This page refers to my Autonomous Satellite Tracker article in the March/April 2016 QEX. All updates will be posted here.
Update 2018 July 29: The Tracker is now available using the ESP8266 processor, the same one used in my HamClock. This eliminates the need for the Arduino, ethernet shield and the TP-Link. The wiring diagram and interior view are now just this:
The wiring for the Servo controller, 9 DOF Sensor and tilt and pan servos is the same as in my original design. Note the change from 5 to 3.3 V supply for which the Huzzah EN is grounded. If you use a 5 V supply then leave EN disconnected.
Update 2020 Jun 16: Changes:
The new sketch is here. Set up the Arduino IDE for the Adafruit ESP8266 Huzzah exactly the same as for my HamClock project. You also need the following libraries: TinyGPS, BNO055, Sensor, Servo and of course the ESP Arduino port.
Other helpful links: Arduino IDE, Arduino libraries and ESP Huzzah, version 2.4.0.
The Tracker functions exactly the same way as described in the original article except how it connects to the network:
Let me know what you think!
73, Elwood Downey , WBØOEW