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INDI Library v1.7.9 Released (23 Jun 2019)

INDI Library v1.7.9 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

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Replied by Fellside on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Ok
If you read the Yahoo group you will see that Dan Gray the Sitech developer has published files and a walk through of how he installed the driver. He has requested help/volunteers with making the files easier to install for the average user.
So it looks like its almost there. So if you have any experience of Indi drivers and getting them ready to install. There is a Github to go to.
github.com/JeffRossMT/sitech-indi-driver
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Graham
4 months 4 weeks ago #35299

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Replied by lazjen on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Interesting developments.

I looked at the repo, and saw this file: github.com/JeffRossMT/sitech-indi-driver...ope_sitechReadMe.txt

Point 4 is interesting - it seems to imply you need to run an app somewhere on the network on what I assume is a windows box. Am I wrong?
4 months 4 weeks ago #35304

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Replied by knro on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Right, I already opened an issue there. I was excited first to see a "simple" command set, then realized this depends on some Windows app, so we're back to square 1.

There is documentation for the serial low level interface, but developing a driver for this without hardware would be very difficult if not impossible.

Can anyone send me the contact information for sidereal technology to see if I can reach some arrangement with them?
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Replied by Fellside on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Hi Jasem,

Have you looked at the Yahoo group groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SiTechservo/info

There is a walk through on how to set the driver up but as you say it mentions

" Run SiTechExe on any machine on your local intra-net. Make sure it’s initialized.
Make sure you know the INDI port number in the SiTechExe configuration.
In SiTechExe, It’s on the misc tab in the /config/change config/ on the lower left part of the page.
You can change it if you want."

SiTechExe mentioned appears to be on a Win machine. I can confirm that the Indi pot number tab already exists on my Win version of SiTechExe. This need clarifying with Dan Gray.

Dan Gray Sitech is on
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Graham
4 months 4 weeks ago #35319

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Replied by knro on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Thanks, I just emailed Dan about this.
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4 months 4 weeks ago #35321

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Replied by knro on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

So an update: I received a response from Dan and thankfully he explained everything in details. The SciTechExe can run on Linux (and RPI3), so it's not a huge issue anymore especially since the software supports a lot of features already. So we'll put together a guide for users on how to use INDI+SciTechExe. I'll probably also revise Jeff's driver to be more inline with INDI standards.
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4 months 2 weeks ago #35797

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Replied by Fellside on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Hi Jasem,
That`s great news.
Many thanks for your help in getting this sorted.
Have you any idea how the driver will be distributed? Will it be listed on the Indy site?
Many thanks for all your work on INDI.
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Graham
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Replied by Fellside on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Hi Jasem,

Did anything further happen with the Sitec/Mesu driver? There has been no change to the Git or mention of it on the Sitech Yahoo group. I have been looking at the Indi device list but it has not appeared there yet.

Many thanks

Graham
2 months 1 week ago #38870

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Replied by knro on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

well, I was suppose to login remotely to their system to test it out. I actually wrote the preliminary driver but it required testing. I think they were busy and I was busy at one time when we were supposed to test the driver.

Do you have SiTechExe running on RPI3? If yes, you can perhaps provide me with TeamViewer access to your RPI3 and I can remotely login to setup a development environment to test the driver.
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Replied by Fellside on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Hi Jasem,

I am working away from home at the moment. Can I PM you in a few weeks to set things up.
I have a RPi with Astroberry Server installed. I will be able to I will be able it to connect to the network and the Mesu/SiTech.

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Graham
2 months 1 week ago #38977

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Replied by knro on topic Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request

Sure that would work.
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