Rob Lancaster created a new topic ' INDI ASCOM DIY Arduino Focuser' in the forum. 11 hours 26 minutes ago

So a friend of mine is building his own focuser for his imaging rig. He is planning to use an Arduino Nano using the ASCOM driver "Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro DIY"

sourceforge.net/projects/arduinofocuscontrollerpro

We were experimenting this evening with his components, ASCOM, INDI, and KStars. After a bit of work, he was able to get the ASCOM driver installed properly and was able to control the DIY focuser components from a Windows program that uses ASCOM. But then we tried to use INDIServer for Windows to make the focuser available to KStars. In fact, the Focuser did show up in the INDIServer for Windows device list and we were able to start the INDIServer, but then when we tried to connect to it in KStars, of course it wasn't in the combo box due to the fact that there was no XML file. But we connected to the INDIServer anyway and the Focuser showed up in the INDI Control Panel. There were not many options and pressing connect did not work. I assume this is because there should be an XML file? Any ideas on what I need to do to get it to connect?

Thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'ALARM!!!' in the forum. 17 hours 41 minutes ago

I believe a number of them are turned on by default actually. Not sure why yours were not.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Issues Configuring Toolbars' in the forum. 17 hours 42 minutes ago

I should add that is in a few days or so.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Issues Configuring Toolbars' in the forum. 17 hours 43 minutes ago

This should be fixed in the next release of KStars

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. yesterday

Here is what utilities looks like now.



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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. yesterday

Please let me know if there is anything else that should be backed up/restored or if there are any problems with the script. Thanks!

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. yesterday

I added the backup and restore script.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. yesterday

This is not a bad idea.

By the way, a few minutes ago I added a check to any file updating script so that it can check to see if any updates are currently in progress before continuing. I added this because I was getting really annoyed at my raspberry pi when I tried to run my scripts and it was encountering a dpkg lock which meant that system updates could not happen due to another update process currently running. The problem was that the script continued when it should probably stop until the other process is done. So I told it to stop the script with a warning message.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Helge,

You should not have any issue with VNC on raspberry pi. I used to install the dummy driver and set up a config file on the raspberry pi the way that I had to do for the script on the rock64, which is why I knew how to do it. But, the secret to the Raspberry Pi is to edit the boot configuration files correctly. If you do it that way, then both VNC and HDMI should work great!

See my instructions on how to get set up to run my script. github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3

Thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Guiding - Lost guide star causes abort of the ccd sequence' in the forum. 3 days ago

If you are using PHD2 with Ekos, I implemented a "lost lock" timer because PHD2 sometimes loses track of the star and then reacquires it. So if it does lose the star, I give it 5 seconds to reacquire it before aborting. I know this is not exactly what you are looking for, but maybe it will help.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. 3 days ago

Just added some pretty icons for the utility scripts



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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3 Setup Script' in the forum. 3 days ago

I just made some updates to the setup script for both the Raspberry Pi and the 64 bit SBCs. I added a software updater script that will update the system to the latest software in the Utilities folder. I also updated the conkyrc file so that ethernet information is displayed in addition to the wifi information that was already there.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 5 days ago

Yes, as I posted on this forum a couple of months ago, there were a few annoying problems with the Rock64 and I think they are due to issues in the way they built the image, it was nothing I was doing. I believe at the time I posted that it was something to do with Marco and compositing. If I turned that off, it did show the icons, but then the programs would not repaint correctly. So far, this fix doesn't seem to have that problem. I just want to make sure of that before I add it to the AstroPi3 64 bit script. Also I don't know if it helps you, but I had put another script into that project that can install RealTek wifi adapter drivers, because I had a similar issue, but I don't know if your particular one is included. You can check. github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3

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