InSight is a telescope and nightlight that evokes curiosity and educates children about space.
UNDER THE HOOD
1 - focus / eyepiece, 2 - back panel, 3 - PCB, 4 - collimation screws, 5 - mirrors
The telescope uses a reflector system. The back panel (2) can be removed to access the collimation screws (4) for mirror adjustment. The eyepiece (1) is interchangable for different magnifications.
The telescope comes in three colors: Galaxy BLUE, Space WHITE, and BLACK Matter. The gradient is applied by an automated spray machine. There is a selection for both a masculine and feminine taste.
THROUGH THE LENS (AUTO MODE)
The child can select the object he/she wants to see in the sky from the iPad. Then, InSight uses GPS coordinates to align the telescope with the object. The center of the control panel is clicked once to display more information about the sighting onto the child's iPad.
The blue indicating arrows along the perimeter of the screen shows new sightings that can be viewed at that exact moment. After the arrow is selected using the control panel, the telescope aligns itself with the new object.
InSight's lithium polymer battery has a lifetime of about 7 hours. This allows InSight to be suitable for outdoor viewing as well.
The child is able to manually explore the skies using Infinity Mode. The low magnification lens is perfect for finding constellations and star clusters.
The center of the control panel is clicked once to display facts about the constellations onto the iPad. Scrolling clockwise or counter-clockwise hides or shows annotations.
The child double clicks the center of the control panel to project the planet onto the nightlight. The child can hold the planet in his/her hands. The tangible aspect creates a connection between the child and space beyond only looking through a lens.
The two forms are held together by a magnetic mechanism. The planet can be hung anywhere from the ceiling to the child's bed frame. This decorative element not only acts as a beautiful nightlight, but as a constant reminder of what is out there in space.
Visual cues are taken from the modes section of the telescope. The intensity of the light can be adjusted by sliding the ribbed area clockwise or counter-clockwise.