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Old May 01, 2013, 07:01 AM
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Hello,

Does anyone use the Software on minimosd ?

Kay
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Old May 01, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Hi Dennis hope all is well with you !
Hey I see you have all the Character Editor software in your package - can you give some basic instructions on how to edit one of the symbols or fonts then upload it to the max?
If you are too busy I understand - I am just interested in how this works.
Thanks,
Rick
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Old May 03, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Hi Dennis hope all is well with you !
Hey I see you have all the Character Editor software in your package - can you give some basic instructions on how to edit one of the symbols or fonts then upload it to the max?
If you are too busy I understand - I am just interested in how this works.
Thanks,
Rick
Hi Rick
Sorry about the late reply

Please have a look at the small documentation, as it should cover the basics steps for changing characters
(see "changing the characters/graphic" and "Using upload characters")
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...OSD_manual.pdf

If anything is not clear, just let me know
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Old May 03, 2013, 08:22 PM
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Hi Rick
Sorry about the late reply

Please have a look at the small documentation, as it should cover the basics steps for changing characters
(see "changing the characters/graphic" and "Using upload characters")
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...OSD_manual.pdf

If anything is not clear, just let me know
Dennis,

You did it again.

Maybe it's because I have spent some time trying to do it myself. But after reading your instructions, I was editing and uploading fonts/symbols to the OSD in minutes....
Very cool indeed!

As far as making it any clearer..... I don't know how. If someone like me can change the font/symbol and upload to the max in just a few minutes...that is pretty good directions.

The only thing that I could see is to update your .pdf by putting in the path you were going to do one day anyway.

You write in the manual, "In the software downloaded, you will be able to find the little utility called MaxFontEditor.exe. It canbe found in Character_Uploader\”insert path here”

The path is, "Character_Uploader\Character_editor\MaxFontEditor .exe"

Though I am no programmer, I am very interested innhow you made this work.
I'm looking at your code in MAX7456_OSD.ino , trying to figure how you call the Default_characters.h we just edited?


if (EEPROM.read(0) != 104) {

if (EEPROM.read(0) == 103) {
EEPROM.write(0,104);
write_chars(); // Write new characters to MAX7456

save_data(); // Save necessary settings from config-file to EEPROM
save_data_2();
}

else {
EEPROM.write(0,103);
}
}

Anyway, thanks again Dennis for your help.
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Old May 03, 2013, 11:15 PM
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@msev --- If I didn't tell you yet - The board, which you sent in early March, arrived the last week of April. Now, we will know it can take up to nearly two months to ship a small envelope from one side of the EU far across the globe to the US.

More Boards!
I just got an order of boards in the color blue. They look very good. [Picture Attached.] Now, can I find the parts for two OSD builds that I bought over two months ago?

I know others have offered but, I will too ---- I've boards --- does anyone want a bare board? Or more?
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Old May 04, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Just received a small "donation" from someone - suppose it's you bstott2?

Much appreciated, thanks
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Old May 04, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Hi Rick
Sorry about the late reply

Please have a look at the small documentation, as it should cover the basics steps for changing characters
(see "changing the characters/graphic" and "Using upload characters")
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...OSD_manual.pdf

If anything is not clear, just let me know
Good manual you have made, but I think you should replace the images with some where the two tantalum capacitors polarity is correct.Some one will use the images in the manual as instruction to solder components correctly.

Michael
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Old May 04, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Good manual you have made, but I think you should replace the images with some where the two tantalum capacitors polarity is correct.Some one will use the images in the manual as instruction to solder components correctly.

Michael
Thanks
It haven't been updated for a while, but you are right. The images should be replaced.
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Old May 04, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Hello,

Does anyone use the Software on minimosd ?

Kay
No one ?

Kay
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Old May 04, 2013, 03:27 PM
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No one ?

Kay
Jalves mentioned it earlier and I've done a quick test myself, but as the pins are not easy available you have to solder sensor etc. directly to the controller-pins.

But I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work well
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Old May 04, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Jalves mentioned it earlier and I've done a quick test myself, but as the pins are not easy available you have to solder sensor etc. directly to the controller-pins.

But I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work well
Hi,

thanks. I soldered already the Attopilot to the analog Ports of the atmega.

I will test it.

Kay
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Old May 04, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Hi Dennis,
When I open the Default_characters.h file with the MaxFontEditor.exe it looks like this (see attachment). notice no arrows etc. However, when I run the Character_Uploader.ino things look fine (see attachment). All the arrows etc are there.So I was able to edit the satellite symbol but not the arrows? Also notice the columns do not match up....
Any ideas?
Thanks Rick
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Old May 05, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Hi Dennis,
When I open the Default_characters.h file with the MaxFontEditor.exe it looks like this (see attachment). notice no arrows etc. However, when I run the Character_Uploader.ino things look fine (see attachment). All the arrows etc are there.So I was able to edit the satellite symbol but not the arrows? Also notice the columns do not match up....
Any ideas?
Thanks Rick
All characters was originally pretty hard-coded and not very easy to change. To make it easier to modify, I changed to the font-editor from Ascended. I've moved pretty much all characters, but the arrows and small numbers are still being uploaded from the data saved in the code.

If you make all new arrows, you can just outcomment this in the character_upload code:
upload_home_arrows();
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Old May 05, 2013, 05:36 PM
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All characters was originally pretty hard-coded and not very easy to change. To make it easier to modify, I changed to the font-editor from Ascended. I've moved pretty much all characters, but the arrows and small numbers are still being uploaded from the data saved in the code.

If you make all new arrows, you can just outcomment this in the character_upload code:
upload_home_arrows();
Ah... that makes sense. Thank Dennis
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Old May 05, 2013, 05:44 PM
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No one ?

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May get one, tell you in a few days.
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