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by scanman
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii EZ-GUI
Replies: 1434
Views: 297132

Re: MultiWii EZ-GUI

Tried it on a naze32 flight controller on Afro Mini, works really well except the "Manual control" had no effect. NOTE: when using with afro mini and Naze32, there is no setting for VEL PID in this app so it gets set to 0 every time you save pid values. this means your baro hold is disable...
by scanman
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial use
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial u

Thanks for the advice, it is taken in the spirit it is intended, and thanks for the time taken by members to read and consider this post. We did get a pm from one or two members who have some experience in this area. To answer your question about data collection: it need not be limited to our specif...
by scanman
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial use
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial u

Not sure on how to move the post. sorry. We are not necessarily proposing changes to the multiwii code. The call was for an additional system. We have already developed (from scratch) an arduino on-board system (at mega 2560, CRIUS AIPro and others) that takes the readings from all of the sensors , ...
by scanman
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial use
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial u

We believe that with the shutting down of our skies due to legislation, and the huge amount of aerial drones available for outdoor use (surveying and photography) will drive the future of the commercial drone indoors within the next 2 years. We are trying to pull together software developers from ar...
by scanman
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial use
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial u

thanks timecop, we considered the DJI inspire however it is not suitable for the following reasons:
1) no known protocol to integrate to it
2) closed-source: no chance of further development and collaboration with DJI
3) no front facing sensors so it cannot detect obstacles in front of it.
by scanman
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial use
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial u

The patent covers the attached equipment not the platform which is un-patentable since it is in the public domain. The "open-sourceness" of the hardware and software running on the platform is the choice of the company/individual providing us with the platform.
by scanman
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial use
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Call for robotic drone platforms for indoor commercial use

Do you have a solid indoor drone platform? We have developed an on-board data collection system designed for indoor drones in commercial spaces. Backed by 2 years of development of solid data processing software, we are looking for a partner who can provide a stable indoor drone with onboard robotic...
by scanman
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: How to configure Current sensor (hardware)
Replies: 41
Views: 10997

Re: How to configure Current sensor (hardware)

i couldnt get that rctimer current sensor to work and scrapped it , the granularity is too large (300mv range from idle to full throttle)
it is rated at 90 Amps, i think and we are hovering around 10 amps.
by scanman
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 213640

Re: GPS NAV

yes sorry, i didnt want a war zone either, just a suggestion. The work done so far by EVERYONE on this forum is actually fantastic, something really special. Also, I meant to say some serial device , rather than the I2C board, but a similar concept: using some other board, however over serial port. ...
by scanman
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 213640

Re: GPS NAV

my opinion on including waypoints in the main multiwii code is: instead of cluttering up the main code base, it should be a separate development, on a separate board, like EOS Bandi's I2C board or similar. I believe that the MSP is mature enough to support and encourage "add-on" developmen...
by scanman
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Arduino src not shared, cpp shared, why?
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: Arduino src not shared, cpp shared, why?

sorenkuula wrote:Now there's just the Conf tool missing..


do you want me to continue development on this: or did you have something else in mind?

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3218&p=33031&hilit=config+tool#p33031
by scanman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Attemp to integrate sonar (ultrasonic sensor)
Replies: 265
Views: 148468

Re: Attemp to integrate sonar (ultrasonic sensor)

actually , the problem arose as well on the "arduino mega 256 " Crius AIOP board today: the sonar would not read more than 50cm, so my theory is not complete: it turns out it is not a symptom of the pulseIn command or the specific board, but more a symptom of power - when i plug in other c...
by scanman
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Attemp to integrate sonar (ultrasonic sensor)
Replies: 265
Views: 148468

Re: Attemp to integrate sonar (ultrasonic sensor)

I see many people are getting the problem shown below with the HC-SR04 sonar. The problem is that it only reads distance from 9 to 56 cm. After some experimenting with the basic "pure" sonar code in so many examples (no multi wii code) , I reproduced the problem on a standard Ardunio Uno b...
by scanman
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: #define FAILSAFE_DETECT_TRESHOLD in config.h
Replies: 1
Views: 647

#define FAILSAFE_DETECT_TRESHOLD in config.h

please can we move " #define FAILSAFE_DETECT_TRESHOLD 985" out of RX.CPP and into config.h under the failsafe settings , its such a pain to find this and move it for every new release, and for some reason my setup needs this to be increased to 995
by scanman
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MWii and GPS waypoints (x,y and z)...
Replies: 75
Views: 13392

Re: MWii and GPS waypoints (x,y and z)...

i had a brief look at ardu copter and while it looks good on the surface, i think you will eventually "paint yourself into a corner" with it. I think multiwii might not look as fancy and have so many features right now, but multiwii is collaborative and open, also the Multi wii serial prot...
by scanman
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: New Multiwii Serial Protocol
Replies: 409
Views: 127912

Re: New Multiwii Serial Protocol

if you want to see whats going on with the msp the easiest thing is to download a serial port monitor program and run it on the serial port that multiwii gui is using to talk to the board you can then see exactly the commands coming and going it saves a lot of time you can also run it when your prog...
by scanman
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii 2.2 is released
Replies: 84
Views: 39485

Re: MultiWii 2.2 is released, bug?

Tried to fight it with more throttle... going up to full throttle ... but it kept descending completely ignoring my throttle input... nearly gently touched the ground and went up again like a rocket... this happens to me when i switch on Baro and my baro is not tuned. are you sure you didnt put the...
by scanman
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Request for yaw test on r1539
Replies: 32
Views: 6231

Re: Request for yaw test on r1539

does anyone have any tips for me to get the yaw servo to work on this version? It is completely dead
Crius AIO Pro v2.

I did all the same settings on the earlier versions that worked.
by scanman
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Request for yaw test on r1539
Replies: 32
Views: 6231

Re: Request for yaw test on r1539

yaw servo not working at all on this version. no response at all.

I'm using Crius AIOP (yaw servo is on pin2).
Yaw servo works fine on previous versions.
by scanman
Sat May 11, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: r1435 - bye tri
Replies: 0
Views: 328

r1435 - bye tri

tri copter settings non existant in r1435 in case anyone with tri copters was thinking of using MultiWii_dev_2013_05_11_r1435
by scanman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: voltage and current sensor integration
Replies: 21
Views: 5747

Re: voltage and current sensor integration

oh good , so i was correct to ignore the wiki after a certain point! i noticed the "do not change" comments in the powermeter section of config.h so i fiddled with the other settings but couldnt get anything usable, I think the problem is the voltage range coming from that sensor board is ...
by scanman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: voltage and current sensor integration
Replies: 21
Views: 5747

Re: voltage and current sensor integration

i think i will do copertrichie's zener diode solution for the battery voltage, it makes sense to only measure the voltage range ( between 12 to 9 volts) that is of interest to us lipo users, that means more fine granularity across the arduino range. However, i still need to get the power meter at le...
by scanman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: voltage and current sensor integration
Replies: 21
Views: 5747

Re: voltage and current sensor integration

yes thanks hamburger i read the wiki about 6 times, plus all of the posts you have commented on, the wiki is extremely helpful up to a point then i got stuck. there are some definitions and formulas in the wiki which i was not familiar with, and it threw me a bit because i didn't know which values f...
by scanman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: voltage and current sensor integration
Replies: 21
Views: 5747

Re: voltage and current sensor integration

// These constants won't change. They're used to give names // to the pins used: const int analogInPin = A0; // Analog input pin that the potentiometer is attached to const int analogInPin1 = A1; // Analog input pin that the potentiometer is attached to const int analogInPin2 = A2; // Analog input p...
by scanman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: voltage and current sensor integration
Replies: 21
Views: 5747

voltage and current sensor integration

I have searched all the other forum posts and tried numerous settings but cant figure out how to get the on-board voltage and power settings to display correctly (in LCD and in GUI). I am using an extrenal power board (RCTimer Voltage & Current Sensor 90A (suit MultiWii, APM, etc)) from here: m ...
by scanman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: 2.2 twitches while flying
Replies: 20
Views: 3369

Re: 2.2 twitches while flying

Hello Mystic, im wondering if it is maybe a combination of some of the following, i have:
Crius AIOP
Serial GPS
Tri copter
by scanman
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: 2.2 twitches while flying
Replies: 20
Views: 3369

Re: 2.2 twitches while flying

the problem seems to be with the
#define OLED_I2C_128x64
when it is included , the copter has the jitters and is unflyable
by scanman
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: 2.2 twitches while flying
Replies: 20
Views: 3369

Re: 2.2 twitches while flying

i tried the above, however now i get "vertical" twitches - the throttle suddenly drops by about 10% on all motors then suddenly its high again, as if the copter was in a very poor alt hold mode but it is not in alt hold mode (confirmed on LED and GUI) and i am not doing anything with the s...
by scanman
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA
Replies: 270
Views: 73905

Re: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA

im getting compile errors when including any of the #FAILSAFE includes, or the lcd includes. i fixed the failsafe one by uncomenting: //#ifdef LOG_VALUES &lcd_param_text39, &failsafeEvents, &__L, &lcd_param_text40, &i2c_errors_count, &__L, &lcd_param_text41, &annex650...
by scanman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA
Replies: 270
Views: 73905

Re: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA

thanks this code is fantastic .
please can you move
#define FAILSAFE_DETECT_TRESHOLD

into config.h in your codebase instead of in RX because i change this for my frysky every time
by scanman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: 2.2 twitches while flying
Replies: 20
Views: 3369

Re: 2.2 twitches while flying

i have the same problem AIOP (rctimer) with turnigy plush ESC's i tried the eeprom erase it didnt help, i went back to multiwii v 2.1 and all is fine, however now i will go back to 2.2 and try the above tips thanks.
by scanman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Multiwii 2.2 hangs when using FrSKY serialsum receiver
Replies: 26
Views: 5051

Re: Multiwii 2.2 hangs when using FrSKY serialsum receiver

turn your tx off then look in the GUI, you should see channels 1 to 4 drop to very low values. if they dont drop then you must repeat the frysky settings as mentioned above. If they drop then make a note of those values and then change the following setting in the multiwii code, you can find it in t...
by scanman
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: config.h management tool
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: config.h management tool

here is a preview of the next version which shows the diff between your model and the config.h file. it shows 3 types of differences: items in your favourites but not in the config.h, items missing from your favourites, and items where the value in your favourites is different. I still need to do so...
by scanman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: config.h management tool
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: config.h management tool

im working on a quick diff function so the tool will show you the differences between your model and the loaded config.h file, will be ready tomorrow
by scanman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii roadmap for 2.3
Replies: 62
Views: 10323

Re: MultiWii roadmap for 2.3

Can we please AVOID the microsoft debate , it is similar to the iphone/android debate and has no ending.
by scanman
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: config.h management tool
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: config.h management tool

Here is the first version (Windows ) for someone to please test. 1. Download the exe from here multiwiiConfigManager.zip 2. unzip it into any folder 3. Run the exe. It will create a favourites.xml file in the same folder. Click on "New Model..." and type in the name of your model , dog, ca...
by scanman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: config.h management tool
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: config.h management tool

these are the main string elements it checks for: Const s_DefineString As String = "#define" Const s_CommentString As String = "//" Const s_CommentChar1 As String = "/" Const s_CommentChar2 As String = "*" Const s_Section As String = "SECTION "
by scanman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: config.h management tool
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: config.h management tool

you are correct. the config.h is quite uniform, but there are a few scenarios i need to spend some time on. it basically reads the file line by line and looks for #define and //#define it strips out whitespace where needed. Those are the only 2 interesting types of lines, the other lines are loaded ...
by scanman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: config.h management tool
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: config.h management tool

screenshot showing the values in one of the sections

screenshot showing the values in one of the sections
screenshot showing the values in one of the sections
by scanman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: config.h management tool
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

config.h management tool

I am writing some software to manage multiple config.h files. Every time a new version comes out, it takes many minutes to just figure out if there are new defines in the config file, and setup all the settings you need. I have written some software that will manage your config files. You setup your...
by scanman
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release 2.2 is coming
Replies: 167
Views: 27352

Re: Release 2.2 is coming

Hi back, A friend of mine just reported me that he got the same problem with same card and same motors (NTM2830) , but with HK ESC's stock firmware so it doesn't seems to be Wii-ESC related. I am using AI1Pro board, HK Turnigy plush ESc's (stock firmware) and HK Turnigy 950kv motors on a tri copter...
by scanman
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release 2.2 is coming
Replies: 167
Views: 27352

Re: Release 2.2 is coming

Hi back, A friend of mine just reported me that he got the same problem with same card and same motors (NTM2830) , but with HK ESC's stock firmware so it doesn't seems to be Wii-ESC related. I am using AI1Pro board, HK Turnigy plush ESc's (stock firmware) and HK Turnigy 950kv motors on a tri copter...
by scanman
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release 2.2 is coming
Replies: 167
Views: 27352

Re: Release 2.2 is coming

please can we move
#define FAILSAFE_DETECT_TRESHOLD 985
out of the RX file into the failsafe section of config.h
by scanman
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA
Replies: 270
Views: 73905

Re: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA

Hi it tried the failsafe on the bench with the props off, it works fine without the NHA defines - motors spin for 30 seconds then disarm, however with the NHA defines, the motors only spin for 3 seconds then disarm, is this correct behaviour?
my settings are attached.

failsafe.JPG
by scanman
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA
Replies: 270
Views: 73905

Re: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA

ok thanks , i tried the eeprom clear it didnt seem to help i will try it again, i dont think its connections because I can remove the failsafe switch and it works perfectly without touching any connections, but i will re-check. By the way Adrian, thank so much for the "Tip" of using Visual...
by scanman
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA
Replies: 270
Views: 73905

Re: Altitude Hold/Advanced Failsafe solutions by NHA

I'm trying the nhadrians build R15 on "Crius All in one pro" board . I get the following problem : If i use the include "#define FAILSAFE" option then the board doesnt work properly, it will not arm and it will not read the correct throttle reading in the gui and just do totally ...
by scanman
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: dev version r1317 issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

dev version r1317 issues

I'm trying the dev version r1317 because it has integrate GPS on serial port, suitable for the Crius All in one pro board - by the way the pos hold and baro hold are so good on this version. The problem i have is if i include the #define FAILSAFE option then the board doesnt work properly, it will n...
by scanman
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: I2C OLED thread
Replies: 62
Views: 35148

Re: I2C OLED thread

fantastic thread thanks to all contributors, got my crius AIO and crius oled display working in 20 minutes after having "random snow flake dots" issue by using 100 ohm resistor (guess i was lucky not to have to use the capacitor.) the link to hamburgers stick commands downloads was a bonus...
by scanman
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 509945

Re: GPS integration

you dont need the "Extend Board for AIO PRO FC" because that just allows you to update the quad copter's GPS waypoints using your laptop while its flying. for basic gps return to home and pos hold just get the basic GPS "u-Blox CN-06 GPS Receiver"
by scanman
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 509945

Re: GPS integration

Hello Apoc, i am now going to try the All-in-one boards like this one, it is less to go wrong and one set of code . the GPS plugs straight in to the spare serial port. I have ordered one and will see how it goes. There are some other advantages to the i2c-nav board , but for general navigation maybe...