Craig thanked Andrew in topic Power in the field for RPi 4? 6 hours 32 minutes ago

Andrew replied to the topic 'Power in the field for RPi 4?' in the forum. 7 hours 24 minutes ago

The DockerPi fan is only 30mm and runs quietly. I don't believe vibration will be a concern.
It powers the Pi with the power pins on the 40pin GPIO header, and it communicates with the Pi via I2C when commanding it to shutdown.

You will have to customize your PI's case for it.

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Rick Wayne thanked Andrew in topic Power in the field for RPi 4? 10 hours 22 minutes ago

Andrew replied to the topic 'Power in the field for RPi 4?' in the forum. 10 hours 30 minutes ago

I am using the DockerPi power board. It takes 12V, powers the Pi, has an on/off button and IR remote. It has a small fan that keeps the Pi from over heating. Plus a couple 12V header pins that can be routed to power other devices.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Bluetooth connection to mount' in the forum. yesterday

Bluetooth is working very reliably for me on the Pi3, and Pi4. It has worked ever since I found the modemmanager conflict and Jaseem implemented some robustness into the EQmod driver.
My bluetooth adapter is based of an HC-05, and I have a voltage leveler installed on the serial lines for good measure.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Bluetooth connection to mount' in the forum. yesterday

What range were you attempting to connect via bluetooth with?

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Nexus DSC / ServoCat support within Stellarmate?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Welcome
If you have a Linux/Mac PC, or one of many SBC computers such as a Raspberry Pi you can freely install KStars and the INDI drivers to test them right away.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'What is the point of Device manager in Kstars' in the forum. 5 days ago

Ok. But the problem is not all the drivers are necessarily available on the local system when creating a remote profile.
For the record I was experimenting with KStars on Windows.

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Michael thanked Andrew in topic Texting? 5 days ago

Andrew replied to the topic 'What is the point of Device manager in Kstars' in the forum. 5 days ago

Sounds good. Perhaps when a remote profile is selected in EKOS, the start button should command the server to start, rather than start the local version of the profile.
Which is another oddity IMHO, why is it necessary to populate drivers locally for a remotely configured profile at all? I found I can leave everything blank, other than the 'mandatory' CCD driver. The remote server just ignores it and connect the remote drivers that are started in advance. Surely a matching a profile name is sufficient to select what profile to start on the web manager server.
Local EKOS with it's limited driver list could probably do away with any local configuration power over the web manager's profiles. There by only supporting configuring from within the web manager with all available drivers and eliminate any confusion.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'What is the point of Device manager in Kstars' in the forum. 5 days ago

Thank you Rob. I found that information worth investigating for myself. As I have not done much with the remote features to date. Now, I found I can indeed connect to a remote profile running drivers that are not installed locally. However the local server has a bad habit of overwriting the remote profile's driver list if it is started locally, and not from within the remote web manager that is fully aware of the available remote drivers.
In other words, I find I must have the INDI server start via the Web Manager and connect to the already running server from the local machine, otherwise only locally available drivers are started, and the profile itself is overwritten without the remote drivers.

Is this typical behaviour? This doesn't seem to be optimized to me. I shouldn't have to redo the profile whenever I accidentally attempt to connect to a remote server with more available drivers that was not already started in advance.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Major GPSD glitch.' in the forum. 5 days ago

Phew. I have a reliable signal with an external antenna attached, so getting the fix is no issue. And yes, setting the refresh to 0 is one way around it too. But I've also observed it will initially sync to the beginning of Unix time in 1970. And then, once refreshed with a fix to the current time it is susceptible to that reset.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Major GPSD glitch.' in the forum. 6 days ago

If this is not repeatable and I'm the only one experiencing it, I would like to know, maybe the issue is in my configuration.
Although I believe I experienced this on my retired raspberry pi 3 as well. I'll probably have to check.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Texting?' in the forum. 7 days ago

This is not too difficult to do if your mobile provider offers email to sms. Essentially email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and it will forward to your phone as text.
I have managed to do this using the notifications tool to issue a mail command that sends an email via a gmail account I made specifically for this task. It takes a little work to setup though, and ofcourse your device has to be online, and mobile within service range.

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