... made a little video - youtu.be/effn5Dxg43g ... mainly about slewing my big phat scope :)
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wolfi

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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'Rpi DIY mount stepper control upgrade?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

hi! well, it is actually genuine c++ :) ... the driver boards used are cool (phidget 1067) but account for 100 bucks each. their power and rather coarse resolution of 16 microsteps render them mainly suitable for large scopes with big worm wheels ...
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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'Rpi DIY mount stepper control upgrade?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

hi!
the issue is - in an OS like raspian, you cannot drive the stepper in a relibale fashion with the gpio pins by themselves. you need a little bit of realtime-capability. this can be spi-controlled stepper drivers like the dspin or something that communicates with a RT-microcontroller ...

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wolfi

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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'Rpi DIY mount stepper control upgrade?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi! At least with Raspian you will have a problem without an interface. If interested, you can check the Github Wiki on my controller project and see whether that is of interest ... link is found on the wordpress page in the signature ...yours wolfi

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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'Rpi DIY mount stepper control upgrade?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi! At least with Raspian you will have a problem without an interface. If interested, you can check the Github Wiki on my controller project and see whether that is of interest ... link is found on the wordpress page in the signature ...yours wolfi

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hi!
just trying to connect KStars on the Mac via a CP usb adapter ... what is it's name???????
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Hi!
As things approach something that might be a release, i started a little blog on TSC and other ATM stuff ... tscatm.wordpress.com
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Wolfi

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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'QHY5 - alccd5 mono distorted images' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

wherr are you located?
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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

hi!
as a side product of my raspberry Pi based telescope control system TSC - github.com/selste/TwoStepperControl/wiki/TSC - i am developing a custom driver that interacts via SPI with the pi and consists of a arduino pro mini and DRV 8825 ... would that be of interest??? shoulde not cost much more than ~ 20 € in total ...
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wolfi

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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'SkySafari middleware?' in the forum. 1 month ago

hi!
the driver is one thing - but how to connect? i already felt like doing a littlle project for this with a zero. why not run an INDI server on that raspian and let it take care of wlan-connections? i configured my raspian to do a hotspot, so there is always a wlan connection available, also in the middle of nowhere ...
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wolfi

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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'SkySafari middleware?' in the forum. 1 month ago

hi!
i did an interface to sky safari for my controller project TSC - github.com/selste/TwoStepperControl/wiki/TSC
here is how i did it - i open a QServer that listens for an incoming connection and process the LX200 commands directly in the controller once a socket is established. the LX200 interface of sky safari is rather clean, by the way. if i would do that for another mount controller, I would use a pi zero w and a RS232 level shifter (like this one: www.sparkfun.com/products/449 ) to communicate with the mount ...
running an INDI server on the pi is of course also a possible method.
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wolfi

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hi!
no, i was not aware of that. good to know. mount control via indi is still on the to-do list, also for kstars lite ...
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wofli

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hi!
just a little update - more testing, debugging, hardware addons like a hardware watch and an internal USB/RS232 converter, all INDI cameras (theoretically) and above all a rather stable interface to Sky Safari, CdC, Stellarium , SkyTechX via ASCOM (thanks knro for INDI, btw ...) - screenshots are in the appendix of the wiki ... github.com/selste/TwoStepperControl/wiki/TSC
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wolfi

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Wolfgang Birkfellner replied to the topic 'Still stuck with my ZWO 120MM' in the forum. 1 month ago

hi!
hum - which operating system? the 120 MM works fine with my Raspian, could it be a USB-cable/hub/whatever problem????
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wolfi

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