Tuesday, July 5, 2011

XOX-TRAK AMSAT antenna controller project - Azimuth/Elevation Rotor Control GS-232 Yaesu Standard for G-5500

Finally, My XOX-TRAK project already finished with completed PCB and assembly worked !!!. 

Updated on the PCB and schematic, I guessed this revision will be the final, I ordered PCB to China for 10 PCs and Hope everything will be ok not need to debug after that then I can move on to next project.  

If I can build kit for the Low cost with modern Arduino that should be cheap and less than $40.  PCB design sometime was easy and some time was pain and took too much time just to make sure the tiny trace made mistake from the auto-route algorithm.  I used old version of Proteus software and I found that very easy to use that I learned from Youtube video tutoring..  So many PCB company around here in USA and in China. Express PCB will cost me around $70 for 10 only 2 side no silk screen compare to China cut the cost in half but I have more the layer and silk screen component,

 I need PCB to be easy and perfect for beginner to build so that I try to use all the simple package that can be found at many of the electronic component store near by your area.  I used the RJ-45 for the interface cable, This can be easy if you have Network cable laying around just cut one end and the other end can be used for plug in to the G-5500 or any motor controller that required the Active"low" , I have the spare option for someone already have LCD  14 Dual in line ribbon and 14 Single in line cable. I have both of them and I though might be useful if I can add both of them in the same PCB, so someone will not need to go buy extra or make the stupid cable for the difference type
I got many emails from Ham around the world  asked me how they can build one like this, so then Email me if you like it or need it.  I will build on order  as completed kit or Kit.  I have many of the aluminum box but need to cut for LCD and paint, so that might be too luxury for the cheap kit.  
My email:-  k6xox at arrl dot net

I only have 10 PCBs to be builded which already sold OUT and I will not order or build PCB for this project anymore. I will move on to the next project in the future.

Kit Include:- 

Completed Assembly with LCD 2x16 

Not included:- 

- Keypad  (Option)
- LED display (option)

3 D of the top PCB component side
3D bottom side

Ordered PCB to China from July 20 and arrived on July 28 not bad and Perfect no error to debug. 

 put the component and power up worked as expected.  Nice 

Email me : k6xox at arrl. net