Monthly Archives: February 2017

ASCOM shutter control

The Arduino code has reached MVP for the shutter door, and the ASCOm driver has been started.  Enough has been written to allow ASCOM control of the shutter via Sequence Generator Pro.

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Pro tip

Shorting your 12V DC power supply across your Arduino and motor controller is bad.

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Motorizing the Shutter Door

IT WORKS! 🙂 In my spare time this week, with the kids’ help, I was able to build the motor-drive system for the shutter door.  It’s a simple system, using a windshield washer motor and a wood gear and rack … Continue reading

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Shutter “complete”

Yeah, “complete” in quotes.  Still some finishing work to do, of course, and painting and so on…but the main assembly is done.  Both sides skinned… The door frame was then positioned correctly, so the drawer slides could be aligned and … Continue reading

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