Great thanks, that sounds briliant.
My plan is to hook up a few sensors to an Arduino (or similar) grab some numbers, send a serial message to a 433MHz module. Then I will have multiple 433 receivers, one in bedroom or tent and one on my mount computer feeding into indi.
Your answer fill in the missing piece of the puzzle.
I am building a weather station and hoped to use indi_watcher_weather to read data passed over a radio link then into a text file then into indi/ekos.
The drivers weather watcher web page mentions a key word, clouds, but I can't find any way to add the clouds parameter in ekos.
Is this my misunderstanding or is it a mistake on the web page?
Is there a better way to achieve loading cloud status from a text file?
Or alternately could weather watcher support the clouds keyword.
Thanks for looking.
I can't answer your question directly but here is my experience.
I run indi on a PI 3B+
I run kodi (media player) on a Tinker board. It has run for months 24/7 with any issues, no reboots..
The Tinker Board is great.
However I use Raspbian on the PI and Tinker OS on the Tinker Board.
I have not yet tried indi on the Tinker but may do one day.
I guess you my need to go the source build route to get the latest versions of indi etc. Also true fro Raspbian on PI.
I am consitering upgrading my indi PI to a Gigabyte Brix so I can run the intel builds of indi etc.
It does use more power though.
If it fails to work, you can make a media player out of it.
I am going to try a quick mosaic arrount M87 to celerbrate the Black hole image. It's a bit low for me and patchy cloud so....
I am hoping the mosaic works smoothly now I have upgraded.
Thank you for your help and support but I am now working on 1.7.6
I captured the logs for 1.7.5.
Rebuilt and installed 1.7.6 libindi and 3rd party drivers.
And to my surprise it now works. I can see the scope moving in my garden.
Logs look OK.
So I have not raised a bug report.
I am wondering if I had a mismatch between 3rdParty and Libindi versions?
I suspect an intermittent fault in my brain to fingers interface. It is a shame I can't supply the log files for that.
Thanks yet again for the help on this forum.
I think I am sorted now.
I have downloaded and build indi 1.7.5 on the RPI and it looks like it is ready to go.
I can control the mount and cameras again.
So it looks like 1.7.6 won't run on the RPI at the moment.
Hi, I have been having great results with Kstars and Indi, but I am now in version number confusion.
I decided to upgrade and now have more problems than before.
I am using Kstars onUbuntu on a laptop and libindi1 on raspbian on Raspberry PI.
Apt-get update on Ubuntu pulls down libind1 1.7.6
The only instructions on this site that I have found suggest 1.7.4 on raspbian.
My current problem is various drivers crashing with an EOF error, just after reading an xml file. The files do exist in the correct place.
This was reported as fixed a long time ago.
I am happy to download or Git source and build but getting stuck on which versions to use.
Please can someone recomend good versions to have on Ubuntu and raspbian?
Well that was easy. The above link did work for building Indi 1.7.6.
I have just found some instructions
Giving them a try.
I am having great success with libindi on RPi
My current setup RPi3B+, Raspbian stretch, libindi 1.7.4, Laptop Ubunu kstarts 2.9.x libindi 1.7.6 (was 1.7.4), tp-link travel wifi router.
I do have a few quirks that I hope will be fixed by an upgrade to 1.7.6 (for example the auto exposure for flats that was fixed a while ago).
I can only find 1.7.4 on this site.
My google searches are turning up very old instructions.
Can anyone offer some pointers as to how to get 1.7.6 installed on Raspbian.