:

3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

Insert the SD card into the 3D printer, power up the 3D printer. From main info menu, push the button, scroll down until you find "Print from Media", click on the button (the rotation knob).


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

Look for the file you want to 3D print, in my case it was stored in the rot, click on it.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

Rotate the knob until it marks the [Print], click on it.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

Now the 3D printer starts to heat up the bed and nozzle, takes some minutes. After this it home in the printer head and start to print.


3D printer working:

3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

After five minutes it has done the lover layers of the four items it prints.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

Fifty minutes later it finish its printing work, turn of the heated bed and nozzle. After it had cooled down I loosen the four items from the printer bed.


Finished parts:

3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

This is how it looks and the order as they should be mounted.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

With a knife I clean the edges and surfaces. These two parts fits together perfect and no need to glue them together, how could it be so perfect ?


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

I didn't read the information at Thingiverse deep enough, I turn one part back and fort. I knocked it out with a small hammer and some support. The plastic didn't broke after my brutal handling of it.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

This device attach to the polar telescope finder of the Star Adventurer.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

I insert the ring into it from polar telescope side. It has to be glued together with the other parts from other side. It's recommended to use Super Glue, be careful to not glue the outer and inner ring together, they shall rotate freely against each other.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

The adapter connected to the camera angled finder, fits perfect.


Adapter installed:

3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

The outer ring attached to the polar telescope finder.


3D Printing: Adapter to polar finder telescope to attach a camera 90 degree angled viewer

Everything in place. Grab the white ring to adjust focus and hold the camera angled in correct position.

What a great introduction for me into the 3D printing world !

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