The joy of using something you have made yourself is incalculable. How much more fun to actually build your own Astronomer's torch and then have the satisfaction of using it? There are many Astronomer's Torches on the market but Minty Geek wanted to produce a torch with a good controllable light source capable of giving red and white light which, because of the height adjustable auxiliary lights, is ideally suited to those who wish to sketch at a telescope. You will need only basic soldering skills and even the least experienced geek should be able to finish the project in less than an hour.
As with all the Minty Geek kits, the Astronomer's Torch fits neatly inside our signature retro mint tin. It uses a 5k variable resistor so you can adjust the brightness of the torch and it has the option of using night-light-friendly red or white light. All components and easy to follow instructions are included. You will need only a 9V battery. The kit costs £19.99 - it's the perfect way to satisfy your inner geek.
DON'T FORGET TO BUY YOUR 9V BATTERY WHEN YOU ORDER YOUR KIT
A note from Dr Mark Brickley...
"Having developed the Astronomer's Torch, I was able to take it for a month to Zambia this summer, while doing some charitable work, where it survived African dust and every abuse I could throw at it. It enabled me to make sketches of all the southern Messier subjects - something I have been wanting to do for years. I really believe in this torch and think you'll enjoy making and using it as much as I have. While it offers significantly greater utility than other torches on the market, it costs less than most!"