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Posted by extremewing | Jul 06, 2015 @ 04:25 PM | 1,723 Views
Introducing the first version of firmware to test that implements FrSky S.port.

This answers the same sensor id as the FrSky high precision altimeter, so you will get strange results if you use them together.

In order to enable the S.Port feature, set BOTH switch mid and on position actions to "Do nothing" and connect the BTOA to the S.Port.

To use the attached file, save it to the "firmware/editions" folder in the BTOA downloader application folder (Mac users: Downloader App >package contents > /Resources/firmware/editions). You will then be able to select it in the firmware flashing screen in the downloader.

I will also be working on the other problems mentioned with connecting over bluetooth and periodically over USB.

The latest downloader (6.04) is in the BTOA thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1959055

New in this "test2" version:
X, Y and Z acceleration reported over telemetry
Temperature (T1) and Min temp (T2) reported over telemetry
Output frequency is more uniform
ID's changed so should not conflict with existing FrSky sensors

Below are some pictures to show adding a power lead to the FrSky X4R so you can use all four outputs with servo's. The pictures also show an S.Port cable for the BTOA.

Please let me know if you have any questions?!
Posted by extremewing | May 12, 2015 @ 02:45 PM | 1,804 Views
I am setting up to make a new batch of BTOA's to be ready some time around May 20th. (were completed with a few still available)

If you are interested in ordering one, please visit http://www.bluetoothopenaltimeter.com to order!

RCG's Bluetooth Open Altimeter (BTOA) thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1959055

When making some BTOA's recently, Google was kind enough to created a video from some footage of the Shapeoko2 + cirQWizard CNC Pick and Place machine in action. Complete with music!

Shapeoko2 + cirQWizard, making BTOA's (0 min 22 sec)


The following two video's are of a batch of twenty BTOA's being pick and placed by my home built machine!
BTOA top side assembly with Shapeoko2 (0 min 53 sec)
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Posted by extremewing | May 08, 2015 @ 10:49 AM | 1,799 Views
My DLG program for the Taranis has been working really well for me and there are no real changes since the 4.1 version.

This could also be used to see how the mixes, inputs, outputs, logical switches and special functions can all work together while keeping the mixes really simple.

If you want to see what it's all about, here is the thread!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2360212
Posted by extremewing | Apr 16, 2015 @ 11:26 AM | 1,763 Views
Recently, I installed wireless charging in my B3 DLG and also my Taranis transmitter.

This system could be adapted to any other radio and most planes. It allows you to use a Qi wireless charger to charge the transmitter using a small receiving pad and a step up converter. The plane also uses the same receiving pad but since I use 1S LiPo, all I needed was a small USB charger instead of a step up converter.

These new charge receivers make it very easy.

Please check out the wireless charging threads here:
Taranis: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2385924
B3: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2385736
Posted by extremewing | Apr 15, 2015 @ 11:21 AM | 14,603 Views
If you are interested in getting one, please visit
http://www.bluetoothopenaltimeter.com to order!

RCG's Bluetooth Open Altimeter (BTOA) thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1959055

When making some BTOA's recently, Google was kind enough to created a video from some footage of the Shapeoko2 + cirQWizard CNC Pick and Place machine in action. Complete with music!

Shapeoko2 + cirQWizard, making BTOA's (0 min 22 sec)

Posted by extremewing | Apr 08, 2015 @ 11:01 AM | 2,422 Views
If you are interested in getting some parts to make your own LED clock, please let me know!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2166003