I've been using an arduino nano and 28BYJ-48 Stepper Motor for a while (there are a few projects across the web for this), but that requires an extra USB cable to the Nano from my Rpi/Rock64. I might have to give this a try. I think I have a NEMA motor hanging around somewhere.

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'Pi4, USB3, and Wireless 2.4Ghz interference' in the forum. 7 days ago

My RPi4 just arrived today. Revision 1.2. Yup, there are some serious WiFi issues. My 5G WiFi kept dropping while trying to install the AstroPi3 packages from @rlancaste. Only use connection was keyboard and mouse to USB2. I read a thread about QWHD resolution HDMI causing the problem, which I was running at the time, but changing the resolution to 1080p did not help the cause. I grabbed a network cable and made a direct connection to my router (satellite) to finish the process. This makes me nervous about sustained use in the field, or even from my backyard via WiFi.

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'Rock64 Resurrection' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes, the RPi ecosystem has always been nice, and it took a while for Rock64 distributions to become stable (if they can be called that now). I seem to be accumulating SBCs. The RPi 3B+ couldn't handle my USB3 camera very well at all, so the Rock64 filled in for a while. I think Pine's development team (perhaps just 1 person) have moved on to Rock64Pro and other hardware.

Anyhow, thanks again for putting together your script.

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'Rock64 Resurrection' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I've been using my Rock64 with Armbian for over a year now using your previous script. Ron, I am reading this message pretty late, but I didn't know you were having issues. I cannot recall if I had to do any tweaking. Regardless, INDI/Ekos would crash on me occasionally (never sure if it was a USB3/QHY163M or Ekos issue). Getting WiFi running on the Rock64 has been a hassle. The weather has been horrible for imaging the past 3 months, but I am getting my gear setup again, so maybe things are more stable now. I also have a RPi4 on order.

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'Astrohat - An open hardware RPi Hat for astronomy equipment' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I’m late to this party, but I am quite interested in the progress. I’ve been mulling over RTC vs GPS on my Rock64. I already made an Arduino GPS gadget for my Celestron mount.

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 7 months ago

Chris,
You might give the official SD formatter a try.

www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/

Jeff

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'USB3 may force me to move off of Raspberry Pi' in the forum. 9 months ago

I actually use armbian on my Rock64. I am surprised to hear that Indi/Ekos won’t run on rasbian.

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'USB3 may force me to move off of Raspberry Pi' in the forum. 9 months ago

You now have the option of usb 3 on RPi 4.
I am currently running on Rock64. It took quite a while for all the drivers to become stable, but my Rock64 seems to do a good job now with my two QHY cameras (163M and 5L-II-M).

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 9 months ago

Looks like all the US distributors are out of stock on the 4GB version for at least a month. That being said, the RPi3 only had 1GB of RAM and still ran Ekos. The 2GB version should be sufficient for Stellarmate...

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Jeff Wilson replied to the topic 'polar alignment assistant: total success' in the forum. 10 months ago

I am not seeing an Auto mode for the polar alignment, and for some reason my AVX doesn’t move for the second and third images. Thoughts?

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Jeff Wilson created a new topic ' Default logs location' in the forum. 1 year ago

In the main Ekos interface, there is a Logs button in section "2. Start & Stop Ekos". This button opens a Configure-KStars dialog. The Open Logs Directory button points to ~/.local/share/kstars/logs.

In the main Ekos interface, there is a Ekos Options button in section "2. Start & Stop Ekos". This button opens a different Configure-KStars dialog. Following the INDI navigation item at the left, the Show INDI Logs button points to ~/.indi/logs.

At least on my system, the ending "logs" part of both of those paths is missing, and the logs are placed in the parent directory. I am not sure if these are bugs or if some data left on my system is pointing to the wrong locations.

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