Thanks for taking the time to read my request. I'll briefly explain the problem and then maybe someone out there might have a solution.
I am in the process of building a Rotator for tracking satellites (the ISS is my main interest) using an old CCTV rotator (elevation and Azimuth) controlled by a Raspberry Pi B+ (the quad core version) I have written the code (in Python) that takes 'coordinates' and then drives the rotator to that position (0-360 on the 'x' axis and in theory 0-90 on the 'y' axis) I have downloaded a copy of Gpredict for the Pi which will track satellites and has an 'output' to drive a rotator.
I have yet to find how to get the data from Gpredict to my code. I was under the impression that it is a 'simple' IP packet based system, I have managed to write routines for my code that will send and receive data, so I know that I CAN get data into my code (both locally on the Pi and from a nearby PC) but have yet to find a way to get the data output by Gpredict.
It might be that another programme may suit my needs better in which case I'm open to suggestions. I have SDR-Radio on my PC which also has a 'rotator' interface over IP but I'm having similar issues with that too.
I'm sure it's probably something simple I'm misunderstanding, so wondered if anyone has done this before and can point me in the right direction.
My eventual plan is to have a magnetometer and tilt sensor as feedback so the Pi 'knows' where the rotator is pointing, (my code uses timings to drive it within a degree or so at this stage so accurate enough for testing) and I might need a little help getting that sorted too. (I've managed to get the magnetometer working on an arduino but can't seem to get it to initalise from the Pi so maybe a small piece of code I'm missing?) This however is secondary to my getting the data problem sorted.
Thanks in advance for anyone who can help.
Once finished I plan to make my code available so it can be used by others for similar projects.