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Offline JdogTopic starter

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Solar Tracking Array
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:07:33 PM »
I'm building an array of solar panels that will track the sun on two axes. I need to figure out a method of rotating both axes that will use minimal power. This is relatively easy for Yaw because gravity is not fighting against me, although I still need to account for wind. I was planning on using a self-locking worm drive to turn on that axis. But I am not sure how I will do it for Pitch because I do not know if a self-locking worm drive will be strong enough to hold 60-100 lbs of weight. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this sort of thing and would like to help out?

Offline Soeren

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Re: Solar Tracking Array
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 09:33:55 PM »
Hi,

Counterbalance.
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Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

Offline JdogTopic starter

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Re: Solar Tracking Array
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 12:22:36 AM »
Hi,

Counterbalance.


Ahh, good call, very good call. Now I just feel stupid. Thanks a lot  :)

 


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