The Ultrascope is a Simplified Telescope That Snaps Images with Smartphones

By: Ady Floyd - Aug 12, 2015
References: news.sciencemag.org & engadget
'In Case You Missed It' revealed a 3D-printed telescope called the 'UltraScope' that is designed to capture and share images and videos. This unique telescope was created by the Open Space Agency and works by snapping images with one's smartphone.

The entire device can be constructed and built for about $200. Full instructions and guidelines can be downloaded for free. The Ultrascope is designed to be controlled with simple robotics. The simplified device allows users to snap images with smartphone cameras through a Bluetooth-connected app. Once the device is active and ready, users are able to upload their sightings and images directly to The Cloud.

The London-based agency is committed to creating devices that can be built with store-bought fragments. The idea is to encourage entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to pursue higher endeavors by customizing their own devices.