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Category Archives: Programmming Projects
The Arduino Sun Tracking / Heliostat program has now been updated to Version 0.9.7.b You can download it from the first post on this thread. There have been several improvements in this version. They are as follows: 1. It is … Continue reading
The Arduino code given on this page will allow you to input numbers into the Arduino IDE’s Serial Monitor and assign them to float variables. Essentially, this allows you to manually control the Arduino through the Serial Port.
I have been wanting to update the Sun Tracking / Heliostat program to a 32-bit micro controller for some time now. Thus far, I had been waiting for the 32-bit Arduino duo to be released, but no one seems … Continue reading
It has been awhile since I have posted anything on the site, but that does not mean that I have been entirely idle in my hobby projects. During spring break, I finally had time to add some features to the … Continue reading
The code for both the Open Source Arduino Sun Tracking / Heliostat Program and the Single Machine Sun Tracking / Heliostat Electronics Set Up has been updated to V.0.9.6. Ver. 0.9.6 fixes a bug in the code which caused the altitude and azimuth … Continue reading
Here is a program for the Arduino that will calculate the altitude and azimuth of the sun based off of latitude, longitude, and time. These are the same calculations that are inside the Arduino Sun Tracking / Heliostat Control program … Continue reading
Here is a Ruby program that calculates the altitude and azimuth of the sun along with several other values along the way. According to the book from which these calculations were found, the accuracy should be within 0.01 degree, assuming, … Continue reading