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TOPIC: Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI

Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9458

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I tested with the driver windi ascom OnStep. Everything works without any problems!

But I'd rather have a real driver indi otherwise I need a computer running Windows in addition to my raspberry makes server.

It requires in addition to 2 server cascading!

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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9459

+1

I'm in the process of building OnStep for my G-11. If nobody has written support for this by the time that I'm done with the hardware then I'll take a crack at it.

Thanks,
Ben
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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9462

I have a different project for the OnStep to control an old Celestron 16, for which, I already have an OnStep controller.

If I might suggest, the Arduino INDI projects and drivers listed in this web should provide a fast start to the coding.
Best wishes,

Dan
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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9468

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Hi DRagonlost,

I am working on the indidriver for the OnStep.

I Join the patch to the 1.2 libindi version

Seems everything necessary works:
Park / UnPark
Track On
Sites
and of course the rest :-)

I am not happy with the way I achieved it since I had to modify lx200generic which I consider stupid.
I will continue to work on it but startin a new branch based on the INDI::Telescope instead
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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9472

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Hello !

It's cool that we are more used Onstep and that is more to want to do with Indi and Linux!

I also am trying to achieve for electronics Onstep. I already realize a prototype for shiel Arduino to use AstroEQ and there I make a similar shield for Onstep.

if I can help you for the software does not hesitate!

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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9482

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Hi,
I found out what was wrong in my approach.
I started with the idea that to create a new driver I should really avoid changes in lx200generic which was wrong.
Definitively I need to declare the new driver in this code (I don't like this but it is how Indi is built)

Now the driver is working:
- Park / Unpark works
- Button for Track Enable/Disable works
- OnStep Firmware Info Tab is working
- Site management is working (there is a bug in the lx200driver.cpp (index tarts with 1 instead of 0)

I think the driver is quite usable as is.

I changed also some code in the Arduino Firmware adding implementation of the :Gc# command (Get Time Format) because it is called by dfautl by lx200generic.

The only problem I have now is to share the code since I am still not able to upload my patch file :angry:

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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9483

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Hi,

I try to attach the full tree for the OnStep Driver

Modified tar.gz with included driver.xml
Also implemented buttons for Reticule Brightness

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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9484

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Since I now can attach file, here the libreoffice file for the LX200 commandset
Yellow fields are tested, other on ToDo :)

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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9485

I won't get a chance to test this at night, but, I will try it on my board within the coming week or weeks. Thanks again,
Dan

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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9490

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Hi,
Some screenshots from the Indi Control Panel


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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9492

Hello Alain?,

I downloaded the libindiQT.tgz, expanded, ran a sudo make clean, then sudo cmake . , then sudo make, sudo make install. Everything seems to compile ok, make, and install, but, when I ran KStars, I could not find the LX200_Onstep listed anywhere. What part of this am I missing? Did I need to delete the original libindi directory first?

Thanks in advance for everything. And last, a question, are you of Audela fame?
Best wishes,
Dan

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Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI 2 years 2 months ago #9493

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Hi,

most probably the xml file in /usr/local/share/drivers.xml
Oups I forgot to update this one

should have an entry like
<device label="LX200 OnStep" focal_length="" aperture="">^M
<driver name="LX200 OnStep">indi_lx200_OnStep</driver>^M
<version>0.0</version>^M
</device>^M


Sorry I did not see your question about Audela.
No I am not involved in this one :( time is missing

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