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by dpanderson
Mon Jun 03, 2024 6:21 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: For Canon R6?
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: For Canon R6?

You would just need to add the DSCBL-01 adapter cable since you already have the DSUSB shutter controller.
by dpanderson
Fri Apr 26, 2024 5:58 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Do new mirrorless cameras still need Shoestring cables?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Do new mirrorless cameras still need Shoestring cables?

Per this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/accessories/Shutter-Releases-for-the-Nikon-Z6-II-Kit/1599732-REG-48203 the Nikon Z6 has the DC-2 connector on it, so the DSUSB with DSCBL-15 adapter cable should work. Per this: https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART182501 the Canon R7 has...
by dpanderson
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB With Nikon D5000
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: DSUSB With Nikon D5000

The pinout for the 3.5mm connector in the DSUSB is shown on page 5 of this document: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/ShutterRemoteMod.pdf Various cameras require different sequencing of the Wakeup/Focus and Shutter signals. It sounds like your camera requires both to be asserted in order to fir...
by dpanderson
Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:16 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Garmin GPS18X not connecting
Replies: 1
Views: 2184

Re: Garmin GPS18X not connecting

I've never used EO so I can't help you out. Please try EO tech support.
by dpanderson
Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:43 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Problem getting my Nikon D7500 recognized
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Problem getting my Nikon D7500 recognized

DSUSBCheck provides very low level control of the DSUSB, i.e. it allows you to control the LED color and the two electrical signals all separately. For many cameras, both the "Assert" and the "Open" signals must be used to get the shutter to open. Some cameras only take one or the other signal to ge...
by dpanderson
Mon Jan 01, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: Third-Party Hardware and Software
Topic: Canon EOS D5 Mark III
Replies: 1
Views: 2702

Re: Canon EOS D5 Mark III

Steps 5 and 6 from this article say to use the "supplied USB cable"
https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index? ... =ART133796
by dpanderson
Mon Jan 01, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Use with a Canon D5 Mark III
Replies: 1
Views: 3472

Re: Use with a Canon D5 Mark III

Steps 5 and 6 from this article say to use the "supplied USB cable"
https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index? ... =ART133796
by dpanderson
Mon Aug 28, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Can I swap GPUSB for EQDIR?
Replies: 2
Views: 4535

Re: Can I swap GPUSB for EQDIR?

GPUSB only takes care of the autoguiding functions. I believe that autoguide packages that support ASCOM should be able to send autoguide commands through the EQDIR. I have not tried this myself, but since you already have EQMOD you could give it a try to see if that works.
by dpanderson
Mon Aug 14, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Is the GPUSB SDK still available?
Replies: 1
Views: 2669

Re: Is the GPUSB SDK still available?

Yes, contact me at doug@shoestringastronomy.com and I will send you a link.
by dpanderson
Fri May 19, 2023 5:38 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DUSB with Eclipse Orchestrator and Nikon D7500
Replies: 2
Views: 6170

Re: DUSB with Eclipse Orchestrator and Nikon D7500

Unfortunately I don't use EO myself. I would give EO tech support or any online forums that deal with EO a try.
by dpanderson
Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Possible Issues with USB2EQ6 Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 6813

Re: Possible Issues with USB2EQ6 Cable

How long are the other cables that go from hub to devices (camera, focuser, etc.)? Do these cables all run together in the same bundle? If so, you might try separating them as much as possible temporarily to see if that helps. You might also try temporarily removing the focuser and polemaster cables...
by dpanderson
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Possible Issues with USB2EQ6 Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 6813

Re: Possible Issues with USB2EQ6 Cable

This is an issue I haven't seen before. The only thing I can think of is that the new setup has a ground loop issue. Are you using any USB cable length extensions or is it just the USB2EQ6 between PC and mount? Are you using any USB hubs between PC and mount? Have you tried different USB ports? Have...