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Alexander Materials

Alexander Materials

Here you will find the materials we used to construct our telescope along with the average prices and links of such materials. We constructed the telescope in sections; each section is linked below.

Note: the links will take you to individual Wiki pages with links to the materials.

Telescope Materials

Also use a variety of different sized screws, nuts, and bolts to your liking

Part Price per each Quantity Link
Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Female Extension Cable in Black 6 Feet $5.99 1 Amazon Link
Generic 1 PCS 3feet SMA Male Plug to SMA Male Pigtail Coax Jumper RF Cable RG316 1m 3 feet $9.50 1 Amazon Link 2
Hammond Manufacturing 1590E Enclosure; Diecast Aluminum Alloy; MeetIP54; 7.38 in.; 4.70 in.; 3.07 in. $19.60 1 Amazon Link 3
Generic 2 PCS 2inch SMA Female Long Thread Version Jack to SMA Male Plug RG316-D Double Shielded Pigtail Jumper Cable 5cm $11.95 1 Amazon Link 4
DZS Elec 2pcs RG316 Wire Jumper 15cm SMA Male to SMA Male with Connecting Line RF Coaxial Coax Cable Antenna Extender Cable Adapter Jumper $10.39 1 Amazon Link 5
SMAKN 2pcs N Type Male to Female M/F RF Coaxial Connector Adapter $9.99 1 Amazon Link 6
Maxmoral N Type Male to SMA Male Convertor Wi-Fi Adaptor Connector $6.99 1 Amazon Link 7
N Type female jack RF COAX connector 4-hole panel mount with solder cup chassis Good Quality Fast USA Shipping $6.99 1 Amazon Link 8
SharkBite 1/2-in x 20-ft PEX Pipe $6.98 2 Lowes Link 1
Charlotte Pipe 10-Pack 1/2-in Dia PVC Sch 40 Tees $3.00 1 Lowes Link 2
Reflectix 100-sq ft Reflective Roll Insulation (48-in W x 25-ft L) $43.25 1 Lowes Link 3
3M 1.88-in W x 150-ft L HVAC Tape $7.98 1 Lowes Link 4
Lehigh 325-ft White Polypropylene Mason Line $3.69 1 Lowes Link 5
Arrow 24 Piece 0.5-in General Purpose Super Strength Hot Glue Sticks $5.96 1 Lowes Link 6
IMPERIAL 24-in L x 6-in Dia Black Single-wall Steel Stove Pipe $9.98 1 Wave Guide
IMPERIAL 6-in x 8-in Black Steel Stovepipe Increaser $14.98 1 Wave Guide 2
7” Hose Clamp $1.98 1 Wave Guide 3
10ft 2×4 wood plank $5.11 1 Base 1
¾” thick Plywood $32.96 1 sheet Base 2
2-in x 2-in x 8-Ft $3.27 3 Base 3
⅝” threaded metal rod $9.78 1 Base 4
⅝” hex nut $0.35 4 Base 5
⅝” 2 count package of Flat Washers $1.24 2 Base 6