First I was inspired by other Pikon projects:
..and like most strikes of inspiration I went straight to amazon and bought stuff. Also like most of my frenzied purchases I had neglected to notice that the mirror I purchased was 1000mm focal (instead of the 500mm per the standard Pikon plans). I also neglected to notice that the Pikon plans call for a metric tube size, which turns out to be quite difficult to source here in the US. Naturally by this point I had already printed all the parts and worse of all... I committed the cardinal sin. I told my wife and kinds that I was building a telescope! A full eight months later I finally had a telescope.
The first set of instructions is mostly about building the telescope itself out of poster board. However, this project has quickly morphed into a motion control system about how to control the telescope.