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Joe

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Rural Canada Joe
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:09:56 PM »
I have been interested in heliostat's for a few months now and have been lurking on this impressive site.  Now my heliostat is nearing completion so I have decided to show myself.  I have attached a poor quality picture (I will take some better pictures).  There is still some work to be done.  I need to install the limit switches and replace the shaft coupler that I made out of some vinyl tubing which isn't stiff enough with a real one. 


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Re: Rural Canada Joe
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 06:22:06 AM »
Hi Joe and welcome to the forums!

Glad to see you are having success with your project. I can't wait to see it up and running.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


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Re: Rural Canada Joe
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 10:47:59 AM »
I may need some help in the future.  I recently decided that I needed a larger breadboard for everything and must have made a wiring mistake because I fried my Arduino.  So there will be a delay while I redo the wiring carefully this time.

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Re: Rural Canada Joe
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 12:08:10 PM »
Yeah, I've done that before myself. It is possible to buy just the ATMega chip instead of the entire Arduino, so you might be able to salvage most of your board by replacing just the chip.