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Skysafari 6 Pro Crashes When Connecting To Basic Encoder Setup - Using SkyWire, Sending The Encoding From An Arduino Through A Max232 Chip (Needs Help)

Built this:

Tried it on iPhone SE and iPhone 5, Skysafari 6 and 3.8.5.  Using a Skywire, sending the encoding from an arduino through a max 232 chip.

Verified that I am getting a "Q" and responding according to BBox protocol.  (+, five digits, tab, +, five digits ) using Serial monitor.  

Tried with and without a carriage return.  Sometimes Skysafari actually shows coordinates and where the telescope is pointing before crashing.  


Since Skysafari sends twelve "Q"s on connection, the arduino must keep count and ignore the first eleven. 


Seems pretty ridiculous to set up a situation that will crash your app given that the app will crash with even two responses back-to-back.

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    Spoke too soon.  Had it working, managed to do an alignment, then Skysafari started crashing again.  

    I never expected Skysafari to be the weak link in this.  Since the encoders work fine I suppose I will have to dump Skysafari, implement a push-to LX200 interface and move on to Stellarium.  

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