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by MikeDunn
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

bprats99 wrote:there are longer ribbon cables available for the PiCam
Rather than risk damaging a long ribbon cable, I'm using an HDMI cable with adapters at either end ... seems safer to me.

Mike
by MikeDunn
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Gordon,

Physical pin numbers for the 5 in my scope; gotcha :D

As I'm not triggering a DSLR, I don't need the other options on my board.

Mike
by MikeDunn
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

John,

Check eBay or Amazon for the connector I was on about above ... they're about £4; any more 7 you're being ripped off ;) The webcam adapter screws into that.

Mike
by MikeDunn
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Hi, I'm in the (slow !) process of setting up; you can get a suitable ILQ74 from Maplins (I know ... but RS are expensive for these for some daft reason :roll: ) - Gordon quoted the Maplins code some pages back (unless you get the component expert of the shop, don't ask for an ILQ74 - you'll only co...
by MikeDunn
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Hmmm, no - works fine ...

Strange ... :?:
by MikeDunn
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

I didn't get anything ! Just a big black box instead of the interface ...

Hence I had a look at this config & changed that parameter - and bingo :D
by MikeDunn
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Gordon, Do you have 2 settings conflicting here ? # if using the RPi camera set use_Pi_Cam = 1 , if set to 0 the program will use a USB camera. use_Pi_Cam = 1 # if using the RPi.GPIO on the Pi set use_RPiGPIO = 1, not required if only using the DSLR GPIO O/P (photoon = 1). use_RPiGPIO = 1 # to enabl...
by MikeDunn
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Various things ... the long-hold-down on the touchscreen for the right-click no longer works; VNC won't start automatically (although I fixed an error box on a manual start - they've gone & changed the descriptor text :roll: ); various other bits & pieces that I use & require; seems I have intermitt...
by MikeDunn
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Been checking out Jessie; was hoping to deploy the new version on there, but am not quite happy yet. Add on having to head away for a few days, and I won't get around to re-testing until the week-end ...

Mike
by MikeDunn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Raspbian Jessie?
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Re: Raspbian Jessie?

Yes, it works on a clean load; agreed it's a pain that we still have to put in the rotate fix, but ...

Mike
by MikeDunn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: [how to] enable long touch as right click
Replies: 57
Views: 52932

Re: [how to] enable long touch as right click

Hmmm - just added this to Jessie, but it seems not to work ?

Anyone got a working right-click on the touchscreen with Jessie ?

Mike
by MikeDunn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 190643

Re: Jessie Q&A

Just upgraded (new install on new SD card), and installed TightVNC, following AdaFruit's Lesson 7. However - despite putting an autostart script in for VNC, I find it (mostly) won't ? Occasionally, it does start (once every 5-6 restarts ? but no more), meaning I almost always need to SSH & start it ...
by MikeDunn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Classic camera or NoIR ?
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Classic camera or NoIR ?

Hi, I'm putting together an astronomy-based Pi system, and am just about at the point of wanting the camera. So my question is : what is the recommendation for use attached to a 'scope ? Initial use will be as a collimation aid (so will be on the main scope to help on that front), but longer term wi...
by MikeDunn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

@Dougie, Yes I know; it's on my list of things to get / fix. As it doesn't actually hurt anything (at least, I've not seen anything posted here to the contrary), it's not top of the list; but once I get a camera module a better supply will likely be bought @ the same time. @Gordon, Cheers for that; ...
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Here's the close-up ...
close-up.jpg
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You see what I mean - the black bar down the right side ? If I set to 608, then while it fits across the bar has the close icon truncated to the right. It seems that the buttons are around 8 pixels further left than the edge of the window ?

Mike
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Tried with 608 - there's a cut-off on the 'close' box; nothing stopping it from working, but it doesn't look as nice as it could ... so leaving it at 600.

Any thoughts on what setting needs the 8 pixels subtracting from it to line the icons along the right-hand side of the window ?

Mike
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Settled on 600 but I can add another 8 & see :lol:

Got the plumber in atm (don't ask ... :evil: ), will see if I can when he leaves ...
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Well ... that was an interesting few minutes ! A little earlier today, while browsing the touchscreen forum, I cam across someone having the same problem I was on the touch aspect being offset a bit; added a post there, & moved on. Checked the reported screen res & noticed that it wasn't showing 800...
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Touch Screen Calibration
Replies: 11
Views: 13440

Re: Touch Screen Calibration

Yup - fixing the overscan has fixed the touch offset - well, for me anyway !

Cheers all !!! :D

Mike
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Screen resolution query
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Screen resolution query

That's fixed it :D Now to check the touch aspect !

Cheers !!!

Mike
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Screen resolution query
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Screen resolution query

Hi, Been trying to get an app to play nicely with my Pi2 & official touchscreen, and have wandered into the Display Settings area of Preferences. I'm a little surprised not to see the quoted resolution, but instead am told it's 752x448 :o Is this right ? Surely my Pi has (somehow) managed to not go ...
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Touch Screen Calibration
Replies: 11
Views: 13440

Re: Touch Screen Calibration

Hi Bob,

Glad it's not just me ! Thought I must have been doing something wrong ... !

Do we need any particular exotic items to /summon @gsh ? :lol:

Mike
by MikeDunn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Cheers for that ... we're getting somewhere ... :D The good news is - I get more icons; the bad news - not them all. However ... I modified the width parameter to 560 and it all fits in :D Now, how does that add up to an 800 wide display ... :?: Checked vs the VNC session - and I'm not getting the b...
by MikeDunn
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Pretty much !

Will see if I can take a photo & post tomorrow ...

Cheers for your help ! :D
by MikeDunn
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100282

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

With Image_width = 0, I get the buttons at the bottom - depth of 5 via VNC but I lose the bottom 2 rows on the screen :cry:

Image_width = 1 gives the same :cry: No discernible difference

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