The ARS-Shield is a board that can host an Arduino (i.e. UNO) module adding the capability to interface with a rotor (DC or AC)
It’s compatible with K3NG rotator controller who provides the Open Code of his project at the web site:
If you enjoy the homebrew and you want to design your own rotor controler this ARS-Shield will be a piece surely you will need and appreciate.
The ARS-Shield supports:
- 5 relays (ccw, cw, aux, up, down)
- LCD Display
- 4 buttons
- Azimuth and Elevation optional “Signal Conditioner” for rotors that don’t supply 0-5V on their output.
The ARS-Shield can be used with an Azimuth or Azimuth & Elevation rotors.
As an extra option, we can supply an aluminum case which fits perfectly the ARS-Shield. A 16×2 characters Display and 4 buttons are included.
A signal conditioner PCB is also available for those rotors that supply a voltage feedback < 5V or > 5V. The design includes a Sallen-Key filter to avoid RFI.
This PCB unit is delivered assembled and tested.
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- ARS-Shield PCB: 20 Euros
- Enclosure + LCD + 4 buttons: 45 Euros
- Signal Conditioner: 15 Euros
The ARS-Shield is a board that can be plugged on a Arduino adding the capability to interface with a rotor. It’s compatible with K3NG rotator controller.
The ARS-Shield PCB doesn’t include components neither the Arduino module.
As an option you have also available an enclosure with LCD and 4 keys buttons: