Difference between revisions of "Metal antenna rotator"

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== Test qnd setup ==
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== Test and setup ==
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<nowiki>rotctl -r /dev/ttyUSB1 -m 202 -s 19200 -t10</nowiki>
  
rotctl -r /dev/ttyUSB1 -m 202 -s 19200 -t10
 
  
 
-t is to use \n as end of cmd
 
-t is to use \n as end of cmd
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To test you will need to :
 
To test you will need to :
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<nowiki>type P<enter></nowiki>
  
type P<enter>
 
 
then give position
 
then give position
  
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Then you have to check that the endstop ae working:
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Then you have to check that the endstop are working:
type IP1<enter>
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<nowiki>type IP1<enter>
type IP2<enter>
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type IP2<enter></nowiki>
  
 
If the result end with ',0', and the endstop is not activated, its good. (if it's not good, revese them in the config)
 
If the result end with ',0', and the endstop is not activated, its good. (if it's not good, revese them in the config)

Revision as of 12:11, 28 May 2018

To build this metal antenna rotator you will need a welder.


Bill of materials

Part Qty Source Price per Unit ($)
Nema23 stepper motor - Wormgear 60:1 2 [1][2]
Bearing for the az axis 100x135x25 mm 1 [3]
Stepper motor driver 2 [4]



Test and setup

rotctl -r /dev/ttyUSB1 -m 202 -s 19200 -t10


-t is to use \n as end of cmd


To test you will need to : type P<enter>

then give position

The motors should move, if not check connexions.


Then you have to check that the endstop are working: type IP1<enter> type IP2<enter>

If the result end with ',0', and the endstop is not activated, its good. (if it's not good, revese them in the config)

If the two endstops are at 0 when reset, the homing will be peformed. Homing is alway in the opposide way of the motor (-max angle)