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On the eeepc, I don't use bluetooth. I use the FTDI usb to serial converter and a custom end to plug into the merlin. The $20 price tag seemed quite a bit better than the $70+ price tag so I can't give you any help on the bluetooth situation, sorry. Hope all else works out for you.

Greg
by geraldcor
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: PapyWizard and Ubuntu
Replies: 30
Views: 8471

I run papywizard on my eeepc running easy peasy (an ubuntu variant for netbooks). You seem to have installed it correctly. Just do as Frédéric said and type papywizard.sh from the terminal. It runs really well on my eeepc and the battery life is very agreeable. If I may slip in an iPhone news item, ...
by geraldcor
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: PapyWizard and Ubuntu
Replies: 30
Views: 8471

That is an incredibly responsive unit, but I am more than happy with my $180 dollar solution and papywizard.
by geraldcor
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:55 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Another motorized head, Mrmoco sfh-30
Replies: 7
Views: 4396

Being a current eeepc user, I became very excited when I first heard news of this product. The touch screen and swivel display combination would be a dream for the field for more reasons than papywizard (I like reading comics and books on my laptop when I am out in the field camping somewhere. Guilt...
by geraldcor
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Atom/XP netbook with swivel touchscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

It is the asus eeepc 1000H. I have it dual booting windows(7 beta) and linux so that is how I got it working under windows first. It seems to work like a charm now that I got the port situation all worked out. I haven't tried the bluetooth option yet because for the most part, being tethered to the ...
by geraldcor
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: TTL-232R Not working....
Replies: 24
Views: 7504

Thank you!

I set the serial port to /dev/tty/USB0 and installed the python-serial package using apt-get. It works perfectly now. Thank you very much.

p.s. I am using Easy Peasy 1.0 which an Ubuntu variant for netbooks.

Greg
by geraldcor
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: TTL-232R Not working....
Replies: 24
Views: 7504

Those instructions are for windows I think. I can connect okay with windows. I was wondering how to see what port was being used on Linux. Sorry for the confusion. But yes that is good information for windows users if they can't find the port.

Greg
by geraldcor
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:18 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: TTL-232R Not working....
Replies: 24
Views: 7504

Hello all,

I got my cable and everything is working well, under windows that is. How do I know what port the usb-serial adapter is on? I have tried a few things and I just get the error 'No module named serial'. In windows, I could observe the port through the device manager. Any ideas?

Greg
by geraldcor
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:30 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: TTL-232R Not working....
Replies: 24
Views: 7504

I am using the presets as a way to control the head for my panning time lapse obsession. With .5 level increments (or less) I can have the yaw move quicker than the pitch(or visa versa), thus making more interesting pans rather than a basic 1:1 ratio pan. I am working on a little script where I can ...
by geraldcor
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:01 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Resolution of the XML preset
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Oh that is excellent resolution for my needs. Thanks for the info.
by geraldcor
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Resolution of the XML preset
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Resolution of the XML preset

Hello all, After ordering the wrong usb to serial cable (adafruit only carries the 3v version - beware) I have to wait a bit to play with my mount, so I have had a lot of time to fiddle with the xml presets. I assume each number corresponds to a degree value like 90 corresponds to 90degrees, is this...
by geraldcor
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Resolution of the XML preset
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Ah that might work. I will try that when I get home tonight. Thanks.

Greg
by geraldcor
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Install papywizard on Linux problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

bigwade, I will update my profile. I forget those things :) I installed 1.6.1 papywizard.sh from a dir other than /usr/local/bin? Nope Python 2.5 papywizard tree is installed. Run Papywizard from the source directory? YES! That seems to work (at least it starts) Hm. Very interesting. I suppose I cou...
by geraldcor
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:32 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Install papywizard on Linux problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Install papywizard on Linux problems

Hello all, I am back with more silly questions. I am trying to install papywizard on an OLPC http://laptop.org/en/ which runs a variation of fedora. I can't use a .deb package so I downloaded the source, ran python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local and all seems to have gone well up to this point...
by geraldcor
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Install papywizard on Linux problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

I would use the TTL serial line. I can use the simple jog, stop... commands? After playing with papywizard some more, I doubt I will go this route. EDIT: Just a bit confused. Do the DC motors in the orion use good old fashioned PWM for movement control, the same as standard servos? Is it as simple a...
by geraldcor
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: [papywizard V2] Timelapse And Intervalometer
Replies: 36
Views: 28025

The presets are looking like the answer and actually are what brought me here in the first place. I think everything will be okay with a little bit of typing and simulation running. I just got a little scared by some of the discussions here, but I still think the orion mount will work for me whether...
by geraldcor
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: [papywizard V2] Timelapse And Intervalometer
Replies: 36
Views: 28025

I am very interested in using this for a timelapse. I purchased an orion because I initially thought papywizard would be able to control the movements for a panning timelapse. Maybe I am confused about it all. I just want to be able to move along the x and y axis and take a shot in between each move...
by geraldcor
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:30 am
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: [papywizard V2] Timelapse And Intervalometer
Replies: 36
Views: 28025

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