Oct 24, 2016

Star Track 3D Printable DIY Astronomy Pointer and Tracker

Görkem Bozkurt developed an Arduino powered astronomy pointer and tracker that can be made on a DIY 3d printer.
It could probably be customized to move a small telescope or asrophotography setup.

He described his project as:
Star track is an Arduino based, GoTo-mount inspired star tracking system. It can point and track any object in the sky(Celestial coordinates are given as input) with 2 Arduinos, a gyro,RTC module,two low-cost stepper motors and a 3D printed structure.

Do keep in mind that lasers are dangerous and that there are strict laws against pointing at airplanes.




Very detailed build guide can be found at:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Track-Arduino-Powered-Star-Pointer-and-Tracke/