hi rmor51, i used to have the same issue with tinker board. It was power supply. I installed a powered usb hub and i no longer have this issue.
And here is the completed build, nice and neat. And it works
Hi all, just thought I’d share my latest creation to further simplify the number of components in my setup.
So, my current rig requires 3 devices for my imaging session.
1. A computer to run kstars/ekos (I currently use the Asus tinker board)
2. A powered USB hub (because my USB3 cameras suck too much power and the Tinker box would not run them without additional power)
3. Astroberry focuser (running in server mode with a Raspberry Pi 0W) which connects to Asus tinker board via indiserver) to focus.
My mount connects to the Asus Tinker Board via Wifi. Eventhing is controller by remote desk topping.
My latest creation is the "ultimate" single box device which uses the current Raspberry Pi 4 (4G version) computer. It eliminates the Astroberry focuser running in server mode and the powered USB hub. Everything is inside a HighPi Rapsberry Pi 4 enclosure (see raspberry.piaustralia.com.au/products/hi...ry-pi-4-model-b-case ).
I also installed a cooling fan and heat sinks to keep everything cool. Under full load I'm only seeing temperature of 59 degree C with ambient temp of about 26 degree C.
I have all the wiring for the Astroberry focuser which runs a DRV8825 motor controller connected to the Rpi4 GPIO. I also fitted a 12VDC to 5VDC 5Amp buck converter inside, which powers both the Rpi4 (i soldered the power supply directly to the RPi4 board, do this at your own risk!! see picture) and the Astroberry focuser.
I connect my Astroberry focuser to the motor using RJ12 plug.
And that's it. Everything runs beautifully and I reckon this is the ultimate mobile rig.
On another note I could not wait for the A9488 stepper motor driver to arrive so I installed a drv8825 driver board I had lying around instead. I can confirm that along with the recommended A9488 and drv8834, the drv8825 also works perfectly.
Hi all I'm having an issue trying to automatically connect to my Astroberry Focuser that is running on remotely.
My setup is as follows:
I built an Astroberry Focuser using a Raspberry Pi0W (Raspbian Buster and Astroberry DIY as per github.com/rkaczorek/astroberry-diy). I set the Rpi0W up with a static IP and it always connects to my Asus Tinker board (which runs in hot spot mode and I remote desktop to it). I modified the rc.local file on the RPi0W so that indi_rpifocus starts on boot up.
I have Kstars/ekos running locally on an Asus Tinker board under ubuntu 18.04. To this device I have my imaging camera, guider and mount connected. I have added the remote computers alias (I called it focuser) to the tinker board “sudo echo "10.42.0.193 focuser" >> /etc/hosts”.
On pinging the remote computer, the local computer (Tinker board) can see the remote client is connected and the driver is running.
In the Profile Editor, I enter the remote computers credentials ("indi_rpifocus"@10.42.0.XXX), but the astroberry focuser does not start in ekos.
But if I create a client in the Device Manager and connect to it first, the astroberry focuser connect and works.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong? I just want to eliminate that extra step of going through the Device manager to connect to the remote client.
Hi all , just to reignite this post, my board has arrived, i have flashed the firmware in stationmode and it is working. If i can get access to the indi code to test that would be great.
Hi all, just to clarify, the Canon RP connection via gphoto is fine; can control, focus, capture, images download, etc......... but the issue is libraw still does not support RAW (CR3) format. The FIT image is being converted from the jpg, not the RAW (CR3). When capturing in the Native option, a jpg is downloaded, not a RAW (CR3).
So it looks like there is still some waiting to do.
Only wish i could code to help out
Hi Vince, so im running an asus tinker board with Ubuntu 18.04LTS using kstars 3.3.8 (i did an updated last Sunday 8/12/2019).
Connected my RP and captured a photo in FIT format. Image came across ok. Then i switched to RAW in the Ekos menu and it captured as well?? I did not see any error.
Hi all, i have started this tread as a follow on to the last few threads on the serial version of the my Focuser Pro 2 DIY project (see
). My understanding is that the serial version now works and a full Wifi version is close but needs some testing.
I am building the Wifi version based on the WEMOS ESP32 board (still waiting for parts to arrive). I have the Arduino code compiling. So hopefully ill have a working focuser soon ready.
If testing is required let me know.