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Desgining and buliding an open source telescope

This project is focused on building an Ultrascope Explorer (an open source telescope) using 3D printing and laser cutting technologies, extending its capabilities by adding new features and ultimately designing and building a different size (bigger) telescope with remote access and control capabilities. This is a unique multidisciplinary research project that includes collaboration between faculty from engineering, IST, Physics (astronomy), and a group of engineering students. The research aspects of the project include engineering design, 3D printing/production, software and hardware design, and teamwork.

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Number of undergraduates needed: 2
Minimum qualifications: Second year engineering student; Knowledge of SolidWorks or Computer Programming

Contact Info

Asad Azemi
207L Tomezsko Building
Penn State Brandywine
6108921421
azemi@psu.edu
Engineering