This is a toy telecope I designed for my daughter. She loved it and I had to make one for my other two children as well. The telescope will be printed seperately and assembled after print. The “eye-piece” is a tight fit, and is the last thing to be stuck after all pieces were assembled and the screw cap was placed on top.
The tolerances are quite generous, so you will get some wobble, but probably can use normal to coarse print settings. I made some guard rails, so it becomes a bit more stable without the need to be super exact.
I intend to work on this design a bit more and make it a wee finer (first thing I ever made – not a CAD pro yet)
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