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by dpanderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5?
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: USB2EQ5?

Hi Ryan, You will need an FTDI Virtual COM Port driver installed: https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm Let me know if that gets you going. Also, I can do my best to troubleshoot hardware issues with you, but the best source for information and support for EQMOD in general is the EQMOD group foun...
by dpanderson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: RJ-12 to USB 2.0
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: RJ-12 to USB 2.0

We have the USB2RJ12 adapter cable. It is intended for EQMOD direct control for Skywatcher AZ-GTi mounts. Is that what you are looking for?
by dpanderson
Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Meade Micro Focuser
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Meade Micro Focuser

From what I read, SGPro supports ASCOM, our FCUSB focus motor interface supports the Meade Micro Focuser, and our FCUSB ASCOM driver is available. So, in theory, they should all play together.
by dpanderson
Tue May 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5 random disconnects
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: USB2EQ5 random disconnects

Ground loops can be difficult to diagnose. It could be the mount supply, the laptop supply, the wiring in your house, a plug strip if you are using one. The only think I can suggest is trying to replace what you are able to until it goes away. You can try a plug checker to make sure the wiring in yo...
by dpanderson
Tue May 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5 random disconnects
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: USB2EQ5 random disconnects

I've not heard of any issues like this until now. The USB2EQ5 does not provide any power to the mount. Given that the mount power supply is 12.5V but the mount is reporting 11.8V at rest, then dropping down to 10.5V during a slew where more current is drawn, I'd suspect something that is creating ex...
by dpanderson
Mon May 04, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5?
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: USB2EQ5?

Since this mount uses the Synscan handcontroller, it should be compatible with EQMOD. Our USB2EQ5 adapter cable is the only hardware you will need. For software, you will need to install the ASCOM platform, the EQMOD ASCOM driver, and application software (such as PHD Guiding) that supports ASCOM. S...
by dpanderson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB2 - Not Recognized
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: DSUSB2 - Not Recognized

Glad to hear that you have found the root cause. Thank you for posting the update.
by dpanderson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB2 - Not Recognized
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: DSUSB2 - Not Recognized

Hmm... Seems strange that APT sees that it is plugged in but none of the software can link up to it. Give regular DSUSBCheck a try, just in case I built and labelled it inconsistently. If that doesn't work, let me know and I'll get another one shipped to you to try.
by dpanderson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Third-Party Hardware and Software
Topic: Televue Focusmaster not responding to left movement command
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Televue Focusmaster not responding to left movement command

This sounds like one of the transistors in the motor drive circuit has failed. This should be repairable. Please open the case and take pictures of the top and bottom of the printed circuit board, then send those by email to doug@shoestringastronomy.com

Thank you.
by dpanderson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB2 not connecting Nikon camera
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: DSUSB2 not connecting Nikon camera

You are correct, the FTDI driver is not related to DSUSB/DSUSB2. As you have noted, your DSUSB2 must be OK since it works on the Win10 machine. One thing you might try is DSLR Shutter from www.stark-labs.com. It has built-in support for the DSUSB/DSUSB2, not a separate driver. If that works, then it...
by dpanderson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB does not work on Fuji
Replies: 3
Views: 5158

Re: DSUSB does not work on Fuji

For the cables, I don't have any other suggestions, especially since they work on one camera and you have tried two different cables.

For the Mac issue, I'm not sure what the problem would be. I don't have access to a Mac, so won't be able to try and duplicate the problem here.
by dpanderson
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB does not work on Fuji
Replies: 3
Views: 5158

Re: DSUSB does not work on Fuji

Hmm, this seems odd. I've not worked with anyone using a Fuji camera that I know of, but according to this webpage I would think it would be compatible: https://www.doc-diy.net/photo/remote_pinout/ The only thing I can suggest is to make sure the cable is completely seated coming out of the DSUSB. T...
by dpanderson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: SDK/API documentation for DSUSB
Replies: 4
Views: 7287

Re: SDK/API documentation for DSUSB

Will send a link via email.
by dpanderson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: EQMOD SHOESTRING
Replies: 1
Views: 3442

Re: EQMOD SHOESTRING

You can bypass the handcontroller completely and run directly to the handcontroller port on your mount using either the USB2EQ5 or USB2EQ6 (depends on the type of connector on your mount). I believe the software you have listed is compatible with the ASCOM standard, so you will also need the ASCOM p...
by dpanderson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: FCUSB and SGP
Replies: 24
Views: 21623

Re: FCUSB and SGP

To make sure this isn't an issue with the FCUSB, have you tried FocusPal that can be downloaded from the Shoestring Astronomy website?