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by Iksbob
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option

mbanzi wrote:Image
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by Iksbob
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

If you want the encoder to protrude slightly from the front of the radio, shave just a little off the ends of the mounting posts (the ones for the original button frame) on the front half of the radio before installation. Should work the same with either the hard or soft-wired approach.
by Iksbob
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Well, there's 16 pins between the two PCBs, and 4 more for the encoder/select button, totaling 20 wires if it were connected exactly the same as the hard-soldered method. Looking at your pics earlier, I saw at least one wire that served no purpose - leading to an empty section of ground plane.
by Iksbob
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

More likely, you have one or more misconnected wires. Find a copy of the datasheet for the encoder and look at the electrical connections. If you join the common connections (assuming that will work on the sky9x board), you will only need 8 wires: 4 directions, 2 encoder, 1 select, 1 ground.
by Iksbob
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

SkyNorth wrote:This is the electrical connections to the menu keys for ersky board rev B
That'll do. On the pic I marked up above, the top and left (with respect to the image) jumpers are needed.
by Iksbob
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

jhsa wrote:for the stock board we don't need any jumpers, right? also that is a stock board on your video?
Right, and yes.
by Iksbob
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

kaos wrote:are those 4 pins needed at all?
They provide mechanical support, and in the case of the pin pairs that need jumpers (for the sky9X board), they are also electrical connections.
by Iksbob
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

I'm not sure which two, but it will be two of these:
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by Iksbob
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Ah, yes. The top two legs and the bottom two legs of each stock tactile switch are electrically bridged together. Soldering a jumper wire between each of the corresponding pin pairs would be the surest way to get it right. In the interest of moders' sanity, it should only be neccessary to bridge the...
by Iksbob
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: er9x
Topic: Stock/er9x Rotary Encoder
Replies: 162
Views: 51528

Re: Stock/er9x Rotary Encoder

For those interested in the directional button replacement, I shot some video of PCB prep and installation. I haven't gotten around to any real editing yet, so it's an hour and 10 minutes - no audio, so put on your favorite music album and/or skip around. It's HD, so if you're having a hard time see...
by Iksbob
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Alright. I shot some video of PCB prep and installation. I haven't gotten around to any real editing yet, so it's an hour and 10 minutes - no audio, so put on your favorite music album. It's HD, so if you're having a hard time seeing what's going on, flip to a higher quality setting and go fullscree...
by Iksbob
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Clivew wrote:Now, how about a straightforward pdf file of the pcb anyone?
Something like this?
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9882625/wheelBoard2.pdf
by Iksbob
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

can you explain further? The stock buttons have 4 leads - one at each corner. These leads are connected together internally in two pairs, with the switch contacts between the pairs. The stock 9X board has traces that mirror these internal connections - they're redundant really. Since the stock boar...
by Iksbob
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Crucial wrote:I think I am going to have to try and get a hacksaw blade in between the 2 boards.
I worry about the stress that will put on the boards. Maybe a dremel with the largest cut-off wheel you can find? The quick-release wheels are bigger than the usual screw-on ones.
by Iksbob
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

That was my first suspicion. IIRC, the pads for the encoder should go up (away from the rounded corners of the main PCB) and toward the middle. Flipping it around 180 doesn't work because the directional buttons share a common terminal - you end up with all the button I/O lines tied together.
by Iksbob
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Removing the pushbuttons tends to be easier and have better results if you commit yourself to destroying them (rather than keep them in reusable condition) before you actually start. That is, clip each button's legs between the PCB and button body, then remove the body. From there you can work on re...
by Iksbob
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

I found that I didn't like the depth of the encoder so I added a 1.32 plywood spacer in between the encoder and the circuit board. Alternatively, you can carefully cut the tabs off the board (it may be necessary to slightly notch into the main circle of the PCB) so it clears the screw posts on the ...
by Iksbob
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Right, but such functionality might be included in a not-too-distant firmware update.
by Iksbob
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

The inclusion of a rotary encoder should make "virtual" input channels fairly easy. That is, input value(s) that aren't ADC conversions, but rather a simple counter in code, similar to a trim value. The value would be incremented or decremented with the rotary encoder, and the user could switch betw...
by Iksbob
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

I'm gathering its a matter of having a 3-pin header and traces going to 3 of the unused gpio? 4-pin header: 3 GPIO and ground. Pull-up resistors on the GPIO lines (10K should do, or just use uC internal pull-ups). Some kind of de-bounce circuit wouldn't hurt but probably isn't entirely necessary - ...
by Iksbob
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

kaos wrote:Looks like a piece of comtemporary art work to me. :)
There's a thought. Maybe I should start making my board designs as convoluted as possible, and open a gallery.
by Iksbob
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Mods
Topic: Rotary encoder hardware options
Replies: 20
Views: 7203

Re: Rotary encoder hardware options

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by Iksbob
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Mods
Topic: Rotary encoder hardware options
Replies: 20
Views: 7203

Re: Rotary encoder hardware options

The "Roulette Wheel" Encoder (name coined by MojoMaestro) This approach replaces the stock 4-way navigation buttons to the left of the display with a C&K Components TSWB-3N-CB222 7-function tact and scroll wheel, aka the roulette wheel. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9882625/naviWheel_0587.jpg This wheel...
by Iksbob
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Mods
Topic: Rotary encoder hardware options
Replies: 20
Views: 7203

Rotary encoder hardware options

Hey folks. The goal of this thread is to get some of the forum discussion re: the hardware side of rotary encoder mods into a more condensed and readable form. I'll start off by describing what a rotary encoder is for those that are unfamiliar with them. In short, it's an electronic component that l...
by Iksbob
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

jhsa wrote:maybe someone could put the relevant info on one thread?
I guess I'll go kick that one off with info on the roulette wheel.
by Iksbob
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

cre8tiveleo wrote:How about seperating stock board discussion from sky9x board discussion
Alright, so long as you keep your snarky, unconstructive comments out of my co-processor thread.
by Iksbob
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

I've been tinkering with a hardware design for a 'mega168-based TWI IO expander. Reading through the first few pages of the voice on stock board thread, it looks like people there were thinking along the same lines. Guess I'll spend some time today reading through those 38 pages and see where they ...
by Iksbob
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

I've been tinkering with a hardware design for a 'mega168-based TWI IO expander. Thinking about it now, it's got a lot in common with arduino boards... Maybe I'll just start with an I2C patch-in jumper board thing for the right gimbal/trim switch connector (would only work for mega64 boards, or thos...
by Iksbob
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Sounds like you have a business opportunity knocking at your door, Hippo. If you can make boards for less than $3 a piece, I don't see why anyone would want unfinished etched boards. Heck, I might even order a few.
by Iksbob
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: Sky9x Rotary Encoder Option
Replies: 442
Views: 132801

Re: Sky9x Rotaty Encoder Option

Ideas? Fill the space with hot glue? ^_^ Liberal application of flux will let the solder run up through the holes on the '9X board (they're through-plated) and cover the pad on the front side, providing support. I kind of doubt it's necessary though. There's 16 posts and the adapter PCB to keep eve...

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