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by Pyrofer
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: ios+multiwii,appstore release inside, check details, twitter
Replies: 103
Views: 666614

Re: ios+multiwii,appstore release inside, check details, twi

Right, I set all the baud rates for 57k and tested the quad worked with the GUI on a normal BT link to the PC, all was fine. However with the BLE 4.0 module I STILL can't get anything. I keep getting told to check my tx/rx. I would love to use this app and buy the PRO version, but there is no way I ...
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: ios+multiwii,appstore release inside, check details, twitter
Replies: 103
Views: 666614

Re: ios+multiwii,appstore release inside, check details, twi

Hi, I can connect to the BT module but I keep getting told it can't connect to the quad and to check rx/tx. I have tried the pins both ways round and verified that the module works with another iOS app that lets me send/receive bytes over the serial link. The quad is set to 115200 on all comm ports ...
by Pyrofer
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: ios+multiwii,appstore release inside, check details, twitter
Replies: 103
Views: 666614

Re: ios+multiwii,appstore release inside, check details, twi

Thank you for this I can't wait to get the BLE adapter and get this running. Just in the process of completely rebuilding everything with a new frame after a long time of not using the quad. Any chance of making this app iPad compatible? I know it runs on the iPad as-is but the 2x mag mode looks ugl...
by Pyrofer
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: All in one pro USB port...
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: All in one pro USB port...

Oh Look, the shitty micro-usb port broke off. AGAIN.
This is a serious design flaw with this board, they all seem to be breaking off.
You will be lucky if there are pads left to solder onto, at least 2 of mine lifted completely off so I have nothing to solder onto.
by Pyrofer
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Oculus Rift for FPV?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Oculus Rift for FPV?

It would work with a laptop in the middle. You could use the laptop to show the dual images of a 2D source required even. OR you could use THIS camera http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160843238915 Which will give you the 3D sbs image required for the oculus rift, just use a capture card on a laptop and fee...
by Pyrofer
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Oculus Rift for FPV?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Oculus Rift for FPV?

Oh, if you want to SEE what it really looks like, not a render...

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1996/1/
by Pyrofer
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Oculus Rift for FPV?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Oculus Rift for FPV?

I saw this, it looks good. But it is essentially what some FPVers have done already, a DIY screen. 1 high res LCD 2 lenses to focus at short distance, box. Less than ideal for 2D work as the LCD would have to show the same image on both halves. Showing a single 2D image would look odd (because the t...
by Pyrofer
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Which F.C. board to start with
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Which F.C. board to start with

All depends what you want. Many people have AVR board and IMU board. Some have All in one board. Some have AVR and Wii Motion Plus, others add the nunchuk. For a first time easy build I would recommend an all in one. I would not get the basic KK that has no acc or baro. Later on you will need to upg...
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: Who would have thought
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Who would have thought

Please tell me where I can buy that for £30 !
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Do I need anything else?
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Do I need anything else?

Check the soldering. Mine was clearly poorly soldered on one side. No where near enough solder to hold the pad.
Plus, the actual pads on each side are small rather than being full ground plane connections.
I would make sure its well soldered but not sure glue will help if it comes loose.
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Defines for Chinese IMUs
Replies: 66
Views: 36280

Re: Defines for Chinese IMUs

I have the Crius AIO Pro and just used #define FREEIMUv04 which appears to work.
What's the difference between this and the Crius define? Was this bug actually causing problems with flight ?
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: FC Breadboarding
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: FC Breadboarding

Mine wasn't a year ago, got it at the start of March...

I will have a look at the pin and pray! (Only way to tell as I don't have a scope handy :P)
Anybody want to donate a DSO Nano to me?
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Do I need anything else?
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Do I need anything else?

BE CAREFULL with that all in one Pro board.

More than one have had the USB connector fall off.
If that happens you are stuck making up your own cable to connect an FTDI adapter anyway.
Not fun.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: FC Breadboarding
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: FC Breadboarding

How long ago?

I have the EXACT same RX I think, but never thought to try the bat pin for PPM!
by Pyrofer
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Flying car help
Replies: 26
Views: 8966

Re: Flying car help

Cool Car-copter.

You seem to have a major problem with your video though, I think you are suffering from VVS, please watch the following PSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA
by Pyrofer
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Once again about MAG
Replies: 21
Views: 3292

Re: Once again about MAG

Move the mag away from all power circuits. Every mm makes a difference and its the only way to do this, trying shielding is a no-win situation. I had problems like this so I moved the power layer to the bottom of the quad and moved the mag and sensors higher up on the top. It works without issue now.
by Pyrofer
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: FC Breadboarding
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: FC Breadboarding

Are you getting a ppm signal out of that batt connection???

Please let me know where I can buy this RX :)
by Pyrofer
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: How do I change GPS Baud in MWC FW?
Replies: 3
Views: 2187

Re: Please help, GPS Baud reset problem

I reflashed my one with a FW image pre-set to 10hz 115200bps.

If you search the forums you will find this is all already answered! Good luck.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: ESC calibration mode - Gentle reminder
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: ESC calibration mode - Gentle reminder

Like I said, never have props on if you are not going to fly.

I wish there was an easy way to test esc calibration without getting an RPM reader of some sort on the motor.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: ESC calibration mode - Gentle reminder
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: ESC calibration mode - Gentle reminder

Eeep.

I think it should be a rule, if you are not flying=remove props. Its just safer that way.

Glad no people were hurt!

When I tried the calib mode it didn't seem to do anything. I got no beeps at all from my escs even after 20 seconds or so.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

Re: DIY TX using PS2 Pad

The more I think of it the more I agree that using a ps2lib is the way to go. I could still fit the AVR internally, and still cut the cable off the pad, the difference would be instead of using loads of wires I would only have the spi to the pad connector. Having access to all the buttons and their ...
by Pyrofer
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

Re: DIY TX using PS2 Pad

I initially started trying to use the PS2 pad unmodified like you suggest but had issues getting it to work. I didn't have a clue what was up but the pad was not returning values as expected. Rather than spend ages debugging I just ripped the pad apart instead. Tommie has put wii nunchuk support int...
by Pyrofer
Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack it!
Replies: 64
Views: 12852

Re: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack

That's pretty darn sweet :)

Thanks again for all your work on Funkenschlag, it's great.
Saved me the trouble of doing it from scratch on a PIC :p

Should I do an Xbox360 pad next ? hehe.
by Pyrofer
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: playing with acc-z altitude hold
Replies: 44
Views: 6642

Re: playing with acc-z altitude hold

That is indeed very impressive! Please help get this into multiwii before 2.1!
(I know it's not going to happen )
by Pyrofer
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: 10Hz GPS thread
Replies: 84
Views: 58040

Re: 10Hz GPS thread

Yes, i2c GPS needs only Power/ground and the 2 i2c lines.

It leaves Serial port free.
by Pyrofer
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MWC SE All in one board
Replies: 0
Views: 690

MWC SE All in one board

Ok, I have a 328p Based all in one board (freeIMU0.35BMP equiv) spare as I just upgraded.

It flies well with no problems and has never let me down. All sensors work well including the baro.

Located in London England, so local post would be cheap for UK buyers. (No china shipping!)

Offers?
by Pyrofer
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Accelerometr issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: Accelerometr issue

You may find the stick isn't going far enough. I found when I moved up to higher FW I couldn't trim anymore, where I could before. However it was just an issue of how far the sticks moved. If I use the manual trim on my TX to adjust the stick in the direction I am moving it, I get the light flash to...
by Pyrofer
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

Re: DIY TX using PS2 Pad

Yes, ANY of the trainers that work by connecting to a real RX will work. It just appears as a completely normal TX to any other equipment.
It doesn't have the wired trainer output, but I could add it if I want with 2 wires.
by Pyrofer
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

Re: DIY TX using PS2 Pad

The sticks seem ok. I get good range (I tuned the code to ensure that!) but I have yet to see how it actually works in flight, and that is all that matters.

The PS2 pad restricts motion slightly. If you hack out the edges of the stick holes you can get more movement in all axis.
by Pyrofer
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

Re: DIY TX using PS2 Pad

You can check my blog at http://www.pyrofersprojects.com there isn't much there at the moment but I hope to add more info. Its very easy to do, the hardest part was fitting all the bits inside! Lots of plastic to be hacked out. I works too. Verified and bound to my quad. Can't fly because of weather...
by Pyrofer
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack it!
Replies: 64
Views: 12852

Re: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack

You can easily build a TX with Tommies code and a TX module (cheap on ebay).

Pretty much make it from anything you want!

Image
by Pyrofer
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

Re: DIY TX using PS2 Pad

And it's finished.
Image
by Pyrofer
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: ESC burned 2 times
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: ESC burned 2 times

Are you using bullet connectors or soldered wires?

I have heard many horror stories about bullets. Poorly connected motors can burn an esc out.

Remove any connectors and solder your wires, heat shrink well.
by Pyrofer
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: [PATCH] Increase number of AUX channels
Replies: 65
Views: 7087

Re: [PATCH] Increase number of AUX channels

Sounds like you need something like my solution. I have reduced each Aux to a single on/off (mid/high) and have only one function per aux. Thanks to Tommies code I can get 4 aux channels, so I have 4 switchable features. This is not too hard to keep track of and gives a fair bit of flexibility. I ne...
by Pyrofer
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: ESC burned 2 times
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: ESC burned 2 times

Esc is still doing stuff to the motors even when not spinning them. You will feel increased resistance on turning them when powered. Are you connecting all your +ve wires together? I've heard this is a bad idea. Also extending battery wires on the esc too long is said to cause problems. Are the escs...
by Pyrofer
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

Re: DIY TX using PS2 Pad

This was based entirely on Tommies TX Code. Check out his thread on hacking the cheap 6ch TX for links. It supports 4 3way toggle switches for aux channels and 4 analogue channels and i2c. You can expand to more aux analogue channels by adding a i2c ADC chip. The i2c bus also supports the Wii Nunchu...
by Pyrofer
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: DIY TX using PS2 Pad
Replies: 16
Views: 11915

DIY TX using PS2 Pad

Using an old PS2 pad I have built (almost finished) a transmitter from scratch. http://www.pyrofersprojects.com/images/padtxsmall.jpg I used an RF module from a 9x transmitter (fs-tm002) and an AVR to generate the ppm signal to feed it. I have a small LiPo that I fit inside the TX module and have a ...
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2198

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

It will never be commercial as it's open source. People can sell hardware kits, but MultiWii fills a VERY important niche, its free, its easy and its hardware requirements are simple and low. Going forward there are many options, but I think its important that those roots are not forgotten. That sai...
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: anger management
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: anger management

Sadly a fluffy hug-fest is not on the cards for most open source projects.

Somebody once said, "Hell is other people". Open-source almost proves this.

We put up with a bit of agro knowing at the end, the product will continue to evolve.
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2198

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

And in anticipation of this I ordered a 2560 flight control board.
Looking forward to trying GPS features, especially programmed routes.
by Pyrofer
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: PARIS flight controller motor issue
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: PARIS flight controller motor issue

Don't fret over numbers.

Put the props on and do a gentle tethered test to see how it actually pulls.

I will lay odds its fine. Without the feedback of movement it does odd things in the gui.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: avrdudue: stk500_getsync() ----- connection error
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: avrdudue: stk500_getsync() ----- connection error

My FTDI board has rx/tx lights.

Shortly after changing to "uploading" I see the TX light flash. If I press the reset button exactly then, it uploads perfectly everytime.

I have to catch it at exactly the right time, just after the first flash.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Clone Wii Sensors, or original?
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Clone Wii Sensors, or original?

I just ordered this,

http://rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_ ... oductname=

Looks like a winner to me.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: avrdudue: stk500_getsync() ----- connection error
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: avrdudue: stk500_getsync() ----- connection error

A lot of the all in one boards like mine and crius DON'T have a reset button.

You can attach one to the reset pin on the programming header and ground.
by Pyrofer
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack it!
Replies: 64
Views: 12852

Re: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack

msev> Its a th9x TX module, fs-tm002. A standard PS2 pad with the cable cut off and the chip and vibration motors removed. I put the avr 328p in one side (large vibration motor side) and am trying to fit a lipo and step-up in the other side. The buttons in the pad are analogue and no use for the dig...
by Pyrofer
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack it!
Replies: 64
Views: 12852

Re: Cheap 6 channel transmitter? Let's rip it apart and hack

This is awesome. I can't wait to add the nunchuk Would be great to use that for camera pan/tilt. My from scratch TX using your code is nearly finished. I have the ps2 pad stripped with a 328p inside, the 4 shoulder buttons hook up to high for aux channels 1 to 4. You have to hold them at the moment ...
by Pyrofer
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: test compiling to reduce unwanted errors - a first approach
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: test compiling to reduce unwanted errors - a first appro

Good idea, While you are at it can you find out why enabling VBAT gives errors about buzzerFreq not being defined in this scope?

It's a minefield compiling Multiwii these days.
by Pyrofer
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Flysky PPM
Replies: 21
Views: 4557

Re: Flysky PPM

Is there ANY receiver with PPM-sum output now???

I have a fs-tm002 TX module and want a receiver with ppm-sum to match.

If anybody has any suggestions please let me know here!
by Pyrofer
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: Quad with wifi, 3G, GPS and prop balancing
Replies: 12
Views: 3690

Re: Quad with wifi, 3G, GPS and prop balancing

Doesn't range suck?
3G would allow almost unlimited range assuming you had good coverage in the area.
If you could get 3G ip data and feed video back over IP as well, that would be amazing.
by Pyrofer
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Imitate XFY-1 Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft
Replies: 24
Views: 9223

Re: Imitate XFY-1 Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft

This just shows how much variation you can put into such a simple design. My original idea for a single copter was to have a high power ducted fan with a tube connected to the duct and a slight screw thread inside. This would "twist" the air to counter the prop. 2 Servos would bend the end...