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Astrohat - An open hardware RPi Hat for astronomy equipment

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No need for such complexity! AstroHAT directly powers the RPi4 appropriately and with the right protections in place.
2 years 1 month ago #57489

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Of course, but I'd first have to build one and I am not the biggest fan of SMD soldering. ;)

Also, I need the addtional USB ports anyway...
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Guys, is there any new update on the Astrohat?

thanks,

V
1 year 8 months ago #66081

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Hey there,

Due to COVID and work I've not been able to move as fast as I want on this. The gist is this:
- Hardware is done imho
- Firmware needs some love (especially on monitoring and limits for the DC power switches
- I could use some help on the later

You can use this link to order the board and the components and assemble the astrohat yourself
kitspace.org/boards/gitlab.com/pierros/astrohat/

Let me know if there are others that would like to work on this with me at this stage. (I know that a few of you want assembled boards when they are ready, I will contact you when I feel OK on the firmware side)
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Pierros,

thank you so so much for your so nice RPi hat. I have received the board (v1.2) I manufactured and I am going to start getting all components. However, I would like to know if there is some advance in indi driver or it is not in development anymore. I am trying to get back to astrophotography I left apart more than ten years ago due to family commitments. Things has changed and nowadays this hobby is affordable yet expensive depending on your target.

E.
 
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Hi! Were can i Buy a finished astrohat shield? I don't have time and skills to solder all components :c
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I suppose this project is in a standby period. I don't have any complete board yet as I was thinking in personal use and only if the driver is evolving.
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A very interesting project, looks like it can replace the Pegasus UPB V2 I have.
Is there a focus controller ?
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Hey all, Pierros here (the dev that started astrohat). Here is a bit of an update so far:

The version 1.2 that is released has been working quite well so far except the following:
- The adjustable voltage channel is not operational
- The sensing of the dew heaters channel is not working

Apart from those two issues that are now identified and will be fixed in 1.3 everything else seems to be working as it should. As a matter of fact astrohat has now been tested for over two months of total night sessions.
I am also happy to report that there are more than 10 astrohats now in the wild ;)
I am working with contributors to release the indi driver and you can follow our progress and general development here:
app.element.io/?#/room/#astrohat:matrix.org

To answer some questions:
1. We don't have any plans for a focus controller embedded on astrohat yet.
2. When 1.3 is released we will be providing ready made assembled boards for people interested.
 
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1 year 2 months ago #73818

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Nice to hear this project is still alive.
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Yesss!! Please, sell me one!

Enviado desde mi ONEPLUS A5010 mediante Tapatalk
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Fantastic!!!
Please let us know when the assembled board are ready and put me down for one ☺️
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