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June 2, 2016 AT 8:28 am

Homemade Satellite Tracker uses #Arduino, Tape Measure Antenna, @SatNOGS, & #Linux Softwares

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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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Read Paul’s full project build notes here, and the project code here on GitHub.


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