Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'How to make USB GPS receiver work for me' in the forum. 2 days ago

Editing is necessary. It does not depend on a gps device as far as it is serial USB device.

GPSD driver relies on gpsd service running in the operating system you connect your gps receiver to. It was designed this way to use standard interface existing in linux system which enables sharing gps signal among various applications (not locking serial gps device by just INDI driver). This means that before using GPSD driver you need to have gpsd device configured correctly. It does work out of box in many cases, but not always.

gpsd service needs to know what serial device to use as a source for gps signal. So you must configure it in /etc/default/gpsd file by setting DEVICES="/dev/YOUR_GPS_SERIAL_DEV". The problem is that in our setups we use many serial devices over USB (mount, focuser, gps, other...) and each of them is represented by a device node i.e. /dev/ttyUSBx. Connecting these devices in different order may result in gps device is assigned different device node. To fix this you can assign unique name to your device in serial port manager (GUI) or in udev rules (terminal).

Now, how can we improve user experience? By removing driver's dependence on gpsd service and rewriting the driver to read gps data stream directly from a device. We could use connections plugin framework instead to search for gps device. However this approach is not the best practice for accessing gps device in linux systems and locks gps device for any other application that needs to use it (e.g. ntp server for syncing operating system time based on gps NMEA and PPS). So I would recommend to leave it as it is. Just remember to set DEVICES="/dev/YOUR_GPS_SERIAL_DEV" in /etc/default/gpsd file and restart gpsd service before using INDI GPSD device driver

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'How to make USB GPS receiver work for me' in the forum. 2 days ago

knro wrote: There is just one thing I am not sure about regarding GPSD. Is there UTC offset reported by GPSD accounts for day light saving time (DST) or not?

Yes, it does. It's one of the recent fixes to the driver.

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Radek Kaczorek created a new topic ' Atik Air - CCD over wire(less) network' in the forum. 4 days ago

What an interesting piece of software! Atik Air is a free piece of software you can run on a Raspberry Pi 3 that allows you to use your Atik Camera over your network. This means any Atik Camera can now be used over wifi, or via an Ethernet connection to your router.
See the details here: www.atik-cameras.com/product/atik-air/

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Live Preview - ASI1600MM-Cooled via RPi' in the forum. 6 days ago

knro wrote: I've been thinking that one solution to this is instead of streaming raw full-res images, which is the reason why it's so slow.. Maybe we should encode them as a video stream.. something like libtheora (.ogv) and then send that blob over to KStars. Let me see if this sorts of thing is possible or worth it.


I think it is the way to go. Including live encoding and prescalling the stream to user selectable resolution. Without it it's hardly possible to handle usable fps with this high resolutions over USB lower than 3.0, not mentioning wireless links.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Anyone using this GPS device with Ekos?' in the forum. 1 week ago

If it's supported by gpsd server it is supported by INDI driver and Ekos

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Mosaic question, council' in the forum. 1 week ago

pcxz wrote: :woohoo: PixInsight 230 Euro for license ??? ..for amateur astronomy it's too ..thanks no!!


How does it compare to the cost of your setup? I can tell you it's worth every penny you pay for this.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 1 week ago

These are old versions built against old libindi libraries. No guarantee they will work at all.
The reason they don't appear on the drivers list in Ekos is that they use obsolete format in xml files. You can try to replace respective xml files located in /usr/share/indi with the ones located here: github.com/rkaczorek/astroberry-diy (i.e. indi_rpialtimu.xml, indi_rpibrd.xml, indi_rpifocus.xml, indi_rpigps.xml).

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I'm glad you like it. The driver is not included yet. I will release the update to Astroberry Server soon. Stay tuned

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I'm glad it works for you. Now the default stepper mode has been set to DOUBLE. Update your sources and have fun ;-)
I will add the latest version to Astroberry Server next release.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry PiFace' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Helge. It's not going to work this way.
What you're really looking for is selecting ports A and B. Take a look at core library github.com/piface/libmcp23s17/blob/master/src/mcp23s17.h
See lines 54-55:
#define GPIOA 0x12 // port A
#define GPIOB 0x13 // port B

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Andrew. The driver has been fixed. Please update your sources from git and let me know if it works for you.

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