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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by mstrens » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:47 am

oXs take care of 2 types of Arduino : 5V 16Mhz and 3.3V 8 Mhz.
The selection is done in the Arduino IDE as Kalle123 said.


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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by RightRudder » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:35 pm

so the compiler gets the information about the target board from the IDE and sets the right timer load values based on compile time switches set somewhere in the code?

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by mstrens » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:28 am

In fact, based on your selected hardware, IDE defines some parameters that can be used/tested in the code.
E.g. in file oXs_out_frsky.h you have this code :

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  #if F_CPU == 20000000L   // 20MHz clock 
    // Sinan: Not tested                                                     
    #define TICKS2COUNTSPORT         348  // Ticks between two bits.
    #define TICKS2WAITONESPORT       348  // Wait one bit period.
    #define TICKS2WAITONE_HALFSPORT  520    // Wait one and a half bit period.
  #elif F_CPU == 16000000L  // 16MHz clock                                                  
    #define TICKS2COUNTSPORT         278  // Ticks between two bits.
    #define TICKS2WAITONESPORT       278  // Wait one bit period.
    #define TICKS2WAITONE_HALFSPORT  416    // Wait one and a half bit period.
  #elif F_CPU == 8000000L   // 8MHz clock
    // Assumes a 8MHz clock                                                   
    #define TICKS2COUNTSPORT         139  // Ticks between two bits.
    #define TICKS2WAITONESPORT       139  // Wait one bit period.
    #define TICKS2WAITONE_HALFSPORT  208    // Wait one and a half bit period.
  #else
    #error Unsupported clock speed
  #endif

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by RightRudder » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:56 pm

Ahhh yes this is exactly what I was concerned about. This makes life so easy for us with limited knowledge. I was afraid I would have to go digging in the code for those definitions and change the timer load values to use a different clock speed. I see that even 20MHz is a possibility. Thanks for helping me learn more about how the arduino IDE works!

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by pierrotm777 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:44 pm

Nice idea. I follow this project.


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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by Kilrah » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:28 pm

It's been inactive for 2 years.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by mstrens » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 pm

I am sorry but the developper of the configurator has stopped supporting his tool.
So, the remaining solution is to edit manually the 2 files oXs_config_basic.h and oXs_config_advanced.h

If this is to difficult, you can explain which sensors/protocol you want and I can make the config files for you.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by jhsa » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:22 pm

Still, it is really a shame. I did love this tool :(

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by kalle123 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:42 am

jhsa wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Still, it is really a shame. I did love this tool :(

João
Get used to
... edit manually the 2 files oXs_config_basic.h and oXs_config_advanced.h
You will love that way too ;)

br KH (who could search on backup HDDs here for a copy of that Configurator and post it here :mrgreen: )

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by kalle123 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:37 am

Hi João.

Found a copy and it is still working ... :lol:

I bit obsolete, but never mind.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by MikeB » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:38 am

Was the source code of this ever published?

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by kalle123 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:37 am

Mike, that is, what I found here.

Might have a look. It was written in java ...

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by jhsa » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:31 am

kalle123 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:42 am


Get used to
How do you think I do it?? :D
You will love that way too ;)
No I don't :mrgreen: I prefered the configurator by far.
And it would make life easier to users that never had contact with programming, and people like myself that can't do math :mrgreen:
The configurator did some of the calculations for us..

Editing the config file will NEVER be the same as inserting the values in a dedicated app. So, how can I love editing a config file? Easy answer, I don't.. :mrgreen:

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by kalle123 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:22 pm

So no use to cheer you up, then.

But João, I am used to do the configuration in the config file, but I hate it being split up in basic and advanced ;)

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by jhsa » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:41 pm

kalle123 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:22 pm
So no use to cheer you up, then.
:mrgreen: looool :mrgreen:
But João, I am used to do the configuration in the config file, but I hate it being split up in basic and advanced ;)
Well, what I can say is that sometimes I do find myself switching from one to the other trying to find where the options I need are. I guess developers have a much different idea of what the expression "User Friendly" means :mrgreen:
So, we can always help them by suggesting improvements to the projects, and it is a nice way of participating in those projects as well.. ;) :) The configurator was actually an wonderful addition to the oXs. I hope someone pick the project up from where it was left.
Another great tool for both Ersky9x and OpenTX is the great voice files creator TTSAutomate.. This one is being maintained of course.. :)

I confess, it has been a while since last time I built an oXs, but I have a couple new gliders, and I will have to build a couple varios for them.
I have been busy with some other projects.. One of them is called WORK :shock: :o :evil: :twisted:

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OpenXsensor and D8R-11.

Post by Endorphin » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:19 am

Suncoaster wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:10 pm
D6FR.jpg
........................
I have an arduino nano. I hope to be able to use this to build an tachometer (RPM sensor) for my CDI engine. My tx. is a FrSky Taranis X9D Plus.
Do I use the same connections as in the diagram for the D6FR receiver above?
If so, what is the size of the capacitor please?

Edit: Oopps, the .jpg did not copy. No post numbers............so, please refer to the picture in the post top of the page #6.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by kalle123 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:30 am

These are the remarks REV sensor:
**** 7 - RPM (rotations per minute) sensor settings (optional) ***************************************************************************
* It is possible to measure RPM using a sensor connected to pin ICP (=PB0, = pin 8) of OXS.
* This sensor must provide a level change (0 - Vcc) on this pin each time a blade passes in front of it.
* The number of blades has to be defined in PULSES_PER_ROTATION except for Frsky protocol (OpenTx, ...) where it is supposed to be done on Tx side only (so this parameter is discarded for Frsky prtocol).
* It is also possible to build a small PCB board that will provide pulsed when connected on a brushless wire.
* To activate this function, put YES instead of NO in line #define CALCULATE_RPM .
* Note: The digital pin 8 (PB0/ICP) is the only one to be used to measure RPM.
* for Frsky protocol, the value calculated by oXs is in Hertz (and not in roration per minute) and the conversion is done by the TX
************************************************************************************************************************
#define CALCULATE_RPM NO
#define PULSES_PER_ROTATION 2
so what you need, is a converter to a level change (0 - Vcc). This can be done with a magneto and a hall sensor. How to take a pulse from the CDI ignition, I can not say. I am using bl-motors.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by Endorphin » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:52 am

Very basic question, apologies in advance:

What function does the configurator perform?
Does it provide an interface between the users desktop and a connected Arduino device?

Jim.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by mstrens » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:07 am

It is a program that run on you pc that allows you in an easy way to generate the config files.
So it avoid to edit manually the files oXs_config_basic.h and oXs_config_advanced.h.

Compilation and flashing must still be done using the Arduino IDE.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by mstrens » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:08 am

Please note that some one reported a bug in the files being generated and I have not yet fixed it.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by Endorphin » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:52 am

mstrens wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:07 am
It is a program that run on you pc that allows you in an easy way to generate the config files.
So it avoid to edit manually the files oXs_config_basic.h and oXs_config_advanced.h.

Compilation and flashing must still be done using the Arduino IDE.
Very good, thanks for the answer.
I am trying to find the linux version to download and install.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by mstrens » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:16 am

It runs under python 3.
So I expect it should run on linux but I never tried it.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by Endorphin » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:37 am

Is it easier to install this application in Win7?
I still have a functional partition on one of my computers with Win7 installed and still operational.
I will try that if it is easier.
I am stuck with the "compile from source" task. Not able to do it.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by mstrens » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:35 am

With windows it is easy because there is just an exe that contains all. Just run the exe.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by Endorphin » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:58 pm

Ok. I will try that.
Or I will install an Win emulator.............Wine or something............in my much preferred Linux Mint OS.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by kalle123 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:40 am

What a fuss.

Just run it in your preferred LM.

This is LM 19.3.
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Do a

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sudo apt install python3-tk
in terminal to install the missing thinker package and then run the Configurator.

br KH

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by Endorphin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 am

Thanks KH, I will give it a go.
I am having no success in flashing an arduino nano with openXsensor manually!

Edit:
I did download the file and extract it. However, it would not open in terminal. (OXS_Configurator_v2.1_linux)
How did you install it please?

Jim.

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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by kalle123 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:37 am

Jim, did you

- download the oXs zip package from here and unpack it? https://github.com/openXsensor/openXsensor

You should see those folders Image

- install this package here ? Any error messages?

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sudo apt install python3-tk
- then do, what you see in that pic here and the program starts. You must be in subfolder 'Python 37 Sources'


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Re: OpenXsensor Configurator

Post by Endorphin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:20 pm

Kalle,

Thanks for going to the trouble to post all the instructions. However, I still cannot get it to install in terminal.
I will attach a screenshot of where I got up to.
Sorry about this...........perhaps I should give up trying?

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