moderated sticky Firmware Release


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

SHC:
Some important fixes related to the New Catalog Structure
* Improve stability
* Object Type icons are back :)
* Improve speed during filtering
+ fix some crash during filtering

If you have installed the SHC 1.1.3 please update
Charles


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

SHC:
it fixes the issue that some user have with the button speed
Button and display settings are in the menu "Hand Controller" 

If you have installed the SHC 1.1.3 or SHC 1.1.4  or SHC 1.1.b please update
Charles


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

Now In the firmware uploader you can select a new Version: "beta"

Please notice that the new features are only available in the beta version:

Main Unit:
Support Alt Az mount!! Now TeenAstro supports both Alt Az and EQ Mount
improve performance of the TMC5160. (this must fix an issue described in that message)
SHC:
Support Alt Az mount
add SyncGOTO RADECJ2000
add SyncGOTO ALT AZ
Set Max rate to 4000X Sideral Speed
Add Error message for Azimuth limit for Alt AZ mount
Webserver:
Support AltAz
Focuser:
improve Performance of the TMC5160. (more details later)

I will be happy if some of you take time to test the Version and check that everything is ok. Then I will release the "beta".

Charles


Charles
 
Edited

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

Please notice that the new features are only available in the beta version:

Main Unit:
2 Stars Alignment (for both ALT-AZ and EQ)
3 Stars Alignment (for both ALT-AZ and EQ)
For Equatorial mount the latitude must be given precisely, if not the telescope will point at the wrong place
Refraction Correction is now considered
RA DEC interface to client (for example carte du ciel or an LX200 comamnd) is topocentrique
ALT AZ interface to client (for example an LX200 command) is apparent
Spiral search
No more PWM mode for the silent stepsticks and the TMC5160BOB, it is more important that the tracking is accurate than silent
SHC:
add Star Alignment
add Spiral search
in the speed Menu the displayed speed is the user defined speed (improvement)
Webserver:
no change
Focuser:
no change

I will be happy if some of you take time to test the Version and check that everything is ok, then I will release the "beta".

Charles


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

Please notice that the changes affect only the beta version:

Main Unit:
!!!!Bug Fix!!! The EEPROM storage for the alignment was overlapping with the Site Definition, and both get corrupt.
If you see 00:00:00 for RA and Dec after you turned the main unit on, please goto the Telescope action Menu (Shift+East) then "Align" then "Clear" then restart the main unit (power off). You will have to redefine all Sites (names, Lat, Lon etc...)
SHC:
no change
Webserver:
no change
Focuser:
no change


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

Please notice that the changes affect only the beta version:

Main Unit:
minor fix
SHC:
enable to start an Alignment with the E,N,W,E button
Webserver:
no change
Focuser:
no change


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

Please notice that the changes affect only the beta version:

Main Unit & SHC:
New Feature : save a user defined RA DEC Jnow position.
  • When your Telescop is synced and you want to save the current position press Shift+East then press "Save RADEC"
  • When you want to sync or goto to the Saved position press  Shift+East then Goto or Sync then "User Defined"
Webserver:
no change
Focuser:
no change


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released
The version 1.1.x will be no ore maintain !
That why you cannot select the version 1.1 in the UI.
before you upgrade the driver:
1 download your mount parameter with Jürgen tool
2. upload the new firmware for all units (SHC, FOCUSER, Mainunit)
3. perform a reset too factory
4. upload the mount parameter with Jürgen tool
5. update the ASCOM driver if you use  ASCOM, the current version is 1.2!!!

Please be patient and calm, and report bugs if you can reproduce issue.
For people that have the right to edit the wiki please update the documentation.

It is the best moment in the year to do the migration and to do some monkey testing during the day.
I will try to fix every reported bug in 48 Hour. I will appreciate any correct fix proposal on git ;)

If you can report the bug directly in git hub! and add a Star if you like it :)
https://github.com/charleslemaire0/TeenAstro

Charles


 

Hi Charles

Thank you, outstanding work! On my side I have updated the TAConfig.py utility (for Linux and Mac users), and finalized the test utility that compares pointing accuracy against Mel Bartel's ScopeToSky Javascript program. Here is a sample output. Both programs are documented on my web site and in my fork of github TeenAstro.
I have also updated the INDI driver, but I want to test it under clear skies before releasing it. (may take a while - bad weather in the coming week!)

François


 

On 15/06/2020 00:32 Charles <charles_lemaire@...> wrote:


A new Firmware uploader has been Released
The version 1.1.x will be no ore maintain !
That why you cannot select the version 1.1 in the UI.
before you upgrade the driver:
1 download your mount parameter with Jürgen tool
2. upload the new firmware for all units (SHC, FOCUSER, Mainunit)
3. perform a reset too factory
4. upload the mount parameter with Jürgen tool
5. update the ASCOM driver if you use  ASCOM, the current version is 1.2!!!

Please be patient and calm, and report bugs if you can reproduce issue.
For people that have the right to edit the wiki please update the documentation.

It is the best moment in the year to do the migration and to do some monkey testing during the day.
I will try to fix every reported bug in 48 Hour. I will appreciate any correct fix proposal on git ;)

If you can report the bug directly in git hub! and add a Star if you like it :)
https://github.com/charleslemaire0/TeenAstro

Charles


Eric Harant
 

Great !

Many thanks Charles.

ASCOM now connected and works (POTH + Carte du ciel)

 

I use TeenAstroConfig to copy config.

Now 2 Mini Main Units updated and one ready for the TeenSy 4.0. Final test this week. I’ll do the Teensy 4.0 adaptation on the last 1.2 branch. Only few files to modify.

 

Best regards

 

Eric



 

De : TeenAstro@groups.io [mailto:TeenAstro@groups.io] De la part de Charles
Envoyé : lundi 15 juin 2020 00:32
À : TeenAstro@gr
oups.io
Objet : Re: [TeenAstro] Firmware Release

 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released
The version 1.1.x will be no ore maintain !
That why you cannot select the version 1.1 in the UI.
before you upgrade the driver:
1 download your mount parameter with Jürgen tool
2. upload the new firmware for all units (SHC, FOCUSER, Mainunit)
3. perform a reset too factory
4. upload the mount parameter with Jürgen tool
5. update the ASCOM driver if you use  ASCOM, the current version is 1.2!!!

Please be patient and calm, and report bugs if you can reproduce issue.
For people that have the right to edit the wiki please update the documentation.

It is the best moment in the year to do the migration and to do some monkey testing during the day.
I will try to fix every reported bug in 48 Hour. I will appreciate any correct fix proposal on git ;)

If you can report the bug directly in git hub! and add a Star if you like it :)
https://github.com/charleslemaire0/TeenAstro

Charles


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Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released

this version fix the connection to the focuser!
thank you for testing!


Charles
 

A new Firmware uploader has been Released
* Main unit
- fix issue with Apparent pole
- fix issue with corrected tracking rate
* SHC
- user defined default rate
- Main unit version visible after boot
- check that Main unit and SHC are consistent
* Webserver
- better WIFI performance

If you have tried the 1.2.0 version you need to upgrade!

You need the latest ASCOM driver for that Version


hchhchde@...
 

Hi Charles,

it seems that the zip-archive is lacking the firmware files - it's just the executables. Is this intended?

Thanks for your tireless work!

Hans-Christian


Charles
 

Yes this is intended.
 
There is now a Download button. Press the button and then you get the .hex and .bin files
It is then easier for me to share new version, and easier for you to get the latest version.
a ReadeMe file is missing to have the list of changes.
 
Charles
 
 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 01. Juli 2020 um 09:49 Uhr
Von: hchhchde@...
An: TeenAstro@groups.io
Betreff: Re: [TeenAstro] Firmware Release
Hi Charles,

it seems that the zip-archive is lacking the firmware files - it's just the executables. Is this intended?

Thanks for your tireless work!

Hans-Christian


Charles
 

A new SHC 1.2.2. firmware has been release.

It fix an issue with the WLAN connection. To get the latest Firmware in the Uploader tool just press the button download.
If you do not see the button then you need the newest uploader it can be downloaded here

Charles


 

I just submitted to github the TeenAstro INDI driver for this firmware release. 
Let me know if you have questions.

François

On 30/06/2020 21:24 Charles <charles_lemaire@...> wrote:


A new Firmware uploader has been Released
* Main unit
- fix issue with Apparent pole
- fix issue with corrected tracking rate
* SHC
- user defined default rate
- Main unit version visible after boot
- check that Main unit and SHC are consistent
* Webserver
- better WIFI performance

If you have tried the 1.2.0 version you need to upgrade!

You need the latest ASCOM driver for that Version


Charles
 

A new Firmware for the SHC has been released.
The Version is 1.2.3:
It fixes issues communication problem between the SHC and the Focuser and between the Webserver and the Focuser.
A new Firmware for the Focuser has been released
The version 1.1.0:
It fixes issues communication problem between the SHC and the Focuser and between the Webserver and the Focuser.

Please press the download button in the firmware uploader to get the latest firmware.

Charles


Fred13115
 
Edited

Hello

Yesterday, I failed for the 1.2.3 SHC frimware but today, it works fine ...

Still a bug ? when changing the mount type trough the SHC, it reboots and then ask for the main unit version. Then occurs an error : "not connected".

Fortunately, changing the mount type through the webserver works well.

Fred


Charles
 

You have only issue with the German version but not with the English?

Envoyé à partir d’un Smarpthone Android avec GMX Mail.
Le 29/07/2020, 12:48 "Andreas Exeler via groups.io" <andreas-exeler@...> a écrit:

Hello @ all,
I have two Teenastro, one 2.4.1 Mini-Main and a 2.4.1 Main-Unit (at time w/o Focuser-Teensy) and two SHC with 2.4 OLED.
The Mini-Main and the SHC with 1.2.3 works in German.
But the Main-Unit and the SHC with 1.2.3 is faulty in German. The SHC reboots every 30 sec or hang (Display freeze).
Is it a Bug? Or because the Focuser-Teensy is not install on the Main-Unit yet?

Greets
Andreas


Charles
 

It could be that it doesn't work when the Firmware update the ESP version too. I am prrety sure that I have update the ESP lib to a higher version!
 
 
 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 25. August 2020 um 14:23 Uhr
Von: "Stephan" <S.linhart@...>
An: TeenAstro@groups.io
Betreff: Re: [TeenAstro] Firmware Release
Hi Fred,

I experience a similar problem. I could not update the SHC from 1.1.5 to 1.2.3 via Wireless connection. Just reboots without updating. It worked via direct USB connection though.
I used English firmware.

Best regards

Stephan