PANOPTES Power Board Assembled
I'm excited to report that I've finished the assembly of the Power Board for my PANOPTES telescope.
Next up is testing that it works, but before that a short rest... and probably some of my home and day jobs! 😉
The board takes in 12 volts DC, and distributes it to the rest of the system. In particular it has 5 switched lines for the Cameras, PC, Mount, Cooling Fan & Weather Station. It has an unswitched line for the Telemetry Board, which has an Arduino that controls the Power Board at the direction of POCS (PANOPTES Observatory Control System), running on the PC.