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Forum: Home Cockpits 02-11-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By [FSF]Ian
Chinese 1610 CNC: a beginner's one week journey

Hi everyone.
I had a week of vacation last week. The plan was to work on the next DCS-BIOS version and answer forum questions about the current version. But no plan survives first contact with the...
Forum: Home Cockpits 02-01-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,602
Posted By [FSF]Ian
When the mega is powering up and sees data on the...

When the mega is powering up and sees data on the serial port pins, it will try to interpret it as a program to be uploaded. In that case, it can get stuck in bootloader mode -- it does not time out...
Forum: Home Cockpits 01-26-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By [FSF]Ian
What the "best" controller board is depends on...

What the "best" controller board is depends on your application.
There is a spectrum that ranges from buying off the shelf hardware (costs a little more, but you get a turnkey solution) to writing...
Forum: Home Cockpits 01-26-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By [FSF]Ian
You can configure DCS to put a copy of a display...

You can configure DCS to put a copy of a display on a second monitor, so you can grab it from there. This works out of the box for the two MFCDs, and with some editing of Lua files for most of the...
Forum: Home Cockpits 01-25-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Looks like it would, at least these guys use a...

Looks like it would, at least these guys use a 320x240 display....
Forum: Home Cockpits 01-23-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By [FSF]Ian
DisplayLink is definitely the way to go for high...

DisplayLink is definitely the way to go for high resolutions. This board could probably handle a 480x320 display (for the SSD1289 the EZ-USB has to slow down a bit to meet the timing requirements),...
Forum: Home Cockpits 01-23-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By [FSF]Ian
A low-cost way to attach a small TFT display module over USB

I finally got some time to tinker again.

The following video shows a 320x240 TFT display module attached to a Cypress EZ-USB FX2LP development board:

CR3P_hcwKTM

The software and wiring...
Forum: Home Cockpits 01-06-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By [FSF]Ian
I don't know why the link does not work anymore,...

I don't know why the link does not work anymore, it might have been broken when I changed the control reference to open in a new window instead of a tab to work with current versions of Google...
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-28-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Try "EPP_BATTERY_PWR 1" & vbLf I can't...

Try
"EPP_BATTERY_PWR 1" & vbLf

I can't remember if VB 6 supports escape sequences in string literals, and from a quick Google search it looks like it doesn't.

And thanks for the trip down...
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-24-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Try the following code. I don't have a LED...

Try the following code. I don't have a LED backpack to test with, but the Adafruit library had good examples and I verified that it compiles, so it probably works.
If the digits are displayed in the...
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-24-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Do you have a datasheet for your display? That...

Do you have a datasheet for your display? That should show you which pins correspond to which segments.

If you post a link to a datasheet, I can take a look and tell you how you have to wire it up.
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-23-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Unlike in the A-10C, the UHF Radio in the Huey...

Unlike in the A-10C, the UHF Radio in the Huey does not have any commands to directly set a dial to a specific position. It only has commands to increase and decrease the selector position, so that's...
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-23-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Just ignore the ratings. They are important if...

Just ignore the ratings. They are important if you want to switch mains voltage or large currents, but any switch ever made will be able to handle a few milliamps at 3.3 or 5 volts, which is what all...
Forum: Mission Builders' Corner 12-23-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,006
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Post your dcs.log. That usually includes an error...

Post your dcs.log. That usually includes an error message that points to the problem.
Forum: Mission Builders' Corner 12-22-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,006
Posted By [FSF]Ian
The instructions on GitHub tell you how to...

The instructions on GitHub tell you how to configure one of your two DCS installs to use a different Saved Games folder.

MiST refers to the Mission Scripting Tools, a very useful utility library...
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-18-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Your code snippet has to return a value to be...

Your code snippet has to return a value to be displayed in the Lua console.

If the value can be converted to JSON (i.e. it does not contain functions or userdata, and if it is a table, the keys...
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-16-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Yes, this is possible. 1. Figure out the...

Yes, this is possible.

1. Figure out the data format of the binary string (binary coded decimal? gray code? ...)
2. Read the value from the physical UHF radio from an Arduino sketch
3. In your...
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-20-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By [FSF]Ian
This problem can happen with Arduino libraries...

This problem can happen with Arduino libraries that still have (unused) debugging code left in them that uses the serial port.

Open the code files for the SevenSegmentTM1637 library and comment...
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-19-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Your switch contacts are probably bouncing. See...

Your switch contacts are probably bouncing. See here for a solution:
https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3289394&postcount=2
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-18-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By [FSF]Ian
That is correct. The protocol that I am...

That is correct.

The protocol that I am using over the RS-485 bus has some tight timing requirements. Because of that, I had to simplify the code that looks at the incoming export data. It only...
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-11-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By [FSF]Ian
Your mechanical switch is likely bouncing. ...

Your mechanical switch is likely bouncing.

Right now there isn't a really good way to do proper per-control debouncing in the DCS-BIOS Arduino library, but here's a crude but effective way to do...
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By [FSF]Ian
newValue[0] is the first character of that...

newValue[0] is the first character of that string. If you pass that to a function that expects a number, it will just display the ASCII value of that character.

If you use the "print" function...
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-07-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,885
Posted By [FSF]Ian
The switch statement in C++ jumps to the first...

The switch statement in C++ jumps to the first 'case' statement that matches and starts executing the code there. It then continues executing statements within the same switch...case construct until...
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-07-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By [FSF]Ian
The one in the original post (invite code...

The one in the original post (invite code 29mF3Xn) is listed with an infinite lifetime in my discord app. Which Link did you use?
Forum: Home Cockpits 11-06-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By [FSF]Ian
A continuous rotation servo motor will need some...

A continuous rotation servo motor will need some form of additional position feedback (such as a separate rotary encoder on the same shaft) to make a closed loop control. It makes the mechanical...
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