Paul Schow built this fantastic homemade satellite tracker – and for cheap! He says, “I’ll tell you straight away that my solution ended up costing more than $25, but I think someone could make the same thing for $25.” Challenge accepted! His post is very thorough with pointers for decreasing weight and cost, using off-the-shelf components for solutions, and FOSS solutions for getting everything to talk to each other.
Check out this sped-up version of the tracker’s movement:
The tape measure antenna is the best!
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