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Eqmod keyboard or gamepad control using astroberry

2 weeks 4 days ago
astro_chris
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Eqmod keyboard or gamepad control using astroberry #49313
Hi, I have astroberry installed on my raspberry pi4. It works great except one thing. I cant figure out how to control my mount using my wireless mini keyboard or a gamepad. Being able to do this is very useful when aligning. Surely theres a way to do this.
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2 weeks 4 days ago
stash
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Eqmod keyboard or gamepad control using astroberry #49315
I am assuming you are using "bluetooth".

Try one device at a time .

Starting with Gamepad(i use a ipega bluetoothed device) .

1. Make sure Bluetooth switched on and open to discovery (should be needed really)

2. Make sure your Gamepad is "open" (not hidden) and transmitting ok (some shut down afer 20secs)

3. Scan for devices on RPI via Bluetooth icon- should show up your Gamepad if compatible

4. Pair the device.

5. Follow this indilib.org/support/tutorials/135-contro...with-a-joystick.html - suggest you use Telescope simulation first - then your real Telescope driver. I think I am right not all Telescope drivers have the option to use the Gamepad - might be wrong.

6. Depending on your make of Pad you will need to go into Indi Telescope settings Gamepad/Joystick tab and check what Gamepad buttons do what.

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2 weeks 3 days ago
astro_chris
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Eqmod keyboard or gamepad control using astroberry #49317
Thanks stash, the keyboard is wireless using a dongle and it works fine a a keyboard.

The issue is more the integration with eqmod. I can add a joystick as you described, but couldn't get it to recognize arrow keys.
One thing I haven't tried is just using my USB gamepad which may work fine with the joystick option, though I would prefer using the keyboard as it has more options.

Could EQMOD be modified to add a keyboard, similar to the joystick option? I am a software engineer, but haven't looked into that yet.

Failing all this, I could just buy a joystick

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2 weeks 3 days ago
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Eqmod keyboard or gamepad control using astroberry #49326
You can use any gamepad or joystick. You need to use indi_joystick driver in your profile and enable joystick on your mount or focuser options tab.

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2 weeks 3 days ago
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Eqmod keyboard or gamepad control using astroberry #49329
Got it working! :) Thanks guys

I had to add a joystick as an auxiliary device, and not just click enable joystick on eqmod but do both.

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