Question to the group- about 3 years ago, I downloaded all the stl files to build (what is now called) the V2 SatNOGS station. I got these 3D printed at the university,so I have these parts. Then I got real busy, and did not have the time to proceed; but now I can. I am hoping I can still build a station using these parts. I guess best practice would be to start over with V3, but the university has started charging $15 per part to 3D print, and it appears I would be looking at several hundred dollars just for the printed parts… and commercial 3D printing places I have checked want almost double that. So, I hope to proceed using V2. (If this is pure folly, please advise me.)
I have some questions though…
- I have not found any place where the bill of materials for the station (rotator, controller) is all in one place. Does this exist and I am just missing it? As I recall, there was a very good step-by-step manual on the build, but now what I find seems to be very abbreviated and assumes you have a deep knowledge of the project.
- Are there a lot of V2 things that have been discontinued (such as some of the electronics)?
- Is the firmware for V2 still available?
Your advice will be much appreciated… Bill, AB4EJ