[amsat-bb] Re: Non-mechanical Azimuth/Elevation Feedback Advice (Zach Leffke)

Burns Fisher 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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