I did not like the antenna tracker (cases) on thingiverse, so I remixed this one which can easily be mounted to the “cheapeveryonehasitalready - Tripod”:
all the files are available here:
Antenna Tracker Mechanics by SLOWY - Thingiverse
in extensiont to the printable parts you gonna need 2 ball bearings:
also 2 (MG996 - sized) 180* servos, M3 screws, washers and standoffs.
Do not use the servos from the pictures, I found various problems with them and gonna switch soon.
It uses this project for the electronics:
if you want to use this with a WiFi connection make sure to visit:
Just another antenna tracker which is easy to build. You can use every 180/360 servo for pan/tilt.
As target board you can use stm32 “bluepill”, even a esp32 dev board with wifi to connect wirelessly to groundstation (tried once, but compiling failed with actual firmware). Several protocol types are supported, Mavlink as well.
Link to github (firmware) :
dr0nemrc made some serious improvements to the FW.
Hope you like it
Nice, simple implementation! Heading data from copter’s gps/compass?
Happy how it’s working/tracking?
Yes I get the GPS and heading from my flight controller before takeoff.
The first test where successful and it was tracking nice.
But during stress test I realized that sometimes my weird no-endstop servos turn the „wrong“ direction. So I’m gonna change to some more standard servos soon.
pan and tilt both have a „slip point“ so no damage to the mechanics happily