(Mostly) Premaid Onstep
Posted 23 June 2021 - 11:33 PM
Posted 24 June 2021 - 12:29 AM
It is a easy kit to put together (George can supply all of the required parts) and then just upload the arduino sketch from the OnStep site.
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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:54 AM
If you are looking for pre-built solutions, I think there are a couple of options from Europe -
1. Instein.eu - I have no direct experience with this solution, but looks like a nicely put together package.
2. Emanuele de giorgio - He is an Italian vendor and I got an OnStep controller built by him for my E.Fric mount. Great to communicate with, reasonably priced and the controller is rock-solid for me. Won't win any fashion awards, but that's not what I bought the controller for . If interested, PM me and I can send you his email address.
Not sure if the above would be cost-effective for a CG5 though, since they end up costing north of $250.
Posted 24 June 2021 - 01:49 PM
I did what ScottsdaleJohn recommended. If you are OK with some soldering and simple Arduino work this is pretty straight forward. A 3D printer is super helpful. Here is a link to my CG4 conversion
At the end of the day, doing the project is at least half the fun!
Posted 24 June 2021 - 03:29 PM
The last time I looked at the onstep site, the MKS GEN-L board option did not need much/any soldering. There might be other options.
The showcase is also good to see people who have motorized the mount you have. Especially for motor bracket ideas.