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Jan 25, 2013, 06:24 PM
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How to setup a MinimOSD board


This video tutorial covers the tools needed to update a MinimOSD with the MinimOSD-extra firmware. I also go through the configuration tool and show you a few of the features that the developers have put in our hands.

How to setup and configure a MinimOSD board (16 min 5 sec)


URLS:
MinimOSD-extra Firmware: http://code.google.com/p/minimosd-extra/
FTDI Breakout board: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716
Connectors and Housings: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/19
Mission Planner: http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/downloads/list
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Jan 25, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Thanks!


Thanks for the video. I'm gonna set mine up tonight and didn't know where to start.
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Jan 25, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Just posted part 2 which goes over the wiring diagram and final configurations...good luck with your build!
Jul 16, 2013, 04:01 AM
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Sorry wrong thread!
Oct 17, 2013, 02:49 PM
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THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am having a hard time finding the exact minimosd you used in the video but found a couple on ebay, do you mind taking a look?

All 3 of these are different, which is where I'm starting to wonder which to get:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/On-Screen-Di...item4172db2c11

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MinimOSD-Sup...item4d0da5aed6

http://www.ebay.com/itm/On-Screen-Di...item5d3f2de2d0
Jan 13, 2014, 06:32 PM
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great contribution. thanks,
May 04, 2014, 10:34 AM
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Question on the following OSD:
http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/minimosd.html
http://rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goo...2&productname=

The one sold by Whitespyquad is loaded with KVOSD firmware

RCTIMER states:
"MAVLink-OSD with switching DC/DC stepdown powersupply to maximize efficiency on power system. No more heating problems when using this OSD board. It can be only use two way power source."



I have ordered the Openpilot Revolution board is on its way and I will be loading APM onto it.
My setup will be running 4S (14.8V) lipo.

-Does anyone know the difference between MinimOSD by Witespyquad and the one sold by RCTIMER?

-Which OSD should I get?

-Looking for recommendations to help step down the voltage from the 4S pack to protect my electronics.

-Would the Full MAVLink protocol support be unique to RCTimer only or would the whitespyquad version be able to achieve the same?


Thanks
May 04, 2014, 12:00 PM
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If you shop at witespy, treat him like an international vendor: use paypal so you have protection, be prepared to wait a month, be prepared to receive the wrong item and be prepared to have zero/extremely poor customer service.

Ebay has them in the U.S. for about $20. Just buy whichever and flash them to the osd you want to use with the ftdi.

A great step down is here: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1956

or you can just use a cheap ubec to drop down to 5v or a nice one: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1297
May 06, 2014, 07:29 AM
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Thanks Astro. I have already made payment 2 days ago...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3d astronaut
If you shop at witespy, treat him like an international vendor: use paypal so you have protection, be prepared to wait a month, be prepared to receive the wrong item and be prepared to have zero/extremely poor customer service.

Ebay has them in the U.S. for about $20. Just buy whichever and flash them to the osd you want to use with the ftdi.

A great step down is here: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1956

or you can just use a cheap ubec to drop down to 5v or a nice one: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1297
May 22, 2014, 12:39 PM
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Hoping some one can help me. My MinimOSD only displays "NO MAV DATA" on my monitor.

I have my APM 2.6 and my MininOSD completed configured with APM:Plane and MinimOSD Extra. The Flash, Character Set load and screen configurations went perfectly with my OSD.

I check the pin out on my APM board and the OSD. All are correct. I tried swapping the RX and TX connections to no effect.

Any suggestions?
Jun 12, 2014, 06:15 AM
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Check if board is configured to send any data on the serial pin /SR3_xxxx params/
Jun 19, 2014, 04:18 AM
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Hello,

I have a question, maybe it's stupid but is it possible to connect directly a GPS on the miniOSD Board or you must have a flight controller like Naza32 connected to the GPS?
Jun 19, 2014, 04:59 AM
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MinimOSD / using most firmwares/ requires data to be delivered as Mavlink protocol stream. Gpses do not sent such a data, so it will not work.
Jun 19, 2014, 05:18 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paku
MinimOSD / using most firmwares/ requires data to be delivered as Mavlink protocol stream. Gpses do not sent such a data, so it will not work.
Thanks for your answear I just read it on some wiki dedicated to MinimOSD.
Jul 26, 2014, 06:01 PM
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does anyone know how to fix this glitch problem? an arrow keeps coming on and off.

Glitching issue with MinimOSD (0 min 15 sec)

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