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STL files and new SD card image

A project log for Raspberry PI wireless Telescope Control

Advanced SkyFi 3 replacement for Celestron

ChrisG71ChrisG71 12/30/2018 at 19:440 Comments

Just uploaded the STL files for the case (look at the project files here) and a new image with the hotspot to Dropbox.

Take care of the changes to the other  image below!

The new  SD-card image on DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tqi5yzdyyuuqd3b/astro_gps_hotspot.dmg.zip?dl=0

You need a 16GB SD card. larger are OK as well of course.

*** UPDATE: Even I am using an 8GB to create the image it seems to be too big to write it back to an 8GB card. So please use a 16GB card. It's anyway difficult meanwhile to get an 8GB card. ***

It should boot on PI 2 B+ and PI 3 B+ and also on PI Zero W.  Username: pi Password: raspberry

I finished all config steps I described in my project. But there are a few to-do's;

This should give you a quick start in just 30min.

Let me know if you found the little easter egg.

I know, pictures or it did not happen:

I found a way to use header pins to solder the GPS directly to the PI. Make sure to add I2C wires for the display first. On top you can see the back of the display and the GPS antenna (you should put some isolating tape at the back). I used some hot glue to keep everything in place. The voltage regulator is under the PI, also hot glued. It is a pretty tight fit, I might need to add 1mm here or there in the next version. 

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