Tripod Hack

Using the system to control a motorized tripod

Watch out as you open the casing or you will lose part of the gear-set.
Watch out as you open the casing or you will lose part of the gear-set.

Pictured is the motor-housing of an anonymous commercially-manufactured motorized telescope after i broke it open and retrieved the motor leads. Plug the two wires into a DC channel of your motor-shield. For this model it was necessary to provide supplimentary power to the system (at least a 10pack double-A cell). Make sure to remove the Arduino-to-Shield power jumper.

wireless telescopes