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ChristopherErickson

Member Since: April 1, 2008

Country: United States

  • I sure hope the next version has a switchable piezoelectric resonator, (so it can make the classic, ultra-cool SciFi "clicks") a power switch that can properly take down both the high and low voltages correctly (DPDT switch and a bleeding resistor), a voltage regulator and a 6-9V input and an optional clear project box with provision for holding a rechargeable LiIon battery!

    Or at least have the next PC board version set up to support all of those features being soldered on by the user.

    Not complaining you know, just doing some fun mental engineering!

  • Freaking awesome!
    Why didn't I think of this???

  • The board uses a socketed PIC microcontroller. It should be easy to program up your own PIC chip just the way you want it. The pots seem to simply provide setting inputs to the PIC chip.

  • http://www.ruppel.darkhorizons.org/Dome%20Rotation%20Automation%20II.pdf

  • I have used three of these controls to drive small astronomical observatory domes and they are great. And the soft start feature is awesome!

No public wish lists :(