[amsat-bb] Re: Non-mechanical Azimuth/Elevation Feedback Advice (Zach Leffke)
burns at fisher.cc
Thu Aug 8 12:27:43 PDT 2013
I'm also thinking about an el cheapo rotator based on a pan/tilt base. (In
fact search el cheapo rotator for an article about doing the same thing
manually). The pan/tilt that I was going to start with does have a
"center" command as well as 4 memories where you can remember previous
positions. It is based on steppers, not A/C, though.
Anyway, I was thinking about programming 4 strategic positions into the
memories and using them with "center" to get close to where I want to be,
and then send step commands to get more exact. Requires some programming
of course, but that's what Arduinos are for!
I *like* the MEMS compass idea. Pretty cool!
Burns Fisher, W2BFJ
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