Barn Door Tracker

Materials and Software

Giottos Mini Ball Head Camera Mount MH 1004 - $12.05

Aluminum Tubing Stock #1112 7/32 x .014 - $2.49

Aluminum Tubing Stock #1111 3/16 x 0.14 - $2.49

Stainless Steel 10-32 x 4-1/2" Threaded Rod - $3.49

Basswood Square Dowel 1/8 x 1/8 x 24" - $.99

Basswood Square Dowel 3/16 x 3/16 x 24" - $.99

88-7604 Revell Birch Plywood 1/8 X 4 X 12" - $1.29

General Purpose Slim Taper File 21866N - $3.97

X-ACTO X75300 Precision Razor Saw Set - $10.99

JB Weld KwikWeld Quick-Setting Steel Reinforced Epoxy - $5.69

Four 10-32 nuts, One washer, One nylon lock nut, Popsicle stick (Crank)

One 1/4-20 nut for quick release (QR)

1/4-20 x 5/8 hex bolt, Two washers, One nut (Camera Mount)

Blue masking tape, Fine sandpaper, Wood scraps for jigs, Wood glue

Power drill with the following bits: 3/16 (Tubing) 7/32 (Bolt)

Clamp to secure material for drilling, Hacksaw to cut all-thread rod

One 1/4-20 socket wrench to fit hex bolt, Additional wrench for nut

Ruler, Black electrical tape, Lens wipes, Red cellophane, Clear tape

Camera - check the CHDK site for supported cameras - I use an SX260HS

Tripod with quick release (QR) - old Samsonite Tripod 1100 - $20

Red flashlight - Gerber 22-80016 Recon (Red Blue Green White) - $20


Canon Hack Development Kit for supported cameras (format and exposure)

Deep Sky Stacker - DSS (for light and dark frame processing)

Photoshop CS6 or CC (for 32-bit HDR TIFF processing via Camera Raw)

Star Walk (stargazing guide app for my phone)

Sun or Moon Rise and Set Table

Phases of the Moon

Optional: EV3 Home Edition Software (for the motorized crank)

Optional: Microsoft Image Composite Editor (convert 360 video to panorama)



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