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 I use papywizard or a microcontroller.
2 questions if I may (you all seem very willing to answer questions which makes me very happy and comfortable here). 1. As far as presets are concerned, do I just save a .xml file based on the format of the presets that have already been submitted? Oops Sorry. Just saw this on the users guide. Consider it answered
2. If I do go the microcontroller route, does the Orion head use Pulse width modulation like a regular servo or does it use different commands? I have searched around trying to figure this out but have come up with very little information. EDIT and you may consider this question obsolete because with the stabilization delay setting, and a manually created preset, I think I will be able to do what I want (at least according to the 3D simulations)
Thanks everyone for any help with this project. I will keep you updated on my progress.
You can load custom preset files 'on-the-fly' using the File/Load preset... command.
These custom preset files can have any name you like as long as they have the .XML extension, and stored anywhere you like in the file system.
Although the documentation suggests using the File/Load... just for testing, I tend to use it all the time because then you can easily build up a 'library' of custom presets with easy to understand names, and store them wherever you like, and load as required, rather than permanently installing a file containing several custom presets in the special location.