AP 800


Peter Bresler
 

Since the 800 apparently uses stepper motors, it seems like it would be possible to adapt it to a recent controller, like the GT4. Has anyone ever done that?


Frank Widmann
 

You would probably have to replace the motors. 

Frank

On Jun 28, 2020, at 11:41 PM, Peter Bresler via groups.io <PABresler@...> wrote:

Since the 800 apparently uses stepper motors, it seems like it would be possible to adapt it to a recent controller, like the GT4. Has anyone ever done that?


Peter Bresler
 

Stepper motors are pretty easy to find and not expensive.


Michael Fulbright <mike.fulbright@...>
 

Someone used the cool OnStep project to convert an AP400 - might give you some ideas:

https://onstep.groups.io/g/main/topic/onstep_on_astro_physics_ap400/26511793

Michael Fulbright

On 6/29/20 10:30 AM, Peter Bresler via groups.io wrote:
Stepper motors are pretty easy to find and not expensive.


Christopher Erickson
 

Here is another vote for the OneStep solution.


On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 5:43 AM Michael Fulbright <mike.fulbright@...> wrote:
Someone used the cool OnStep project to convert an AP400 - might give you some ideas:

https://onstep.groups.io/g/main/topic/onstep_on_astro_physics_ap400/26511793

Michael Fulbright

On 6/29/20 10:30 AM, Peter Bresler via groups.io wrote:
Stepper motors are pretty easy to find and not expensive.