Version change history

ScopeDome dome arduino driver version history

5.5.28 (2023.10.04)

  • new card firmware ver. 6.5 relase (for old and new firmware bootloader)
  • from this version card firmware have build in timer and can close shutter on selected time without PC
  • card firmware have build in time reading from internet from NTP server
  • base on 230V detect input - firmware improves the timing of relay activation to reduce sparking on the contacts - this will improve the life of the relays
  • corrected bug in set PWM values
  • corrected bug in MapPoint window
  • more stable procedures for measuring dome inertia table
  • corrected lot of small bugs
  • beter compatibility with latest ASCOM telescope hubs (Poth, Choser, Device Hub)

5.5.27 (2023.04.24)

  • driver has built-in support for 2M domes with 230V motors
  • corrected bug in "Driver Start" and "Driver End" scripts
  • corected bug in ASCOM.FindHome
  • added card IP address programing from ConfigWindow (it works only via USB port). Please remember - if you want to change MAC card address you must do this via Arduino_Test.exe.
  • version rady for new firmware 6.4 and bootloader
  • new Observatory Safe sensor behavior, now you can set period and CLK for this sensor
  • cards simulators work faster
  • corrected bug in OCH interface return values

5.5.24 (2021.12.22)

  • new card firmware ver. 6.1 relase
  • after three connection errors with the card, the driver tries to restore the connection every 30s (an attempt to re-establish the connection takes about a minute)
  • after a reset of the card's power supply or a transmission error, the driver tries to connect to the card every 30s
  • the connection status with the Dome and Shutter card is reported in the Sensors tab in the main program window
  • card status is read once per second, it should greatly improve the stability of the card
  • Observing Condition interface reports UnSafe status in case of connection problems with the Shutter card

5.5.23 (2021.08.24)

  • corrected bug in Arduino_Test_App password settings
  • added AAG Solo driver

5.5.22 (2021.06.16)

  • added Watchdog for Shutter Link lost - driver now can exequte special script in this situation
  • added ASCOM Observing Conditions interface
  • added ASCOM Safety Monitor interface
  • corrected bug in thermometers settings save
  • corrected bug in telescope Alt/Az to Ra/Dec calculation

5.5.20 (2021.04.10)

  • better support for number formats for different Windows language versions
  • corrected bug in Shutter Emergency Close on Low UPS Battery
  • corrected lot of small bugs
  • new card firmware ver. 5.7 release
  • driver save and restore graphs values
  • driver is ready for card LCD display (2021-03-11)

  • better and much more help files
  • corrected bug in Thermostates for RollOff mode (there was wrong Histeresis parameter send to the card)
  • corrected bug in Shutter Emergency Close on Low Battery
  • better Heating system interface
  • new buttons commands for enable and disable all thermostats
  • new Tab in Cofig window for display, select and configure active thermometers/sensors
  • driver remember selected graph configuration
  • new short one line log for ScopeDome Cloud Sensor (2020-10-21)

  • new firmware relase ver. 5.4
  • added delay for Clamshell Shutter in firmware
  • beter findeHome procedure
  • added CloudSensor statistic for clear sky
  • corrected Rain Sensor bug for Clamshell and RollOff Roof
  • added config parameters change log
  • added shutter link value to the log
  • small changes in interface design
  • added ASCOM telescope choser for better compatibility with ASCOM 6.5 (2020-09-08)

  • new firmware relase ver. 5.3
  • added control for card PWM outputs
  • better logs on driwer window
  • added scripts support (batch commands, vbs scripts and driver scripts)
  • lot of new commands for controll telescope (2020-03-20)

  • corrected bug in Shutter Emergency Close procedures (repeted close command when shutter was close)
  • add ASCOM POTH telescope type
  • add ASCOM HUB telescope type (2020-03-10)

  • corrected Shutter Stop bug
  • new weather station (Weather Underground API, Boltwood Single Line log, Boltwood via date log)
  • add WindGust and Solar Radiation to weather info