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Astroberry initial release 3 years 4 months ago #4203

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INDI Astroberry is just another INDI driver. You can install it along your INDI server and gain support for additional devices.
Astroberry Distro (covered in separate threat ) is SD image for Raspberry Pi. It can be accessed with KStars and Ekos as well as can be controlled through HTML5 ready web browser. If you make IP public other people can use both interfaces. However the system is not designed for multiuser support.
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Astroberry initial release 3 years 1 month ago #4640

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Version 1.0.1 of Astroberry drivers has been released!

To get the fresh sources run
$ svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/astroberry/svn/trunk/ astroberry-svn

Deb packages for Raspberry Pi will be available soon.

Changelog
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v1.0.1
indi_rpigps - FIX for gps reading freeze and full integration with gpsd service (required)
indi_rpifocus - FIX for lack of focuser status handling e.g. taking images during move
indi_rpifocus - FIX for inconsistences in focus direction
indi_rpifocus - disabling dualspeed mode. single speed mode only used (native)
indi_rpialtimu - change of values format from 0.3f to 0.1f
indi_rpimosaic - removed and forked to new project

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Astroberry initial release 3 years 4 weeks ago #4774

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Two issues I oberved with astroberry-1.0_rc1.img
The webinterface does nothing if I click on one of the button. (Firefox 38.1.1 ESR)
Capturing image from my Canon DSLR loops with error:
GPhoto CCD: Exposure failed to parse raw image.
Maybe this is related to this: indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/782-indi-gp...t.html?start=12#4697

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Astroberry initial release 3 years 4 weeks ago #4786

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Web interface expects a browser supporting HTML5. Firefox v38 does so I'm not sure what is causing your problem, but would suggest to upgrade to the latest version (v40). Using GPhoto and DSLR is somehow tricky. You need to use FITS format (not DSLR raw file format) for EKOS operating properly.

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 6 months ago #7275

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What stepper motor you use for your focuser?
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Astroberry initial release 2 years 6 months ago #7283

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Look the news: Western Digital ships PiDrive for the Raspberry Pi 3

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 6 months ago #7297

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I'm using JK28HS45-0674
However you can use other types. Just remember that using other stepper motors requires powering them with power supply independent from RPi.

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 5 months ago #7886

Very nice project.
I have been adding some custom hardware as well. Going from ready made parts to custom electronics. This made me wonder if there would be any interest in a Raspberry/Astroberry Hat that incorporates common astronomy features.
Maybe this is not the right place to discuss it, but I will open a separate tread if there is any interest.

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 5 months ago #7892

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Let me know if you need any help. Also while building astrohat for rpi.
I'm actually going opposite direction - from custom to ready made parts. See github.com/rkaczorek/astroberry-piface
The reason is making the thing easier for everyone, including people that don't solder and don't play with low level electronics.

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 4 months ago #7903

Actually, that was part of the idea. Make a ready available hat for everyone that is just plug and play. No soldering, no customizing things. One board that saves a lot of time. The question is however, what are common things for astronomy/astrophotography.

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Astroberry initial release 1 year 2 months ago #17411

Dear Radek,

I am just wondering what I need to run a stepper motor via Ekos, using the indi driver (astroberry):

I have the Rpi3 and installed Ekos as well as the latest astroberry info drivers (1.0.4.1, sourceforge). To run a modified 28byj stepper (to make it bipolar), can I just connect the stepper to a A4988 driver and then to the Rpi, or have the piface and connect the outputs to the stepper motor (in that case to additionally install astroberry-piface-cad). Or does it work either way? If I was using the piface board, where can I find which pins I have to use? Apologies in case I overlooked anything obvious, I am still a bit new to raspberry and ekos...

Many thanks in advance!

Helge

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Astroberry initial release 1 year 2 months ago #17415

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Hi Helge
There are two separate strategies to run your a stepper motor as a focuser, using astroberry drivers:
  1. original astroberry drivers - you need to use a stepper motor controller such as DRV8834 or A4988 and a stepper motor (see astroberry readme file for details)
  2. new astroberry piface drivers - you need PiFace Relay Plus + PiFace Motor Extra expansion boards and a stepper motor (see piface documentation for details)

In the first case you use indi_rpifocus driver to control the stepper motor, in the second case you use indi_piface_focuser to do it.
astroberry-piface-cad has nothing to do with it - it's a driver for PIFace CAD (Control and Display) LCD.

There are some changes to PiFace products family and original PiFace Relay Plus is not retailed anymore. The PiFace drivers are designed for the hardware shown on the image below:
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