Variations on telescopes have fascinated me for several decades. Optimize a neglected factor, juggle others to rebalance. Also: how I vacationed on Mars and the North Star; Everything used to be a lot bigger; rocks from ancient epochs; and old books.
What inspired you to make this project?:
Other people's ideas for telescopes did poorly with factors I value highly, so I planned different trade-offs. Maker Faire showed me how makers do things, persuading me that I can do that too. So can you!