It's always the simple stuff

A project log for SATRAN - Satellite Tracking Antenna

3D-printed, wifi-enabled and android controlled antenna rotator.

Daniel NikolajsenDaniel Nikolajsen 02/04/2021 at 08:130 Comments

Well, production was going quite smoothly. My goal was to offer the first kits this or the next week, but of course one of the last parts are giving me a huge headache. To make it even more entertaining, it's the most simple and inexpensive of all; 3mm plastic sheets...

You would think that finding simple sheets of black plastic should be easy. But apparently not in Sweden. It's litterally impossible to find a supplier that can sell you anything less than 500kg!! And importing takes way too much time. But I might have found a retailer in germany that should be able to help, even if it adds a week or two of production.

Also on top of all, the hard drive crashed in my beloved CNC-machine. I have already ordered a new disc, but finding all the correct settings and calibrations again makes me wanna cry. Whyyyyy?!!?!

Oh well, you just have to roll up your sleeves... To swear a little also helps.