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Mel Bartels stepper motor drive system is usually used to control portable Dobsonian telescopes. However it includes many features that really only come into there own when used with a fixed system. Mels program runs on a 486 pc (PC1) and directly controls steppers on alt and az axis. Also under direct control is a 5 inch floppy drive motor which turns the frame rotator (thanks go to Christopher Warnes for the motor). The scope program can take lx200 commands from (lets say) PC3. Input is also received from the hand pad and from 2 optical detectors at the ends of the worms

 

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