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TOPIC: Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT

Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT 1 month 2 days ago #15534

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I'm starting this topic up as Kaczorek mentioned it would be prudent to start a seperate thread on this topic, with a shout-out to Christian for his modifications.
Regarding the development of an Adafruit version of the Astroberry autofocus driver. The Adafruit motor controller HAT appears to be an excellent alternative to the PiFace. Whereas the PiFace required 2 integrated boards to control stepper motors and is no longer produced. The Adafruit is an all in one solution at a quarter of the price and is still being manufactured. It also just came back in stock. IMHO an ideal DIY autofocus platform.

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Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT 1 month 1 day ago #15571

Indeed it's interesting piece of hardware. I'm waiting for it's available in my local store. As soon as I get it I can start with a driver. Unless somebody else will accept the challenge. In such a case I can help.

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Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT 1 week 1 day ago #16230

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I am currently getting parts together in advance. I have the motor, and the Adafruit board. Plus I modeled everything and am ready to 3D print the rest. Once I get those all done I can theoretically begin to test anything you have written.

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Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT 5 days 17 hours ago #16279

The Motor HAT is already available in my local store. I gave it a closer look and found out that it supports Raspberry Pi model A+, B+ and Pi 2. Raspberry Pi 3 is not on the list. This means I'm not going to buy it but I can develop a driver for it anyway. Let me know when you have all parts altogether so there is a piece of hardware for tests.

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Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT 5 days 16 hours ago #16280

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That's understandable. Indeed the website doesn't explicitly state the Raspberry Pi 3. But I suspect that is probably out of date information. I had to do a little searching to find information that suggests it is indeed compatible. As seen here. I am currently 3D printing parts as I am writing this. So I should be ready to go soon. Thanks again for time.

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