Hi,

Do you have a link to this python class or some interface documentation? Our dome is working with an indi driver (still being written) and we're planning on buying a planewave, so this kind of interfacing might be 'enough' to integrate the two.

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Mike Rosseel created a new topic ' Ashdome progress' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi all,

I posted some time ago about automating 2 ASH domes: old topic
For some reason I could not reply to that topic and it's now categorized under 'embedded indi' ?

Anyway, I have a Raspberry Pi running an Indi driver, talking to the encoder and the relays.
So I don't see any obstacles in finishing this project but there's one annoyance: I use

addAuxControls()
to enable debugging in the Options tab, but as soon as I click the 'enable' button next to Debug, it toggles back to Disable state.
This is the same when I start Ekos, run simulators and try to enable debug for the Telescope Simulator, CCD, ...
This happens on Ubuntu on Kstars 3.4.1 and on Mac on Kstars 3.4.3

Any ideas what could cause this?

Btw here is my work in progress ashdome driver, but as it does the same connected to simulators it shouldn't be the cause of this debug button behaviour:
dome directory of my fork containing ashdome driver

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Mike Rosseel replied to the topic 'Help For INDI Website' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi all,

This might be related to the website work, but I just noticed that all google results I tried related to indi drivers are broken.

Examples:
www.indilib.org/devices/auxiliary/gpusb.html
www.indilib.org/devices/mounts/losmandy.html

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Mike Rosseel replied to the topic 'INDI-EQMOD crashing constantly' in the forum. 2 years ago

while debugging a new dome driver I was getting the: 'stderr EOF' error just after serial communication and thought something was wrong with the serial comms. Turns out I had to delete the .xml file corresponding to my new
driver in the ~/.indi directory. Would be nice if there was a bit more error reporting around this !

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Mike Rosseel replied to the topic 'LesveDome control via INDI etc.' in the forum. 3 years ago

Maybe start by trying www.cloudmakers.eu/windi/ which is (as far as I've understood, haven't tried it yet) a way to wrap ascom drivers as indi.
Won't let you get rid of windows but would allow you to go all-INDI. Correct me if ascom server doesn't work the way I think :)

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Mike Rosseel replied to the topic 'LesveDome control via INDI etc.' in the forum. 3 years ago

What is it that you specifically need? The source code for the ASCOM driver?
I've met the author a few times so could ask.
Maybe he doesn't want to release the source but it doesn't hurt to try.

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Mike Rosseel created a new topic ' Dome slaving 101' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hi all,

We're resurrecting 2 ASH domes which are more than 45 years old, and would like to automate the scope + dome using kstars/ekos/indi.
All motors will be original (after refurbishing), so the idea is to start/stop the dome using an arduino + relay board, and getting position information using an encoder on a motor axis.

Now for the indi question:
- is it possible to use one of the predefined indi dome implementations? I'm guessing encoder positions and start/stop dome movement isn't so uncommon.
- where is slaving support implemented, is this in kstars/ekos or in the indi driver, so in case I need to write a custom indi driver does this slaving logic need to be reimplemented?
- what's the most common way for indi to interface with the arduino, usb/serial/... ?
- any leads to similar projects?

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www.astropolis.be

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