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by s_mack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)

MikeB wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Be careful, there seems to be a problem with editing posts with more than one existing attachment at present.

Mike
Oh? What is the issue? It seems to have worked?

And then it didn't lol. I see what you mean.
by s_mack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)

OK, I've uploaded the files. However, I used a program that most of you are probably not familiar with. I know most hobbyists use Eagle, but I've never been fond of it. My preference is DipTrace. It does have a free version, but it is limited to 300 pins and this project is well beyond that. There i...
by s_mack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)

I'm terribly sorry, I completely forgot to update with the layout files. I'll do that in a few minutes. I'll update the first post.
by s_mack
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Blank screen after flashing opentx
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Blank screen after flashing opentx

Matzeeg3, did you go through the troubleshooting items I posted?

My guess is you didn't have the radio on. Flashing an unpowered target can erase it, but not program it.
by s_mack
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Blank screen after flashing opentx
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Blank screen after flashing opentx

ReSt wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:19 pm
At least. don't use the -F option, because that probably will brick your radio

Reinhard
Generally very good advice. NEVER use the -F option!

However, in this case, it can't cause a problem because a connection to the target doesn't exist :) It can't solve the issue either, so NEVER USE IT!
by s_mack
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Blank screen after flashing opentx
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Blank screen after flashing opentx

That error, "Target doesn't answer", is covered on the product page under the FAQ tab... relevant section pasted below: AVRDUDE Error: Target doesn't answer This error indicates a problem between the programmer and the 9X. It has nothing to do with the USB connection to the computer. It is generally...
by s_mack
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Blank screen after flashing opentx
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Blank screen after flashing opentx

Please provide the exact error.
by s_mack
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Mods
Topic: Problem with Taranis gimbals.
Replies: 43
Views: 1890

Re: Problem with Taranis gimbals.

I really wish I could help, I do. But there's absolutely no stock. I can provide whatever information you may need for a repair attempt, in terms of diagrams, part numbers, etc.
by s_mack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)

All true. The uploaded schematic is the "as-built" version and includes no subsequent corrections. Thanks for pointing that out.
by s_mack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)

Weird. I tried again and it still didn't. Is it on this post?

Nope. Dangit... what's going on?

Edit: OK, I think I got it working. I had to add a 2nd file and then the first showed up. Weird.
by s_mack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)

Schematic attached to the original post. What do people want? Bill of materials? Layout files? I used Diptrace to make them but I don't think very many people use that. Most people seem to use Eagle.
by s_mack
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

9Xtreme being released to the public domain (opensource)

With Mike B's blessing, I will be soon releasing the complete files for the 9Xtreme to the public domain so customers can better repair damaged units or build a new one. I intended to already have this done, but I've been busy with other things. I'm putting this post here as a placeholder and I will...
by s_mack
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: SP basic rev 1.1
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: SP basic rev 1.1

The Spbasic is just a purpose built usbasp programmer, so any tutorial on flashing firmware to your 9x is relevant. I'm sorry, I'm on the road now, otherwise I would post a link to one. But Google "how to flash er9x" (or opentx).
by s_mack
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: SMARTIEPARTS PROGRAMMER
Topic: Flysky Telemtry
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Flysky Telemtry

He's got the TelemetrEZ. I sent him here because I wasn't sure if it worked with FlySky telemetry. I wasn't aware they only had rx and no tx to go with it!
by s_mack
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 9152

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

Sales are too slow. There won't be another batch. I'm not even making the minimums that the warehouse requires, so I'm getting hit with significant storage fees now. I suggest getting them while you can. ps. "upgraded" was going to be a couple of very minor changes unnoticed by most, so not sure wha...
by s_mack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 182
Views: 33128

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

I'd personally bet money on it.

Then again, I had Clinton so whatever.
by s_mack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 182
Views: 33128

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

From my experience with Chinese marketing... there's not necessarily a reason to believe they are different chips or that they found a problem and switched. The different markings are most likely indicative of there being multiple manufacturers/factories working from the same reference design. For m...
by s_mack
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9xtrem burnt ..how? Don't know but wanna repair...please help
Replies: 35
Views: 4047

Re: 9xtrem burnt ..how? Don't know but wanna repair...please help

Battery plugged in backwards? I'll get you some info shortly on the components involved.
by s_mack
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 182
Views: 33128

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

The original chip was Atmega64A-AU. At some point last year they started mixing in Atmega128A-AU - probably going with whatever was available since they weren't utilizing the extra benefits the 128 offers. I'm sure I have extras of both chips in my office, but I've not been able to find them (what a...
by s_mack
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 182
Views: 33128

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

Great! Can you send me a message through this link?
by s_mack
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 182
Views: 33128

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

I already ordered 3. One from HK USA-W warehouse a couple of weeks ago. It had Atmel. Another from HK International warehouse. Same... Atmel. But that was in August. I ordered another from the International warehouse on the 30th. I tried asking them to send me one with the new chip but HK staff had ...
by s_mack
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 182
Views: 33128

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

I disagree with that logic entirely. I'm not saying your conclusion is wrong (and certainly "precaution" is absolutely valid)... just the entire logic it is based on. Look at what you said: - Mike found documentation for *some other* clone for *some other* Atmel device that showed differences. That ...
by s_mack
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.
Replies: 182
Views: 33128

Re: Problem with last new Hobbyking Turnigy 9X transmiters.

From everything I've read... at best we have circumstantial evidence. Every single report is unsubstantiated. There have been DOZENS of "intermittent switches" and reboots and etc etc on genuine Atmel chips too. Because some people have bad switches, bad power, or (usually) bad logic and attribute a...
by s_mack
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Solved - LCD not working
Replies: 39
Views: 4324

Re: 9Xtreme not working

In my experience, Zadig is a cause of USB problems, not a resolution for them. It should be entirely unnecessary for the 9Xtreme anyway, as the drivers it provides are not related to it. However, it does install some generic base level USB drivers that should be in EVERY modern system, so perhaps yo...
by s_mack
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Solved - LCD not working
Replies: 39
Views: 4324

Re: 9Xtreme not working

When you say "Eurgle branded", my first thought... is it a V1 circuit board? I don't really hear the Eurgle name much anymore since the first years of the 9X's release. From the FAQ: Regardless of what the seller of your radio told you, there's no way to know what version your board is until you ope...
by s_mack
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 9152

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

I thought they were pretty good quality! I was impressed with them. The adhesive comes in a bagillion varieties so perhaps it wasn't the best one for the application (although the majority of feedback was that there was no issue).
by s_mack
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme not working after flash
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: 9Xtreme not working after flash

Steve - I may not have conveyed it ideally too - my apologies if that was the case. Apologies not necessary. I did clean all contact pads and the push pins on the 9XT board, and that's actually when I stopped getting any LED response when I turned the tx on./quote]Ok, so that leads me to a question...
by s_mack
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme not working after flash
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: 9Xtreme not working after flash

After reading your post here, I think I misunderstood what you were saying originally in our email discussion. From that discussion, I believed your firmware was corrupted as it sounded like the USB connection failed mid-update. But that's not what it sounds like you are describing here. I still sus...
by s_mack
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?
Replies: 51
Views: 9152

Re: 9Xtreme V2? Or Discontinued?

I appreciate that. Regarding the reverse polarity... you may be surprised at how many of the 1000pcs went to replacing blown up units :) Regarding sales, risk, etc... it is an expensive product to make and the problem is that 1000pcs is kind of a minimum order. If sales continued at the same pace we...

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