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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface

1 year 5 months ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #33950
Please find here the link to github, which provides the repository for the Bluetooth version of this driver:

github.com/HelgeMK/TicFocuserBT
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #33980
Great job Helgemk, I'll give it a try.

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1 year 5 months ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #34023
This looks like a cool project. I had been thinking about using a Tic T834 and pancake stepper motor to keep a low profile, although it would be more expensive. Right now I use an Arduino (nano) setup with can stepper.

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1 year 5 months ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #34024
Please let me know how it works, will do my best to assist.

Best, Helge

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8 months 2 weeks ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #45143
Hi Helge, It's been a long time :-) - I eventually found an opportunity to use a pololul tic and your code to run a focuser on a new setup. The Tic software is now installed on my Tinker Board, and I'm waiting for a Pololu tic t825. I'll keep you updated with my progress.
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8 months 2 weeks ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #45146
Cool! I am also about to give it a second chance after a few month of manual focusing.

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #46241
Hi,

So I made some progress. The tic and HC-05 are connected. HC-05 is well connected to the Tinker Board, but I can no manage to have RFCOMM TTY working. It seems not to be avaialble with my kernel. I created a new post on Armbian forum to get help, so stay tuned.

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #46242
Also I forgot to mention that it works perfectly using usb.

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #46252
Hello Helge,

see you have been busy. Had a look at your code, and it looks ok. Shortly after your first tic-driver I also started on an USB version. I have it running but nver published it because I coukd not find a good way to "remember" the position when device is powered down. (TIC resets to 0 when power is off , buf remembers when you reconnect without power has been off) It worked ok, and I use it on 1 system, but never really finished it. (Also have an unfinished ASCOM version, not ready for publication. That was more difficult because there was no SDK for windows)

Regards,

Paul

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #46370
Hi there !

So using usb is fine, but I'm not able to have the BT working on my Asus Tinker board running armbian. It seems that RFCOMM is not available. I tryed to build a new kernel with the proper options, but it seems building a new kernel is not so straightforward :-(
So I think It will stick to the usb version.

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7 months 2 weeks ago
HelgeMK
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #46439
Hi Franck, hi Paul,

thanks for the updates - it is a while ago since I was using the driver / focuser. I have to admit that I got frustrated with the mechanical part of the focuses and removed all parts that I do not really need from the scope... one day I will give it another try! :-)

Best, Helge

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7 months 5 days ago
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INDI focuser driver for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controller via USB interface #46769
I am about to get my hands back on my autofocus project with this pololu module. I was wondering if the driver had the following capabilities:
- homing command with the additional homing sensor
-Ability to keep track of the last position in step after a system shutdown.

Than you in advance for your help

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