SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

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SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

Post by Matteoconti » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:20 am

Hi to everyone,
I have a Supatrack Mount and i was really exited when i found the DIY PC interface in Sharpcap site but i can't read the specific of the project because the imagine is in low resolution.

Anybody knows where i can find an High resolution imagine of the project?!
Anybody knows if it's possible to create an interface with USB cable?!

Thanks :D
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Re: SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

Post by admin » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:51 pm

Wow, it's a long time since I've thought about that project!

Fortunately I still have a backup of the original images.

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Re: SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

Post by Matteoconti » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm

Thaaannnnnkkkssss :D :D :D

You know if is possible to create an USB connector in stead of the RS232 ??????

Or, if I have a PC with just the USB port, which cable is recommended???

Thanks a lot
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Re: SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

Post by admin » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:47 pm

Hi,

personally, I'd make the serial port version and then connect it to a USB to serial adapter. The most reliable ones have an FTDI chipset, but there are lots of different types available.

Cheers, Robin

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Re: SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

Post by Matteoconti » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:37 pm

Thanks so much 😊
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Re: SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

Post by Matteoconti » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:52 pm

Hi,
everyone knows if it's possible to use a ASCOM Driver (like the supatrak driver) on Mac?!
There's a wy to control the mount by a software like Skychart directly on Mac?!
Thanks :D
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Re: SUPATRACK DIY PC INTERFACE QUESTIONS

Post by admin » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:24 pm

Hi,

no way that I know of unless you run Windows on your Mac :-)

Cheers, Robin

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