ground control station - update

still have to fix the usb hub add Bluetooth keyboard + joystick put some foam for my tx maybe make a screen protectors for sun shading and connect the access point modem for wireless devices to hook up with the station
and I believe that that's it :)

Comment by theclam on January 28, 2013 at 5:17am

Nice! What did you use for the case? What size is it and what size is the LCD?

Comment by elad orbach on January 28, 2013 at 5:25am

the base station is based on old laptop I had with broken screen and a screen from an older laptop

video screen with a future option to be used as secondary pc screen

buttons for powering main pc av and temperature inside the case and outside  

step up for the laptop 19v step down for the usb hub 5.3v

power can be switched from ac to dc - sla 12v/7ah battery used also for balancing

3 small lcd for temp main and power consumption

xbee antenna at top

this ground station will be connected wirelessly to an antenna tracker with the av receiver and a xbee repeater

Comment by elad orbach on January 28, 2013 at 5:27am

oh and the chassis of the case is pvc foam which is pretty easy to deal with covered with 3d carbon vinyl

Comment by elad orbach on January 28, 2013 at 5:32am

case is pelican 1520 with 15" 4:3 and 5" displays

Comment by MARCELO VAZ SABIO on February 1, 2013 at 3:58am

Simply Sensational your GroundStation!
A year and a half ago I built this Ground:

And I have been researching new buildings to adapt my Ground for the use of a computer with software autopilot. I would like to know more about your project, because he walked in thinking something like its GND.

Congratulations from Brazil and thanks for the help!

Comment by elad orbach on February 1, 2013 at 4:15am

@MARCELO VAZ SABIO very professional setup

I will make a post with the complete build and some more photos soon

Comment by Emery c. Chandler on February 2, 2013 at 2:34pm

elado id love that a how too as computers and electronics is not my thing.

Comment by elad orbach on February 3, 2013 at 3:55am

i'm planning on finishing the case first

so it might be a bit longer hopefully I'll have some time on the weekend

 

Comment by elad orbach on February 5, 2013 at 2:17pm

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Comment by Morli on May 26, 2013 at 1:09pm

Very good job. Would love to make one like this soon.It has been in back of my mind for some time but.... Will be in touch when I start.

One more thing.Instead of hard case keyboard, you could use rollable  rubber keyboard that can be placed inside.

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