[amsat-bb] Re: inquiry about homebrew az-el systems
8p6sm at anjo.com
Sat Feb 23 18:35:02 PST 2013
I think AMSAT-UK even has software available.
And with the addition of a bit of EEPROM, you could even pre-load the
controller with ephemeris data for several satellites for several days
in advance. Emergency / field-day / portable operation without needing
Add a bluetooth module and an Android app, and you could have an all
singing, all dancing, full-featured satellite station in a briefcase.
I'D buy one...
On 02/23/2013 10:01 PM, Lizeth Norman wrote:
> Samudra and the gang,
> The bee's knees would be an Arduino Mega 2560 talking over one of it's
> serial ports to the pc. Using the output of the Orbitron (or insert
> your fave rave software here) DDE server to drive the microcontroller.
> There are enough digital/analog pins to drive/slave anything from
> Simple serial port setup. Repeatable. Extensible. The chip has several
> other HARDWARE (i.e has it's own hardware buffers for i/o) serial
> ports for more and more fun stuff.
> Have a look on youtube or google for code to drive steppers / selsyns..
> Norm n3ykf
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73, de Gus 8P6SM
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