This is a list of the things I want to do as part of this project:
- Build a workshop where I can work comfortably (4 x 3m shed in the backyard)
- Buy 16″ mirror blank
- Build a mirror grinding machine from an old washing machine and various other parts
- Grind and polish mirror
- Test mirror and fine tune until it is close enough to perfect
- Build mirror cell
- Build dobsonian mount
- First light !
- Build motor drive and encoders
- Control motors from laptop to “go to” and for guiding CCD images
By the time I finish all of this I will have ten more things that I want to do.