On 3/2/11 2:42 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
>>> The cost of engineering a Green Heron-esque mod for an existing
>>> control box would likely far exceed that, which may explain why M2
>>> isn't interested in reinventing Green Heron's wheel.
> Only because M2 is too lazy to bother. Any controller capable of
> RS-232 input should have more than enough processor processor power
> to support point and shoot operation if that feature had been part
> of the initial design. Unfortunately, an aftermarket modification
> would require essentially a complete rewrite of the controller
> firmware to support a potentiometer input.
Since the M2 has a RS232 control interface, what about some sort of
cheap box that reads a pot and spits out the appropriate control message.
There are such thing floating around out there on the web. Look at
robotics sites or mechanical gadget/animation people.
Kind of like the R/C servo testers that have a pot and a 555 to generate
the 0.5 to 1.5 ms pulses a servo wants to see.
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