Marco Peters thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Starizona MicroTouch 8 months ago
Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Starizona MicroTouch' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi Ollie,
the driver is ready for testing with indi_microtouch_focus and is in the official repo. The sourcecode is under /libindi/drivers/focuser/microtouch.cpp. Any feedback is appreciated.
Thanks
Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Starizona MicroTouch' in the forum. 8 months ago

I guess it depends on what version you are installing. Beta support is in the source version.

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Sorry. I have no idea yet. Would it be possible to reproduce the error with debuglog turned on?

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

github.com/indilib/indi/pull/49 could be related to the problem. It was working fine on my arch dev computer, but crashed the driver on my RPi 3.
Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

@ Robert: Good to hear that. Thank you. Have fun at the Star Party.

@Scott: Good, sounds like progress.

@Peter: Do you think this is related to the driver ?

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Peter, I think I know whats going on. I had a signed/unsigned mismatch in the code before PR #48. Position is returned as an unsigned short int (16bits). If the focuser is sitting at a position higher than 32.767 the negative sign is returned and Ack() failes. This is corrected in PR #48. Sorry.

Scott, please try and move the unconnected focuser by hand to a position below 32767 and try to connect. Let me know if this works.

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'On vacation' in the forum. 10 months ago

Enjoy your holiday, have fun...

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Please keep me updated when you find something I can help with. Good Luck.

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

@Riprock99

Did Peters instructions solve your connection problems ?

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hi,

I took the Moonlite focuser driver as a template, and I did not change the disconnect function nor the destructor. Thanks for making the MacOS stuff clear, Peter.
I also added a ResetToPosition element where you can set the Focuser to a certain value, without moving it. I hope this solves your problem. I have to find out the Max value of the focuser, maybe we can set it to 200000 possible ticks.

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thanks for testing the driver and for your feedback. The Microtouch controller is not able to move to negative values, as far as I know. With the recent fix, motion for pos>9999 should be working. I am working on tempcomp and reseting to a custom value now. Is anyone using the learning/snapshot functions or are you setting it by coefficient ?

Marco

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Marco Peters created a new topic ' QHY6 Guiding Issue' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hi,

is anyone using a QHY6 successfully for guiding using the ST4 port? I have a strange issue where sending guidecommands results in:
North - no movement at all
South - moving north
East - moving west
West - moving north

The indi commands seem to be OK. Could be a bug in the QHYSDK ?
I will try using a QHY5, that I have laying around...

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thank you for posting your log file. I found the bug and will provide a fix soon.

For now, you could try to see if the Focuser is working right in the 0-9999 range.

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hello,

I added some Debugging Code to the driver. Please post more information. I am not able to reproduce it here.

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 11 months ago

I don't know where the information for the dropdown comes from. Maybe from the drivers.xml. One thing you could try is reinstalling INDI. I think someone else might have a better answer to this problem.

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi Paul,

I am not able to reproduce the problem here on raspbian rpi2. What is the output of:

netstat -tulpn | grep :7624

Marco

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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 11 months ago

FYI,

knro committed on GitHub 19 hours ago

Merge pull request #40 from mp77/master
Initial Microtouch driver, based on Moonlite driver

Basic movement, getting Temperature, set TempCallibration, get/set Motorspeed and abort/zero works. Still some work to do.
//ToDo

TempComp
Reset to Position
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Marco Peters replied to the topic 'Microtouch/Feathertouch Focus Controller Driver?' in the forum. 11 months ago

This weekend I got an email from Dean Koenig at Starizona with some really helpful information after bugging him with my emails, sorry for that :). I started to modify the Moonlite driver to make it work with the Microtouch protocoll. Right now, basic movement is working. It is not pretty, but promissing.

Marco

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Marco Peters created a new topic ' PulseGuide' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi,

I would like to use a FS2 mount controler and a QHY6 for guiding. There is an issue with the QHY6, which is not reported by the QHYLib as a guidecam. I tricked the detection routine to alwas report guidercapabilities and I am now seeing a Guidetab in EKOS. However my mount does not show up in the VIA combobox. Is this because it is not supporting PulseGuide commands?
It would be a great addition to INDI and EKOS, if there is a software emulation for pulseguidecommands for mounts that do not support it.
I would appreciate your thoughts.

Marco

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