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usb_rotator_interface_4 [2021/08/01 12:17]
ok1hra [Steps of assembly]
usb_rotator_interface_4 [2022/02/05 19:24]
ok1hra [Some tips]
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 The estimated difficulty of the assembly - for **moderately advanced solder maker.**\\ The estimated difficulty of the assembly - for **moderately advanced solder maker.**\\
   - Check all parts {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-04.jpg}}\\ \\   - Check all parts {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-04.jpg}}\\ \\
-  - Solder pinheader **P5, JP2, U1** and pinsocket 6x2 **P3** \\ **WARNING, do not solder P1!** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-05.jpg}}\\ \\+  - **First time** solder three connectors **P2,P3, P4** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-54.jpg}} \\ \\ 
 +  - Connect USB cable to Rotator interface and your PC, and check (device manager in windows) **that the USB converter has been recognized correctly.** Contact us if you have any problems and do not continue assembly. {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-bd2-ftdi.png}} \\ \\ 
 +  - Solder pinheader **P5, JP2, U1** and pinsocket 6x2 **P3** \\ **WARNING, do not solder P1!**\\  Explanation: P1 use in factory for upload bootloader to CPU, therefore no further need. {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-05.jpg}}\\ \\
   - Solder **S4** reset switch {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-06.jpg}}\\ \\   - Solder **S4** reset switch {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-06.jpg}}\\ \\
   - **Cut one of pin S4** switch nearest to S2 switch, see picture {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-07.jpg}}\\ \\   - **Cut one of pin S4** switch nearest to S2 switch, see picture {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-07.jpg}}\\ \\
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   - Put 3D print **LCD frame** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-10.jpg}}\\ \\   - Put 3D print **LCD frame** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-10.jpg}}\\ \\
   - Remove protective foil from LCD {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-11.jpg}}\\ \\   - Remove protective foil from LCD {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-11.jpg}}\\ \\
-  - Put on LCD to pinheader and **screw the M3x10 into the corner** of the plastic frame (without the use of a nut, the hole is conical) {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-12.jpg}}\\ \\+  - Put on LCD to pinheader and **screw the M3x10 into the corner** of the plastic frame (without the use of a nut, the hole is conical) {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-12.jpg}} \\ **NOTE:** if your kit contains an LCD with 2.5 mm holes, use a 3 to 3.2 mm drill bit to enlarge them (4x) {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-33.jpg?300}}\\ \\
   - During solder LCD **press the frame and the LCD** so that there is no space between them {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-13.jpg}}\\ \\   - During solder LCD **press the frame and the LCD** so that there is no space between them {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-13.jpg}}\\ \\
   - Solder all 16 pins {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-14.jpg}}\\ \\   - Solder all 16 pins {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-14.jpg}}\\ \\
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   - Solder pinheader **JP3, JP1, P6 and P2** (cut to 6x2) {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-21.jpg}}\\ \\   - Solder pinheader **JP3, JP1, P6 and P2** (cut to 6x2) {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-21.jpg}}\\ \\
   - Solder **C28 and C29 capacitor marked 472** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-22.jpg}}\\ \\   - Solder **C28 and C29 capacitor marked 472** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-22.jpg}}\\ \\
-  - Solder **V1, V2, V3, V4 varistors marked 180K07D** From September 2021 change of type from blue to red +  - Solder **V1, V2, V3, V4 varistors marked 180K07D** \\ {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-23.jpg}}\\ {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-53.jpg?500}}\\ (From September 2021 change of type from blue to red) \\ \\
-{{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-53.jpg}}\\ +
-{{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-23.jpg}}\\ \\+
   - Solder **P4 USB-B** connector {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-24.jpg}}\\ \\   - Solder **P4 USB-B** connector {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-24.jpg}}\\ \\
   - Solder polyfuse **F1** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-25.jpg}}\\ \\   - Solder polyfuse **F1** {{https://remoteqth.com/img/wiki-rot4-25.jpg}}\\ \\
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   - Open serial monitor in Arduino CLI (Ctrl+Shift+M)   - Open serial monitor in Arduino CLI (Ctrl+Shift+M)
   - Set Carriage return and 9600 baud   - Set Carriage return and 9600 baud
 +  - Previous start point and range also available preset [[https://github.com/ok1hra/k3ng_rotator_controller/blob/master/k3ng_rotator_controller/rotator_settings.h#L12|via CLI]]<code>
 +\Ix[x][x] - set az starting point
 +\I - display the current az starting point
 +\Jx[x][x] - set az rotation capability
 +\J - display the current az rotation capability
 +\Q - Save settings in the EEPROM and restart</code>
   - For callibration voltage to preset azimuth range in firmware use<code>   - For callibration voltage to preset azimuth range in firmware use<code>
 O  - Azimuth offset calibration O  - Azimuth offset calibration
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   - [[https://github.com/ok1hra/k3ng_rotator_controller/blob/master/k3ng_rotator_controller/rotator_language.h#L22|Azimuth shorts]] you can replace with prefixes which are in the same direction from your QTH. For example see [[https://github.com/ok1hra/k3ng_rotator_controller/blob/master/k3ng_rotator_controller/rotator_language.h#L126|prefixes from OK]].   - [[https://github.com/ok1hra/k3ng_rotator_controller/blob/master/k3ng_rotator_controller/rotator_language.h#L22|Azimuth shorts]] you can replace with prefixes which are in the same direction from your QTH. For example see [[https://github.com/ok1hra/k3ng_rotator_controller/blob/master/k3ng_rotator_controller/rotator_language.h#L126|prefixes from OK]].
   - And [[https://github.com/ok1hra/k3ng_rotator_controller/blob/master/k3ng_rotator_controller/rotator_language.h#L13|Azimuth]] you can replace with **name your antenna or tower**, e.g. //20m YAGI//.   - And [[https://github.com/ok1hra/k3ng_rotator_controller/blob/master/k3ng_rotator_controller/rotator_language.h#L13|Azimuth]] you can replace with **name your antenna or tower**, e.g. //20m YAGI//.
 +  -  If do not show degree character (°), change in file rotator_settings.h settings to<code>#define DISPLAY_DEGREES_STRING "\xB2"</code> If the LCD displays instead of the character degree (°) lower case **"alpha" (α),** find in source code all string **'char(223)'** and replace to **'char(178)'**.
 ==== TODO ==== ==== TODO ====
   * component BOM   * component BOM
usb_rotator_interface_4.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/17 23:23 by ok1hra