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    Sticky: yick. Sticking with the usb-to-configure can...

    yick.

    Sticking with the usb-to-configure can set it to .5 no problemo. Or with the OLED its also easy to do .5 bps increments
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    Sticky: Okay have the buttons board under control....

    Okay have the buttons board under control. Although my test-frame is a bit crowded. I am definitly going to need someone who is NOT me and has the ability to machine a something-like-custom frame for...
  3. Okay I'll see what I can do, but .1ms increments?...

    Okay I'll see what I can do, but .1ms increments? Maybe a "plus .1ms" register? On the other hand its easy enough to set with the software.
  4. Thread: Quadcopter build

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    I've more or less settled on the Tarot 650 for...

    I've more or less settled on the Tarot 650 for the 'big' one, at this point I am planning to get two, one smallish one for experiemting, and then the bigger one for heavy lift.
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    Sticky: Replacement Dragon arrived today, wired it up and...

    Replacement Dragon arrived today, wired it up and it works just fine. Un-bricked the boards and spent the evening re-hammering the bootloader and bootload_loader out (the second is a program with the...
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    So its pretty clear that whatever I end up doing...

    So its pretty clear that whatever I end up doing I'm going to need some automated antenna-pointing. Since directional antennas are the only way to fly any kind of long distance.

    Just about...
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    I think my maximum takeoff weight will be around...

    I think my maximum takeoff weight will be around 1.7kg, I am hoping a useful payload of at least half that, but will have to see what the efficiencies are. I need to tune motors and props in hover...
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    Sticky: Managed to drop a blob of solder on my Dragon HV...

    Managed to drop a blob of solder on my Dragon HV programmer. $60 down the tubes.. ordered another one priority from Digi-Key, but that doesn't keep me from developing. I have a release candidate for...
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    Doing a bunch more research. I am definitly going...

    Doing a bunch more research. I am definitly going with 1.2Ghz for visual telemetry, good news the gear is not THAT expensive.. bad news is I need an amatuer radio licence to use it.

    Good thing I...
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    Sticky: re-familiarized myself with the bootloader code...

    re-familiarized myself with the bootloader code and pretty sure things are back to where I left them off. pretty sure because despite my best efforts, I still pooched the bootloader-loader when I...
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    Sticky: I did not know they had released one! I will look...

    I did not know they had released one! I will look into that, but it seems they still have a maximum speed of 8mhz internal so I will need the external clock, the USB implementation requires a 12mhz...
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    Quadcopter build

    Not sure where to put this, or if it goes anywhere here at all.

    I wanna build a quadcopter, surprised it took this long for me to decide to. I have a couple other project going right now but I...
  13. .1 ms dwell fidelity? I.. guess.. but are there...

    .1 ms dwell fidelity? I.. guess.. but are there really solenoids that respond to that level of control? That is not a simple thing to jackhammer in at this point.
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    Sticky: So evidently Visual Studio 2013 DEPRECATED mbs...

    So evidently Visual Studio 2013 DEPRECATED mbs based MFC apps.

    everyone get that? :)

    Means all code compiled under Visual Studio must be wide-character compliant (16-bit characters that include...
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    Sticky: what I got cooking tonite

    So a lot of interesting developments.

    I have been majorly roadblocked by some versioning problems, rather than try to solve them exaclty with the units that are out there, I am going to assume...
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    Sticky: hehe okay well I'm working on it now, first batch...

    hehe okay well I'm working on it now, first batch will be ready soon.
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    Sticky: Of course. I've been completely slammed with work...

    Of course. I've been completely slammed with work and have not had time to dedicate to finishing this project up. Our game was at E3 and for a small company that's kind of a big deal. Big deal =...
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    Sticky: Got it in and LOVE it.. digital sampling does the...

    Got it in and LOVE it.. digital sampling does the same job as my 10x expander but with cursors and far clearer. Spent the evening just playing with it. When I finally need to replace this one I'll...
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    Sticky: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tektronix-2230-Oscilloscop...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tektronix-2230-Oscilloscope-with-leads-and-Guide-No-Reserve-/261444000476?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=84EJS8YoQye0q1MX7LAhqUywqZ4%253D&orig_...
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    Sticky: DAMNIT.. DAMNIT DAMNIT DAMNIT. Went to test...

    DAMNIT.. DAMNIT DAMNIT DAMNIT.

    Went to test out some bus activity and my 'scope was broken! They busted off the trigger level knob! I can still use it but the function is smashed.. only the most...
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    Sticky: Fortunately I do not suffer from migraines, just...

    Fortunately I do not suffer from migraines, just want light!

    Stopping by Home Depot on the way home from work today to find something like what you describe, to be honest I hadn;t looked yet.
    ...
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    Sticky: Sat down and got to work, turns out I...

    Sat down and got to work, turns out I forgot/lost/never-had one of my prototyping boxes in the move. pain in the butt. Most of that stuff I can buy/do without but the alligator clips .. grr.. going...
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    Sticky: Sure would. Okay so you all know the deal, my...

    Sure would.

    Okay so you all know the deal, my career took me to Las Vegas, and the thing about getting a new job in a very senior position is making sure you prove in the first 3 months that the...
  24. Sorry that software was after I stopped working...

    Sorry that software was after I stopped working with Bob, and I don't know anything about it :(
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    Sticky: Oh I'm still here! Just got done from unpacking...

    Oh I'm still here! Just got done from unpacking my electronics gear and I should be back in the swing soon. In fact I'll post a video when I get the chance.
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