Dragonfly Roll Off Roof control


#1

Hi People i am Diego Colonnello from Australia, i use a Dragonfly to control my Roll Off Shed, in other softwares i connect to the dragonfly by selecting the Ascom driver and it commands open close and checks for status, but on Voyager it does not want to work, maybe it is calling out the wrong command…

Is there something i can do?

SGP and Prism can control it perfectly…

Thanks…

Note for Leonardo: i like this software a lot!!!


#2

Hi Diego, welcome.
I downloaded the log from your PC, i’ll check what is not working.

All the best,
Leo


#3

I checked the DragonFly ASCOM Driver.
It doesn’t report the connection status of Dome, this is against phylosophy of Voyager in terms of strong avalaibility. I send a request of info about to Lunatico developer. I thing the software you mention doesn’t check this.

I have two way to help you:

  • create an unsafe connection stateless ASCOM interface to add to dome control
  • create a dedicated interface to DRAGONFly code library

The second way is better from me to maintain Voyager security standard and to allow Viking to connect dragonfly like I/O Card.

All the best,
LO


#4

the second way looks best, and if i can connect Viking to the Dragonfly and switch the relays it would be PERFECT


#5

I created a Daily Build with ASCOM Dome ConnectionLess Interface.
THIS IS NOT SAFE for Automation but work like the others software you mention and sincerely i don’t like this, but is usefull to understand Voyager check control quality.

You can download and test here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=16ZglceFHJza0FWHgbhVBdQVW1sIZks4Y

Let me know if also work for you.

All the best,
LO


#6

Thanks so much, this was Fast… i will test it tomorrow and start planning my imaging night… i would love to see Voyager talking directly to my Dragonfly and Viking controlling the dragonfly relays and sensors…


#7

Remember, Voyager can run external script, in this case the DragonFly Script.
Also you can run external script in Voyager DragScript.

All the best,
LO