Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Indi_duino, cannot operate handshake' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi there,

I found one of my old scripts to compile firmata from commandline, i ran a test and it did generate the .hex files with and without the bootloader.
This time I used the latest version of arduino IDE installed on Ubuntu, just make sure you get the paths correct.

$HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/arduino-builder -compile -logger=machine -hardware $HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware -tools $HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/tools-builder -tools $HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware/tools/avr -built-in-libraries $HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/libraries -libraries $HOME/sketchbook/libraries -fqbn=arduino:avr:micro -ide-version=10809 -build-path $HOME/Downloads/arduino/apa -warnings=none -build-cache $HOME/Downloads/arduino/apa -prefs=build.warn_data_percentage=75 -prefs=runtime.tools.avr-gcc.path=$HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware/tools/avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avr-gcc-5.4.0-atmel3.6.1-arduino2.path=$HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware/tools/avr -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA.path=$HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware/tools/avr -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA-1.2.1.path=$HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware/tools/avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avrdude.path=$HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware/tools/avr -prefs=runtime.tools.avrdude-6.3.0-arduino14.path=$HOME/Downloads/arduino/arduino-1.8.9/hardware/tools/avr -verbose $HOME/sketchbook/libraries/Firmata/examples/StandardFirmata/StandardFirmata.ino

Then I'm not sure about how to flash the arduino with the .hex file, I used avrispmkII, but it should be possible to find out how by changing the setting in arduino IDE to show verbose output and then start the IDE from commandline to see how it's done.

Cs
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Using PEC and EQMod Mount' in the forum. 1 month ago

No problem at all.

First find a star to train against and tracking on, then start guiding and after a while when guiding have stabilized then press the RAPPEC training button and let it run until it is finished, and after that you can turn on RAPPEC.

Once I did try training in DEC but a EQ mount usually doesn't move in DEC so that can explain why it didn't work, also the gears have to go a full rotation and I don't know how long it takes to do that.

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Using PEC and EQMod Mount' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just ran a test and it seems working normally, it's cloudy so I just did a dry run.

2019-06-12T19:23:47: [INFO] Turning RA PPEC off.
2019-06-12T19:20:51: [INFO] Turning RA PPEC on.
2019-06-12T19:20:23: [INFO] Telescope slew is complete. Tracking TRACK_SIDEREAL...

So I don't know why it doesn't work for you ?

/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Using PEC and EQMod Mount' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,

Sorry about that, I read "Turn RA PPEC to "on". I then started guiding"
Well, I'm not sure what's going on then, but a couple of times I had to klick multiple times to start RA PPEC playback, but you have probably done that too.
Right now we have summer up here and there is only 2 stars visible by naked eye but I can try anyway depending the weather, maybe something have changed during last month or so.
I would guess that if the training wouldn't be successful you would get a error message of some kind but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Cs
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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Using PEC and EQMod Mount' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,

The message you get is somewhat confusing but it means that you have to be guiding before starting PPEC, the thing is that PPEC can't be activated if the mount is not moving so I guess maybe the mount is not tracking when you activate PPEC.

Cs,
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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Still trying to debug XAGYL connection' in the forum. 2 months ago

Sounds good, I also had the problem to find right device sometimes but most times they come up in correct order.

Cs,
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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Astroberry on USB' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

You can read about that here : www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=210211

Cs
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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Can I combine drivers to use one usb port/arduino twice?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

I'm not sure if this could be helpful but can be worth reading : forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=360330.0

Cs
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Still trying to debug XAGYL connection' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

I don't know how to do that on a Mac but in linux you can do a dmesg in the console and note the last line, and then connect the Xagyl wheel and do a dmesg again and you should see a line saying "/dev/ttyUSB0" or maybe "/dev/ttyACM0" or similar, then you know..
You can also do a lsusb to find out what devices is connected to USBports..
Other way is to do a tail -f /var/log/syslog and then you can see the device get connected in realtime :)

Cs
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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Internal Guider: Drift Graph Anomoly' in the forum. 3 months ago

@ChrisRowland
I can test that and see what happens..

@Bill001
I did grab the file while still guiding so I really don't know if the file is there after a session.

Cs
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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Internal Guider: Drift Graph Anomoly' in the forum. 3 months ago

It could be the cables but I can't confirm that, I have checked everything a couple of times but no clue why that happens..

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Internal Guider: Drift Graph Anomoly' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

Interesting, it looks just like mine except my does that in DE maybe once or twice per session even if the star is perfectly in the box all the time, I always thought I had a lot of backlash but could never find out why that happens.

I don't have a image of it but I do have a GuideData.csv file.

Cs
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