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Feb 17, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Nah, no list. Trying to keep it a fun hobby, not a full-time job. They will be available when available. I have 3 left of this batch that I can send to people interested in improving the code.

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Feb 17, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Nah, no list. Trying to keep it a fun hobby, not a full-time job. They will be available when available. I have 3 left of this batch that I can send to people interested in improving the code.
I can't do much regarding code development, but i can test-fly-crash it like no other . . ;-)

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Feb 17, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I can't do much regarding code development, but i can test-fly-crash it like no other . . ;-)
KKai
Sounds like we are equally skilled!
Feb 17, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Feb 17, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Euraka!


Thank you TC,

It appears that I have the IDE installed correctly and was able to compile a HEX file. Of course, I am not able to test the file just yet, awaiting arrival of the AfroFlight.

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compiling stm32f10x_adc.c...
compiling stm32f10x_dma.c...
compiling stm32f10x_exti.c...
compiling stm32f10x_i2c.c...
compiling stm32f10x_rcc.c...
compiling stm32f10x_tim.c...
compiling stm32f10x_usart.c...
compiling stm32f10x_gpio.c...
compiling stm32f10x_flash.c...
linking...
Program Size: Code=30236 RO-data=444 RW-data=692 ZI-data=5036
FromELF: creating hex file...
".\obj\baseflight.axf" - 0 Error(s), 8 Warning(s).
I assume the Warnings are Ok.
Feb 17, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Ya, there's a couple unused variable warnings that can be ignored. Otherwise looks about right.
Feb 17, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Might wanna hold on with ESC, afroesc2 is being worked on with some improvements for the power stage...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAoUzD_T3N8
Thanks for the bump. I have to admit I haven't been watching your progress of late. Sorry about that.

Is the new iteration of the Afro ESC now a single board build? Appears to be so in the video. By the way, it looks real smooth. I have to ask though, is it just mic placement or is that thing ridiculously quiet? I will be watching, the whole flashing thing while certainly worthwhile is getting to be a bit tedious. I would much rather have a made to order ESC for these things.

I am pretty much a hardware guy or I would be happy to lend a hand. I neither have the time or the gray cells left to learn coding of any sort. I will leave that to bright folks like yourself. I will be watching for the FC's to be in stock though.

Rob...
Feb 17, 2012, 10:13 PM
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The esc is designed for (and already supported by) simonk firmware. No coding needed
I'm not sure about the quietness. I think its about as normal as a flashed esc.
The board there is just a prototype, for testing the software.
I haven't decided on final implementation for the layout, I could make it a bit bigger and get away with 2 layer single board design maybe.
Feb 18, 2012, 12:38 AM
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What a spectacular piece of hacker prose, dead center accurate tech state analysis, and contribution to the state of the art ...

Yet no, TC, letting this comment get anywhere close to a state contributing to ego elevation is not allowed.

Keep it up, man.

Kudos.
Feb 18, 2012, 12:53 AM
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In-application-programming was easier than I thought. All I had to do was jump to the ROM bootloader of STM32, then I can use the standard bootloader commands to reflash and jump back to app reset vector. So its possible to reload without having to deal with bootloader switch, and only use that incase the firmware is bricked and can't listen to serial commands to force reset to bootloader.
Feb 18, 2012, 05:09 AM
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In-application-programming was easier than I thought. All I had to do was jump to the ROM bootloader of STM32, then I can use the standard bootloader commands to reflash and jump back to app reset vector. So its possible to reload without having to deal with bootloader switch, and only use that incase the firmware is bricked and can't listen to serial commands to force reset to bootloader.
Cool, so will you need a special utility to do the firmware upgrades over the serial interface? Hmm, that could be nice extension of the new .NET GUI
Feb 18, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Cool, so will you need a special utility to do the firmware upgrades over the serial interface? Hmm, that could be nice extension of the new .NET GUI
Exactly what I was planning on doing, the protocol is documented - appnote from ST and here http://code.google.com/p/stm32flash/.../trunk/stm32.c so its just a matter of writing 'R' to multiwii, it will reboot and jump to bootloader, and then just use standard STM bootloader commands to upload, and at last step jump to user flash again. Adding code for this into WinGUI should be simple.
Feb 18, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Gents,
I'll be happy to chip in with other interested Gents (pun intended) to send him one of TC's board's to get him on-board...
Cheers,
Jim
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ALEXINPARIS Where are you? we need you to continue the good work on a proper Flight controller, ALEX ALex alex alex
Feb 18, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Gents,
I'll be happy to chip in with other interested Gents (pun intended) to send him one of TC's board's to get him on-board...
Cheers,
Jim
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I was only jesting, but!
Feb 20, 2012, 12:53 AM
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Nah, no list. Trying to keep it a fun hobby, not a full-time job. They will be available when available. I have 3 left of this batch that I can send to people interested in improving the code.
I am interested/curious and have all of the necessary software support.

Greg

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