As I began to add support for Digital Setting Circles (DSC) into my SkEye app, I thought the first step is to get the communication right. That is, the communication between the DSC and the phone, over bluetooth.
I built a separate app for doing this and figured, hey, this could be useful to others as well. Perhaps, to test your setup or simply to learn how your DSC communicates.
Note: This app can be hopefully used to test any Bluetooth SPP interface; not just DSCs
The exact commands supported depends on your particular DSC. Refer to its manual for details. The following commands are usually supported by most devices:
Q : Queries encoders' positions.
H : Queries encoders' resolutions.
Rework of the alignment algorithm. Works with my simulated tests.
Mostly UI improvements
Two star alignment and reporting of true telescope position
Aligned mode, which shows the current position reported by the DSC
If you tried this app do let me know about your setup and commands.blog comments powered by Disqus