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Brian60

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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #150 on: May 11, 2016, 03:46:15 PM »

Hello Brian,

The funny thing about this is that most of the code I am using is not mine and is copied/patched together from the internet as most things with Arduino you copy and amend rather than start from scratch.

I am watching your progress with your dynamic positioning project - if you think the telemetry would be of use as you get further into your project ( so you can see on shore what is happening with sensor/gps data) then very happy to share code. (this doesn't sound quite right as it's not really my code in the first place!) - cost for the Telemetry transceivers (2x8)

Like most things if you get a glance under the bonnet you will see that it's actually very simple and logical - easy for me to say now having wasted about 10 hours watching a blank telemetry less screen as I plugged away trying to get if to fire...

The application running on the shore based PC is written in VB.net using a free version of Microsoft Visual Studio. Whilst I can program in this with some effort 95% of the code was pasted from the internet. This could equally be an LCD screen attached directly to an Arduino. The reason I have gone for a pc based app is I want to do live Google mapping and like the idea of an animated compass and may even add a Radar section as well.

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Jonathan

I'm hoping that by the time I'm actually at the stage of needing to get the electronics up and running that all the problems have been solved and I can poach around and patch up code to see me through %) :} :}

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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #151 on: May 11, 2016, 09:01:50 PM »

Tim,
I am aware of Frysky and OpenLRSng but know nothing about them. The little transceivers I am using are 100mw. Amazed that the Orange TX has frequency range of 400~460MHz.

Hope no one operates it anywhere near me as I can (not personally) have and ERP of 1KW at some of the frequencies it covers.

Totally agree about viewing the screen when you needs to be looing at the model. Part of the telemetry bit for me was so I could understand what the sensors where reading when the boat was out on the water - plus it's a bit of fun.

Just got a Google map to appear in my app before it rudely told me that my browser was out of date - so 6-8gb of Visual Studio 2015 now downloading.

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Jonathan
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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #152 on: May 11, 2016, 10:40:43 PM »

Jonathon,


actually, i would love to see if your radio and an OpenLRSng system could co-habitate... the GUID based protocol that OpenLRSng uses should ignore any "interference" caused by an emitter nearby not using the GUID based protocol.  It would be interesting to see if their statements about robustness are true or not.


as to your browser being out of date....   isn't the map view "browser" just the "real" browser being used as an "object" embedded in your GUI?  i would hope that VB.net would have no bearing on that.
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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #153 on: May 11, 2016, 11:35:52 PM »

...poach around and patch up code to see me through %) :} :}


 :-))  It's the only way!


IF I get a chance over the next few days - real life is hectic - I'm going to try and 'IMU' what I've got - not least because I think it can work, but also because it's a damn-fine workout for the neurons. Stuff the cryptic crossword!


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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #154 on: May 12, 2016, 07:43:36 AM »

Andy,

Will be very interested in your endeavour with your IMU. Whilst Googling around I found these images -  quite useful for my simple mind. I would have as a priority to maintain heading first as adjustments after that are only in 2 axis (forward/backward and side to side). I am sure there is more to it than my simplistic view so will look forward to learning more about how this actually works.


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as to your browser being out of date....   isn't the map view "browser" just the "real" browser being used as an "object" embedded in your GUI?  i would hope that VB.net would have no bearing on that
re browser I think it's an active X control - anyway it doesn't want to work in VS VB.net 2012 - now moved to 2015 and all working fine so I guess I will never know the answer.

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- I would think that it would be a simple case of the strongest signal wins.

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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #155 on: May 12, 2016, 02:57:05 PM »

Thats a damn fine illustration there Jonathon. It exactly explains all the inherant problems of setting up a dynamic positioning system using something as simple as an arduino.

When you think we are trying to emulate systems that cost in the tens of thousands of pounds yet we are using hardware that costs a couple of quid :o :D :D

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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2016, 04:53:01 PM »

That's 'cos they can charge tens of thousands!  ;)

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Re: ARDUINO any one? - Ramp Mover modification
« Reply #157 on: May 29, 2016, 06:30:34 PM »

In July my club will be exhibiting at a local fun day, where we have only a river on which to sail our models. This is not suitable for the Ferry, but I would like to show off the moving ramp. Rather than keep the transmitter and receiver on all day, I have made a modified version of my mover circuit which operates the ramp through its cycle of movements every two minutes. I may wear out the servo, but at least there should be no other damage. %)

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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #158 on: October 08, 2016, 08:27:27 PM »

Want to know more about Arduino and how it can be used in radio control models

Have a look here for some ideas, inspiration, information - http://rchub.co.uk/

A collection of articles, web links, tutorials, concepts......

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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #159 on: October 08, 2016, 09:39:44 PM »

cheers for the link C-3PO, just about to order one for play and my next build.
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Re: ARDUINO any one?
« Reply #160 on: October 12, 2016, 04:42:10 PM »

Now thats a good link 3po, I'll spend the evening going through it. :embarrassed:
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