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    Default Re: Finally gonna do something about dome automation



    Progress report... My ASCOM dome driver passed Conformance testing today. No motors connected yet, but the Arduino was flashing its LED for motor steps, and it was operating the shutter relays correctly, so I am pretty confident that the software won't need more than minor tweaking.

    Now, I have to start wiring it up. If the weather ever warms up.
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    Default Re: Finally gonna do something about dome automation

    Congratulations Kathy, hopefully the observatory will be fully functional soon.
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