n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Galileo's finger

Volume 74, Issue 7_8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



To construct a simple, low cost "star pointing" pointing device using Open Source software, recycled printer stepper motors and parts in addition to other readily available material. The article describes a simple prototype that will eventually be developed into a laser cut kit for easy assembly by learners, the general public with an interest in technology and astronomy and amateur astronomers.

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