OK, problem confirmed, I could reproduce it. Let's see, I have to learn how to debug INDI on a Mac...
In the meantime: do you have a Raspberry Pi at hand or - maybe even simpler - do you have Parallels on your Mac? If you have your INDI driver running on Linux instead on your Mac, it will work.
Nevertheless, I'll try to solve the problem on the Mac, but it may take some time...
where did you get KStars 3.5.9 from for the Mac? I'm one of the developers of the Avalon driver, but I run it on Linux and there it works fine.
I could test it in my environment, I have a Macbook, but I need to know which KStars version you are using.
it would be great if you could post your logs. I'm not so sure, but it might simply be that the limits are causing your trouble due to a bug. To be honest, since I had problems with these limits a while ago I do not use them any more. No idea whether it has been fixed since.
Plate solving does not depend on the mount type, I would expect that it works. In a nutshell, you need the following:
- download the astrometry files (in the configuration of the Align module)
- configure your focal length (in your profile)
- select the appropriate camera in the align dialog
- set the search radius in "Scale and Position" of the align configuration. If you set it to zero, blind plate solving is executed.
I've created a solution for an Arduino based DIY power box that can control 2 PWM ports (for flat panels or dew heaters) and 2 power ports. Building such a power box should be possible with basic soldering skills, the components cost round about 25€ in total. My own box looks like this:
crazy Do you have pictures of your DYI project?
do you really need to control the ST4 manually? Don't you have an ST4 interface on your guiding camera?
If you want to implement it, take a look at the TeenAstro project (github.com/charleslemaire0/TeenAstro). They implement the ST4 interface on an Arduino basis.
Welcome to the INDI world. Yes, that's right, INDI is open source, so everybody can read the code. There is a dedicated repository for 3rd party drivers (github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty), so maybe it's a better idea if you add your driver there.
With the latest versions guiding will only be suspended for OAG guiding, i.e. if the main scope is also used as guiding scope.
Please be so kind and place the log in some cloud drive and share the link.