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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (Yesterday)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI

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Quite a few options out there I see... Thanks for all the links. Decisions, decisions....
RPI 3 B+ with Stellarmate OS.
SW200P on HEQ5Pro, Canon 550D, ZWO ASI2120MC
3 years 6 months ago #36443
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Hi,
I am currently using a MyFocuserPro with KStars. My set up is an all in one box (DIY) comprising an Odroid XU4 (super RPi), the MyFocuserPro, MyDewController, powered USB3 hub, the box has 4 X 12v dc outlets and sits at the scope. Camera (ASI 294MCpro and ASI120SS (guider). My NEQ6pro connects to the hub through serial to USB. I use a 2 TB external drive connected to the odoid that has all the astrometry files loaded and is an optional fits download site. I connect the odroid to a wifi extender at the scope with ethernet and I connect initially with a laptop through wifi while setting up through Team Viewer to get the Odroid up and running headless using Ubuntu Mate. I start up Kstars and EKOS/indi and then close the laptop go inside and do everything on my desktop. i.e startup KStars for Windows /EKOS/INdi and connect remotely through the home network (using Odroid IP address) and wifi extender. Astrometry is done remotely by the odroid at the scope and takes 20-30 secs initially but more rapidly as the mount model improves.
I can run a nights AP using scheduler or do each module individually. Either way it all works well. The MyFocuserPro (I use the stripboard nano version) with Moonlight driver has never missed a beat and probably is the most reliable part of my setup. I highly recommend it. The latest KStars 3.1.1 and latest INDI drivers appear pretty stable currently in my setup. Shame the same cannot be said about the weather!
Cheers
Mike
iOptron CEM40G, SharpStar CF90IIApo with Moonlight focuser, ASI294MCpro, ASI120MM-S, DIY MyFocuserPro2, RPi4 8Gb 480SSD running KStars/Ekos/Indi under Ubuntu Mate 22.04, DIY flat box
Skywatcher Flextube 12" Dob, Meade LX75 8SCT, Skywatcher NEQ6Pro

3 years 6 months ago #36445
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Odriod - had to google that - looks like a better solution than a RPi and still not that expensive...
All in one box (including battery) is where I want to end up too, eventually.

Some pictures would be appreciated...
RPI 3 B+ with Stellarmate OS.
SW200P on HEQ5Pro, Canon 550D, ZWO ASI2120MC
3 years 6 months ago #36447
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There are some pictures and an explanation on IceInSpace. Here is the link
www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=173159
I run it off a 10amp 12 volt power supply but have used a 100AH battery too. I am always a bit cautious pulling everything off 1 battery supply although no real reason why it would not take it.
By way of explanation the large square thing on the box is a cooling fan as the odroid can get a bit warm and so can the dew controller. This is thermostatically controlled from the dew controller pcb temp so keeps it all nice and cool in our summer heat in Queensland.
The Odroid is significantly more powerful than the RPi and uses USB3. The downside is the heat.
Cheers
Mike
iOptron CEM40G, SharpStar CF90IIApo with Moonlight focuser, ASI294MCpro, ASI120MM-S, DIY MyFocuserPro2, RPi4 8Gb 480SSD running KStars/Ekos/Indi under Ubuntu Mate 22.04, DIY flat box
Skywatcher Flextube 12" Dob, Meade LX75 8SCT, Skywatcher NEQ6Pro

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3 years 6 months ago #36507
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Hi Paul
Robert here. Am willing to help or further develop the INDI driver you started. Am author of myFocuserPro and Pro2. If you still have the sources/time would like to progress this.

Regards
Robert
3 years 6 months ago #37079
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Hi Robert,

that is great. Only one problem... I am in hospital at the moment and don't have access to my main computer and sources. Might take a while before they release me here, I will contact you via PM on this forum when I am back in business. (Would like to discuss a few things with you anyway).

Kind regards,

Paul
3 years 5 months ago #37162
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Get well soon, Paul. I hope it’s nothing serious.


Wouter
Wouter van Reeven

ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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No problem, get well and rest
regards
Robert
3 years 5 months ago #37197
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Hi Paul
If you are up to it, I would like to see what can be done to progress the INDI driver for myFocuserPro2.

I can be contacted on Yahoo e-mail at brown_rb
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Regards
Robert
3 years 3 months ago #40635
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Hi guys, I was following this thread with interest, but decided to have a go myself. The hardest part so far was getting a development environment working, which I eventually achieved!

Since then I have created a MyFocuserPro2 driver that is based on the moonlite and currently implements the following
Move functions (In, Out, Target, Sync, Current Position, Max position)
Step mode (full - 1/32),
Coil Power (On Off)
Motor speed (1,2,3)
Display (On Off)

I will try and implement "Reverse Direction" tomorrow time permitting.

I have not done anything regarding temperature, as I have not got this option enabled on my focuser, and so cannot test it.

The biggest issue I will have is actually getting this code into the project, and any help with would be greatly received, but not quite there yet.

What would people suggest are the 2nd layer functions that perhaps I should try to implement, if any, that MyFocuserPro2 supports?
3 years 3 weeks ago #42822
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Hi Alan,

Thanks a lot for your work, it's greatly appreciated! Can you tell us why setting the development environment was difficult? If it is difficult, we need to improve documentation and HOWTOs to make it easier.
Jasem Mutlaq
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3 years 3 weeks ago #42912
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I have just spent 5 minutes writing a response, including some of the install issues and an update to progress, to only loose the reply when submitting!!!!!

I clicked "I'm not a robot", then "Submit". Next a Captcha popped up, which I clicked. The captcha disappeared, and so did my post, and I was presented with an infuriating message to complete "Captcha" before posting!!!
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