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by dpanderson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB and Nikon D90 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Re: DSUSB and Nikon D90 problem

This is very strange, and something I have not heard of before. The only thing I can think of is that there is either a ground loop or possibly an electrostatic discharge (ESD) event. If your camera and the DSUSB are plugged into the same laptop, or into the same USB hub, then a ground loop seems un...
by dpanderson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB availability in Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: DSUSB availability in Europe

You can order directly from us at our website. Postage to Spain will be added automatically when you place your order.
by dpanderson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: PC <> Mount Comms Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: PC <> Mount Comms Issue

Please email your shipping address to doug@shoestringastronomy.com and I will ship another USB2EQ5 for you to try.
by dpanderson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Vixen DMD-3 controller with GPUSB questions
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Vixen DMD-3 controller with GPUSB questions

Very nice discovery! That looks exactly like what I was thinking. Since you have a GPUSB-AH, the only difference would be reversing the (+) and (-) connections shown in Figure 6.
by dpanderson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Vixen DMD-3 controller with GPUSB questions
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Vixen DMD-3 controller with GPUSB questions

David, This doesn't look like it will be as simple as the EQ handcontroller modification. It is probably more like the GP1 or GP2 circuits shown in: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/downloads/HCModGuidance.pdf Since you have purchased the GPUSB-AH, you can use the referenced above, but you would...
by dpanderson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: BT2EQ6 Transmit Current
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: BT2EQ6 Transmit Current

I don't have an exact number for that, but it can't be very much. With a zero ohm resistor, there is almost no power dissipation, so a 1/4 Watt resistor should not be a problem.
by dpanderson
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: BT2EQ6 Hardware issue
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: BT2EQ6 Hardware issue

Without a handcontroller, this would be difficult. If you have a 12VDC power supply and a bare DB9 connector that would mate to the BT2EQ6, you could power it up to see if the LED blinks, which would be decent indicator of proper operation. If this is an option for you, let me know and I will provid...
by dpanderson
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB cable with Nikon D7000
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: DSUSB cable with Nikon D7000

I don't have a Nikon D7000 myself, so I can't help you with issues specific to that camera, but I am glad to hear that you received the DSUSB and it is working. Hopefully another D7000 owner here will be able to help. You might also try contacting Backyard Nikon tech support.
by dpanderson
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: Shorter, Coiled USB2EQ5 Cable
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Shorter, Coiled USB2EQ5 Cable

I can look for some ways to do this, but unfortunately the stock FTDI cables only come in one style. Thank you for the suggestion.
by dpanderson
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

Yes, I believe it is the GPS port. I don't have access to one of these cameras myself, so going off of what I can find on the internet. In addition to bulb mode, you might need to be in full manual mode and autofocus turned off. Just guessing here... With DSUSBCheck, you may need to try various comb...
by dpanderson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

I have not used BackYardNikon myself, but I'll make a few guesses.

Do you have both the DSUSB and the camera's USB cable running to your PC?

Have you tried DSUSBCheck to see if basic operation of the DSUSB is working?

If it looks like a BackYardNikon issue, have you tried their tech support?
by dpanderson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Combined driver
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Combined driver

The combined driver is still linked on our Downloads page: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/downloads.htm Specifically: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/downloads/Shoestring_FCUSB_Combined_Setup.exe About every 5 years, I do get asked for an FCUSB3. The amount of extra work it would take to ...
by dpanderson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Problem with TeleVue Focus Master
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Problem with TeleVue Focus Master

Let's cover the deep software aspects via email at doug@shoestringastronomy.com As for the USB connection, a powered hub is usually best since these focus motor controllers can take the entire 100mA allowed out of the port during motor start. If your hub is powered and that doesn't help, then it sou...
by dpanderson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Can 2 BT2EQ6 users run next to each other?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Can 2 BT2EQ6 users run next to each other?

Thank you Paul for posting a follow-up. This will be quite useful information to others.