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DIY ASCOM FOCUS DRIVER

July 21, 2020

Next job is get a decent schematic. I wired one arm of the stepper across the M3 motor port and the other arm across the M4 motor port. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. I haven’t tried building it with any of the free ‘express’ versions of VS. Posted June 17, I wanted to turn it into an Ascom-driven device so I can use it remotely from my PC.

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DIY ASCOM focuser – IceInSpace

Ok so far so good – next I tried driving the focuser when attached to a SW ST80 using a direct shaft coupler – knock me down with a feather it works. Arduino-based Motor Focuser Controller. Edited June 16, by tekkydave. With the mk1 device I was simply putting the belt over the focus knob and relying on friction to stop it slipping which wasn’t always reliable. I’ll tocus adding documentation to the wiki over the next few weeks including parts list, schematic plus anything else I think is relevant.

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I need to try it when I am imaging planets or the Moon as that is focux I thought manual control would be most beneficial.

Or sign in with one of these services. Hence the cork block solution. I ran the four wires from these two motor ports to the pins of a female DB9 connector.

Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Facebook. I have been using a Robofocus focus controller for many years now to control a Robofocus geared stepper motor on my various imaging riy. Sign in Already have an account? Yes but I need to decide the best way. Totally worth having a go, for my C9. Already have an account?

That would be great. Something like this hardware wise http: There are no easy mounting points on the and I don’t fancy drilling holes.

Looks good Are you planning to release the source code?

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Posted June 17, Here is a list of the hardware I used: Wscom can adjust your cookie settingsotherwise we’ll assume you’re okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. I needed two with the dovetail shape cut out and two with just the profile of the ota.

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If you dont want to solder directly to the nano pins you may need some 0. I am very interested in this as it’s something I want to do in time.

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It also needed a better way of attaching to the scope tube as I was using an old belt to keep it in place which wasn’t always reliable. Nearly straight but will need some minor shimming to make it perfect. Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Facebook. Sign in with Twitter.

There’s an SGL Focusers group on yahoo nothing to do with this forum that have the details on how to do this along with the ascom drivers and some software to control the motor. I haven’t tried building it with any of the free ‘express’ versions of VS. Posted June 15, Arduino and ascom sounds a great combination for xscom.