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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'rock64 - astroberry focuser' in the forum. 1 week ago

patdut wrote: I am afraid it will be difficult but not impossible to adapt the astroberry focuser to our devices.

It's quite easy and not much work. You can give it a try,

patdut wrote: There is some wrapping libraries whose name is wiringPi. Why didn't you used it in astroberry ?

Well, I have chosen other approach... it was at the beginning of 2015 so I don't really remember why. I think that porting to wiring pi might be good idea. DOes it support other devices?

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Radek Kaczorek thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Re:Local Meridian 2 weeks ago
Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'rock64 - astroberry focuser' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Gentlemen, I'm afraid that focuser driver will not work on devices other than Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry is built on Broadcom chips i.e. bcm2835 (Raspberry Pi 1 and Zero), bcm2836 (Raspberry Pi 2), bcm2837 (Raspberry Pi 3 and later Raspberry Pi 2). See hardware documentation here . Focuser driver is directly connected to GPIO pins (no i2c, no spi, no serial, just GPIO) which are controlled with bcm2835/6/7 library.
You're trying to use the driver to control GPIOs of devices that do not use bcm2835/6/7 chip onboard. This is not going to work.
To use the driver on devices other than Raspberry you would need to use their native libraries to access GPIO and rewrite the necessary parts of the driver.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Short exposures for ZWO cameras' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Let us discuss this in the new thread

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Installing Astroberry or PiFace INDI drivers' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Gina
Why don't you try updated version of legacy astroberry source code, currently hosted on github - github.com/rkaczorek/astroberry-diy
For astroberry piface just add #include <string> to your cpp file and recompile.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'GPSD altitude' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

knro wrote: Ok so longitude is fixed, but somehow I don't understand how this was missed?? Maybe the math works out eventually but it is technically wrong as far as INDI longitude definition goes.

Longitude constraint has been missed somehow... As for altitude I cannot reproduce it. The value is read directly from fix.altitude, which is apparently the same source for gpsmon/cgps/xgps.

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Radek Kaczorek thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic GPSD altitude 3 weeks ago

BigNoel wrote: I recall reading on the indi-gpsd device page it explicitly states 'it is operating system dependent and can be used only on linux'. Why this limitation if gpsd can work on OSX I don't know.

Good point. Driver's description has been updated

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 1 month ago

It works over webmanager because the xml file does exist on the machine the webmanager is running on.
But it doesn't exist on the macine you are running KStars/Ekos on. Probably you need to copy it to your windows machine. Just find the place where all the other driver's xml files are, and copy it there.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Ubuntu Mate customized image for Raspberry PI 3?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks Rob! I have just realized that I promised to make such a summary for Devices/Raspberry Pi section of the site... and it's still empty. Shame on me :-/
This is good opportunity to do it now. Let me start with your last post. If you know of any other distros/packages/drivers, which are raspberry pi specific let me know. I will add it to the list.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. 1 month ago

Well done! Regarding hotspot your mileage may vary ;-) Not all devices support access point mode. I'm not sure what is the status for rock64 and Odroid C2 though.

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Still weird issue with GPS time' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have just checked how I fixed NTP issue on Astroberry Server... The solution is to run the following:

sudo systemctl stop prefer-timesyncd.service
sudo systemctl disable prefer-timesyncd.service

The above disables preference of timesyncd over NTP.

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