Quote:I started researching this same thing once upon a time. Check out the command set for the LX200 serial commands. I totally think it's possible.http://www.meade.com/support/LX200CommandSet.pdfMight want to try stellarium with a laptop first though.
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Quote:So, after moving around over the past 5 years and having my scope in storage at random locations, I managed to lose all the wires and keypad for the scope. While I do enjoy the challenge of finding stuff on my own(was never a big fan of the GoTo function),I do miss the motors keeping stuff in the eyepiece once I found it. I have a decent amount of experience with programming, motor control, and microprocessors/controllers so I'm thinking about getting started on a little project to rebuild my lost parts. I have 2 Arduino Unos already at my disposal that I'd like to use for the foundation of the control, if they have enough memory to hold all required programming. Like I said earlier, all I really want to get done is having it track the sky. No GoTo functions needed at this point.Has anyone on here done something like this before? Specifically with the Arduino platform. Would love any advice or warnings as I get started.Thanks!
Quote:Well I decided to scrap that project after doing quite a bit of research. Seems like a bit more work than I have the time and possibly ability to put in. Going to work on finding that darned keypad, it's got to be at my parents house somewhere.As for the Arduino, I've been reading up on some dew controllers made with them and that definitely seems much more on my level. Plus, it's a badly needed accessory for me, this South Carolina humidity is killing my sessions...have to bring out the hairdrier every 10 minutes.