Metal antenna rotator
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|||
|Bearing for the az axis 100x135x25 mm||1|||
|Stepper motor driver||2|||
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)