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    I been looking for a USB Controller to operate Orions Eq-3M Dual Axis drive via my laptop thru USB. I'm getting closer, as there are plent for robotic stuff for servo's and maybe plain dc motors. Not sure which kind will work best, with little to no programming required.

    But I did run across a tutorial in PDF that I saved. It shows how to mod a Orion Eq-3M dual axis hand controller, and add a autoguiding port.
    This was used on a CG5 mount, but shurely would work on a orion astroview 6 eq mount, being it uses this same controller.

    But I'm more interested in a usb controller to track useing my laptop.

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    Very interesting, let me know a bit more about how you will go about this
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    Very interesting, let me know a bit more about how you will go about this
    This is what I'm looking at, for driving both axis on my mount. Unless I find something better. I have yet to find this avaible here in the US.

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    Motor and Servo Control direct from your PC

    DC Motor and Servo Control Using a Single USB Port on a PC

    I may combine this with the controller mod for autoguiding somehow. It will be some time thou, before I even get the funds up for the dual xis drive. I'm just planning ahead.

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    I received my telescope this evening. Boy it's a beauty. This is my 3rd orion shop. The others found new homes years ago. This is my only one now. I have had bigger scopes. But this one is the perfect size for me. It's heavy enough. Doubt I'll even want to upgrade to a larger scope, but I'm sure I'll upgrade all I can on this scope. Maybe sometime get a better focuer if they make any. And of course eyepeices, filters, motor control. And also I'll want to control this beast with my laptop. I have some ideas on how to do this pretty easely. I had it put together in about 10 minutes. Cant wait till clear skys, clouds are looming above. Needs collimating all way around. Jezzz, O'well not to big a deal. Done it several times before.
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    I have came across yet another controller. This is for stepper motors. I wish I knew exactly what kind of motor the EQ-3M used. I need to know how many wires, ect of the motors to find the perfect motor controller.

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