ASCOM Driver for EQ Focuser
Clone or download
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
Properties minor bug fixes Sep 16, 2017
Resources adding the ES127MM advanced NEMA17 bracket Oct 4, 2018
.gitattributes 🍭 Added .gitattributes Oct 3, 2016
.gitignore Update .gitignore Oct 10, 2016
.travis.yml configuration for travis Oct 29, 2016
ASCOM.ico Initial Commit Oct 3, 2016
ASCOM.png Initial Commit Oct 3, 2016
ASCOMDriverTemplate.snk Initial Commit Oct 3, 2016
ClassDiagram1.cd Updates Jan 15, 2018
Driver.cs Minor Updates Jan 15, 2018
EQFocuser-1.0.8-Setup.exe Minor Updates Jan 15, 2018
EQFocuser.csproj supporting the reverse direction Sep 11, 2017
EQFocuser2Stepper.ino fixing bugs for supporting 2 stepper motors Feb 22, 2017
EQFocuserStepper-EasyDriver-NEMA17-Geared.ino minor bug fixes Sep 16, 2017
EQFocuserStepper-MotorShield-NEMA17.ino adding sketch for using Adafruit MotorShield V2 for running NEMA17 st… Mar 2, 2017
EQFocuserStepper.ino adding support for backlash on stepper motor Jan 11, 2017
EQStepper-ULN2003 Create EQStepper-ULN2003 Aug 7, 2018
ExtensionMethods.cs a little bit of house keeping Oct 28, 2016
FocuserHumidityChangedEventArgs.cs supporting temperature and humidity [close #1] Oct 16, 2016
FocuserMotorChangedEventArgs.cs support for 2 motors, controlling 2 focusers Feb 19, 2017
FocuserStateChangedEventArgs.cs Adding an Event for Focuser State Changes like moving or ready Oct 11, 2016
FocuserTemperatureChangedEventArgs.cs supporting temperature and humidity [close #1] Oct 16, 2016
FocuserValueChangedEventArgs.cs Controller now working with basic functionality Oct 5, 2016
InnoSetup.txt Minor Updates Jan 15, 2018
MainWindow.Designer.cs minor bug fixes Sep 16, 2017
MainWindow.cs minor bug fixes Sep 16, 2017
MainWindow.resx supporting temperature and humidity [close #1] Oct 16, 2016
README.md updating readme Oct 31, 2017
ReadMe.htm Initial Commit Oct 3, 2016
SetupDialogForm.cs Minor fixes to make setup easy Jan 15, 2018
SetupDialogForm.designer.cs Minor fixes to make setup easy Jan 15, 2018
SetupDialogForm.resx Initial Commit Oct 3, 2016
app.config Initial Commit Oct 3, 2016
license.txt adding MIT license Oct 10, 2016

README.md

EQ Focuser

An Open Source Computer Controlled Telescope Focuser using Arduino.

Description

An Absolute ASCOM Driver for EQ Focuser. The Focuser can be controlled manually or by using ASCOM that Astronomoical Applications use for observation or taking astrophotography. The EQ Focuser features a very simple interface and manual controller. It doesn't need to be attached to a computer for manual operation. For ASCOM Driver operation, it needs to be connected to a USB port. Focuser in Action

Supported Stepper Motor Controller

Travis

https://travis-ci.org/EverettQuebral/EQFocuser Unfortunately, Travis can only test and build on a Mono in a Linux Environment, the test is failing as of this moment

Hardware Parts

Nema17 Motor
ST35 or 28BYJ-48
Diagrams
Diagram Using ULN2003 Motor Driver

Component Diagram Schematic Diagram Focuser 2 Motor

Diagram Using EasyDriver

Component Diagram Easy Driver

Easy Driver

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4LpXYvdvyA&t=5s

Screen Shot
Setup Dialog

Setup Dialog

Main Window controller

Main Window

Advanced Windows controller

Advanced Window Controller

Driver Download

You can download the latest Driver at the Release section https://github.com/EverettQuebral/EQFocuser/releases

3D Model Files

Available under the Resources folder

SCT Focuser Bracket