Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

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08 Apr 2016 21:45 - 08 Apr 2016 21:47 #46131 by HappyHarry
Replied by HappyHarry on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

mwm wrote:

7e is just so nice to carry and comfortable light controller, many love it!! And deviation is fantastic!


But it's no smaller and far less capable than a 6S. Which makes me think that most people love it because it's cheap.


yep it's cheap :D, and when comparing to the 6S more importantly it's still available.

my only worry with the disappearance of the 7e and/or the standard mixer in future development is that with the lack of it people will instead of choosing a devo 10 will go for something like a 9xr pro with a multiprotocol board. which will be comparable in cost to a modded up 7e and less cost than a modded up devo 10 (or they may even a go for a FlySky/Hobbyking FS-T6/TGY-i6 which looks to be shaping up to be the opentx '7e'). because afais most use deviation due to the multiple protocols, and thanks to PB's multimodule work which was then taken on and modded by midelic's great work in the multiprotocol board it's not the only game in town anymore.

and i know you've said before loosing community doesn't really bother you but imo the community are the heart of projects like this. i just hope that most feel up to making an ultimate 7e like others have done and i'm planning to do :)
Last edit: 08 Apr 2016 21:47 by HappyHarry.

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08 Apr 2016 22:05 #46133 by victzh
Replied by victzh on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
There are also people with smaller hands and children who would like to have such nice transmitter.

Availability of 6s and visibility of color screen in daylight are also factors.

Nobody likes hardware limitations of Devo 7E and we praise PhracturedBlue for devising such a nice scheme. It's not developer's pet, we'd prefer it to have more ROM.

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08 Apr 2016 23:18 #46142 by mwm
Replied by mwm on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

HappyHarry wrote:

mwm wrote:

7e is just so nice to carry and comfortable light controller, many love it!! And deviation is fantastic!


But it's no smaller and far less capable than a 6S. Which makes me think that most people love it because it's cheap.


yep it's cheap :D, and when comparing to the 6S more importantly it's still available.


They're still available, but hard enough to find that people keep track of the shops: www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2630954&highlight=devo

my only worry with the disappearance of the 7e and/or the standard mixer in future development is that with the lack of it people will instead of choosing a devo 10 will go for something like a 9xr pro with a multiprotocol board. which will be comparable in cost to a modded up 7e


I don't think the prices are comparable. Let's ignore the cost of the extra modules, since both solutions need that. The cost of a 7E is $50 to $60 SHIPPED. The cost of a TH9X is $80 or more from places with free shipping. You can get it for $60 (mode 1 only!?) or so from the HK china warehouse or $70 (either mode) from a US warehouse, but that doesn't include shipping. Shipping from the US warehouse (which usually gives me a better price than the China warehouse + shipping) is another $7. So it costs about 50% more than a 7E.

And it's not as good a transmitter. The 7E has better gimbals (even though they aren't as good as the 6S), haptic feedback and telemetry out of the box. The TH9X can be modded for that, and the DIY module provides telemetry, but it's spotty compared to deviation. And the damn thing is still memory limited!

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09 Apr 2016 08:35 - 09 Apr 2016 08:38 #46156 by HappyHarry
Replied by HappyHarry on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

mwm wrote: I don't think the prices are comparable. Let's ignore the cost of the extra modules, since both solutions need that. The cost of a 7E is $50 to $60 SHIPPED. The cost of a TH9X is $80 or more from places with free shipping. You can get it for $60 (mode 1 only!?) or so from the HK china warehouse or $70 (either mode) from a US warehouse, but that doesn't include shipping. Shipping from the US warehouse (which usually gives me a better price than the China warehouse + shipping) is another $7. So it costs about 50% more than a 7E.

And it's not as good a transmitter. The 7E has better gimbals (even though they aren't as good as the 6S), haptic feedback and telemetry out of the box. The TH9X can be modded for that, and the DIY module provides telemetry, but it's spotty compared to deviation. And the damn thing is still memory limited!


I was more comparing to the cost of a devo10 as that's the next entry point cost wise if the 7e is dropped, so comparing it to the 7e is moot really and the9xr pro is definitely less expensive than a d10, as for the gimbals I respectfully disagree, as I personally feel no difference between them, (in fact of my 3 'decent' tx's the only ones I do feel a difference with is my jr dsm9x).

but enough playing devils advocate, I've done very little for this project so the decision isn't mine to make. I'll just mod to an ult7e and compile my own binaries if needs be
Last edit: 09 Apr 2016 08:38 by HappyHarry.

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10 Apr 2016 09:18 #46252 by Richard96816
Replied by Richard96816 on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

mwm wrote:
They're [Devo 6s] still available, but hard enough to find that people keep track of the shops: www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2630954&highlight=devo


Sounds like they've ceased production and are selling off remaining stock. Soon to be extinct.

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12 Apr 2016 22:25 - 12 Apr 2016 23:48 #46389 by SirDomsen
Replied by SirDomsen on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
Hi,

I'm recently trying to add switches to the Devo F4. I think trainer port should be the same as on Devo7e.

What I want to add:
- 2 3-way switches
- 3 2-way switches

All are connected to an Arduino Pro mini (5V, 328, 16MHz)

This is my Sketch:
// Devo 7e PPM input
// For use with Arduino Nano V3.0
// Based on sketch by Ian Johnston

// Analog pin assignments
/*
int AI_Pin_A1 = 2;    // potentiometer #1 pin
int AI_Pin_A2 = 3;    // potentiometer #2 pin
int AI_Raw_A1;        // Analog In raw var - 0->1023....
int AI_Raw_A2;
int A1_uS = 750;      // potentiometer #1 us
int A2_uS = 750;      // potentiometer #2 us
*/
int sw1_uS = 750;     // 3-way switch #1 us
int sw2_uS = 750;     // 3-way switch #2 us
int sw3_uS = 750;     // 2-way switch #1 us
int sw4_uS = 750;     // 2-way switch #2 us
int sw5_uS = 750;     // 2-way switch #3 us


int Fixed_uS = 300;       // PPM frame fixed LOW phase
int pulseMin = 750;       // pulse minimum width minus start in uS
int pulseMax = 1700;      // pulse maximum width in uS

// Digital pin assignments
int outPinPPM = 10;     // PPM out
int inPinD2 = 2;        // 3-way switch #1 pin for position 1. Positions 1 and 3 combine for middle position.
int inPinD3 = 3;        // 3-way switch #1 pin for position 3
int inPinD4 = 4;        // 3-way switch #2 pin for position 1
int inPinD5 = 5;        // 3-way switch #2 pin for position 3
int inPinD6 = 6;        // 2-way switch #1 pin for on
int inPinD7 = 7;        // 2-way switch #2 pin for on
int inPinD8 = 8;        // 2-way switch #3 pin for on

ISR(TIMER1_COMPA_vect) {
    ppmoutput(); // Jump to ppmoutput subroutine
}

void setup() {
  
  pinMode(outPinPPM, OUTPUT);   // sets the digital pin as output
  pinMode(inPinD2, INPUT);      // sets the digital pin as input
  digitalWrite(inPinD2, HIGH);  // turn on pull-up resistor
  pinMode(inPinD3, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD3, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD4, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD4, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD5, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD5, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD6, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD6, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD7, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD7, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD8, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD8, HIGH);
  
   // Setup timer
  TCCR1A = B00110001; // Compare register B used in mode '3'
  TCCR1B = B00010010; // WGM13 and CS11 set to 1
  TCCR1C = B00000000; // All set to 0
  TIMSK1 = B00000010; // Interrupt on compare B
  TIFR1  = B00000010; // Interrupt on compare B
  OCR1A = 22000; // 22mS PPM output refresh
  OCR1B = 1000;
}

void ppmoutput() { // PPM output sub routine
 /*
 // Channel 1 - Analog 1
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(A1_uS);  // Hold for A1_uS microseconds      

 // Channel 2 - Analog 2
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(A2_uS); // Hold for A2_uS microseconds
  */
// Channel 3 - 3-way switch #1
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw1_uS);     // Hold for sw1_uS microseconds 

// Channel 4 - 3-way switch #2
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw2_uS);     // Hold for sw2_uS microseconds

  // Channel 5 - 2-way switch #1
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw3_uS);     // Hold for sw3_uS microseconds

  // Channel 6 - 2-way switch #2
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw4_uS);     // Hold for sw4_uS microseconds

  // Channel 7 - 2-way switch #3
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw5_uS);     // Hold for sw5_uS microseconds

// Synchro pulse
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);  // Start Synchro pulse
}

void loop() { // Main loop

 /* Read analog pins
   AI_Raw_A1 = analogRead(AI_Pin_A1);
   AI_Raw_A2 = analogRead(AI_Pin_A2);
   
 // Map analog inputs to PPM rates for each of the channels
   A1_uS = AI_Raw_A1 + pulseMin;
   A2_uS = AI_Raw_A2 + pulseMin;

 // Potentiometer limits
  if (A1_uS <= 750) A1_uS = 750;     // Min
  if (A1_uS >= 1625) A1_uS = 1625;   // Max   
  if (A2_uS <= 750) A2_uS = 750;
  if (A2_uS >= 1625) A2_uS = 1625;
*/  
  
// 3-way switch #1
  if (digitalRead(inPinD2) == 0) 
 {
           sw1_uS = 750;
 }
  if ((digitalRead(inPinD2) == 1) && (digitalRead(inPinD3) == 1)) 
 {
           sw1_uS = 1190;                 // Center us, may need to adjust this  
 }
  if (digitalRead(inPinD3) == 0) {
           sw1_uS = 1625;   
 }

// 3-way switch #2

  if (digitalRead(inPinD4) == 0) 
 {
           sw2_uS = 750; 
 }
  if ((digitalRead(inPinD4) == 1) && (digitalRead(inPinD5) == 1))
 {
           sw2_uS = 1190;                 // Center us, may need to adjust this
 }
  if (digitalRead(inPinD5) == 0) 
 {
           sw2_uS = 1625; 
           
 }
 
// 2-way switch #1
   if (digitalRead(inPinD6) == 0)
   {        sw3_uS = 1625;  
   }    
   else 
   {        sw3_uS = 750;
   }

// 2-way switch #2
   if (digitalRead(inPinD7) == 0)
   {        sw4_uS = 1625;  
   }    
   else 
   {        sw4_uS = 750;
   }

// 2-way switch #3
   if (digitalRead(inPinD8) == 0)
   {        sw5_uS = 1625;  
   }    
   else 
   {        sw5_uS = 750;
   }      
}

I wired like this:
3-way switch #1: Pin1 D2
Pin2 GND
Pin3 D3
3 way switch #2: Pin1 D4
Pin2 GND
Pin3 D5
2 way switch #1 Pin 2 GND
Pin3 D6
2 way switch #2 Pin 2 GND
Pin3 D7
2 way switch #3 Pin 2 GND
Pin3 D8

PPM D10 --> Black wire on Trainer port (named as "Game-TX" on the board

When i try to get any input nothing happens

Sadly I have no scope, can't even see if something is coming out the Arduino

Could anyone have a look at my sketch and verify if it's OK?

Is the black cable at the Trainer port surely the right one? Its name confuses me...

Thanks in Advance!
Edit: Problem solved, my bad! Did not setup the TX properly ;)
Last edit: 12 Apr 2016 23:48 by SirDomsen.

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13 Apr 2016 11:04 #46410 by SirDomsen
Replied by SirDomsen on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
Now another question comes up.

Using the sketch from 1 post above, everything seems to work fine.

But what I'm wondering about: In the sketch, minPPM is 750uS, middle 1190 and max 1625. In the Devo PPM menu you can select channel middle, it is preselected to 1500. My switches work as they should, but WHY? Shouldn't the points be far too low? Are there some differences between the PPM timing in Arduino and in DEVIATION?

Would be nice if someone could explain that to me.

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13 Apr 2016 13:46 #46424 by Deal57
Replied by Deal57 on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
Um, as a former boss once told me, because that's what works ;) In the thread, pages 13-15 I think, we have some discussion around that. I don't think we really got to the whole reason.

Deviation Devo7e 3way switch mod, A7105, NRF24L01
Devo6s 2x2 switch mod, trim mod, haptic, multimodule, A7105, NRF24L01, CC2500
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17 Apr 2016 12:05 #46690 by Epitaph
Replied by Epitaph on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

SirDomsen wrote: Hi,

I'm recently trying to add switches to the Devo F4. I think trainer port should be the same as on Devo7e.

What I want to add:
- 2 3-way switches
- 3 2-way switches

All are connected to an Arduino Pro mini (5V, 328, 16MHz)

This is my Sketch:

// Devo 7e PPM input
// For use with Arduino Nano V3.0
// Based on sketch by Ian Johnston

// Analog pin assignments
/*
int AI_Pin_A1 = 2;    // potentiometer #1 pin
int AI_Pin_A2 = 3;    // potentiometer #2 pin
int AI_Raw_A1;        // Analog In raw var - 0->1023....
int AI_Raw_A2;
int A1_uS = 750;      // potentiometer #1 us
int A2_uS = 750;      // potentiometer #2 us
*/
int sw1_uS = 750;     // 3-way switch #1 us
int sw2_uS = 750;     // 3-way switch #2 us
int sw3_uS = 750;     // 2-way switch #1 us
int sw4_uS = 750;     // 2-way switch #2 us
int sw5_uS = 750;     // 2-way switch #3 us


int Fixed_uS = 300;       // PPM frame fixed LOW phase
int pulseMin = 750;       // pulse minimum width minus start in uS
int pulseMax = 1700;      // pulse maximum width in uS

// Digital pin assignments
int outPinPPM = 10;     // PPM out
int inPinD2 = 2;        // 3-way switch #1 pin for position 1. Positions 1 and 3 combine for middle position.
int inPinD3 = 3;        // 3-way switch #1 pin for position 3
int inPinD4 = 4;        // 3-way switch #2 pin for position 1
int inPinD5 = 5;        // 3-way switch #2 pin for position 3
int inPinD6 = 6;        // 2-way switch #1 pin for on
int inPinD7 = 7;        // 2-way switch #2 pin for on
int inPinD8 = 8;        // 2-way switch #3 pin for on

ISR(TIMER1_COMPA_vect) {
    ppmoutput(); // Jump to ppmoutput subroutine
}

void setup() {
  
  pinMode(outPinPPM, OUTPUT);   // sets the digital pin as output
  pinMode(inPinD2, INPUT);      // sets the digital pin as input
  digitalWrite(inPinD2, HIGH);  // turn on pull-up resistor
  pinMode(inPinD3, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD3, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD4, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD4, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD5, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD5, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD6, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD6, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD7, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD7, HIGH);
  pinMode(inPinD8, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(inPinD8, HIGH);
  
   // Setup timer
  TCCR1A = B00110001; // Compare register B used in mode '3'
  TCCR1B = B00010010; // WGM13 and CS11 set to 1
  TCCR1C = B00000000; // All set to 0
  TIMSK1 = B00000010; // Interrupt on compare B
  TIFR1  = B00000010; // Interrupt on compare B
  OCR1A = 22000; // 22mS PPM output refresh
  OCR1B = 1000;
}

void ppmoutput() { // PPM output sub routine
 /*
 // Channel 1 - Analog 1
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(A1_uS);  // Hold for A1_uS microseconds      

 // Channel 2 - Analog 2
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(A2_uS); // Hold for A2_uS microseconds
  */
// Channel 3 - 3-way switch #1
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw1_uS);     // Hold for sw1_uS microseconds 

// Channel 4 - 3-way switch #2
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw2_uS);     // Hold for sw2_uS microseconds

  // Channel 5 - 2-way switch #1
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw3_uS);     // Hold for sw3_uS microseconds

  // Channel 6 - 2-way switch #2
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw4_uS);     // Hold for sw4_uS microseconds

  // Channel 7 - 2-way switch #3
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);
  delayMicroseconds(sw5_uS);     // Hold for sw5_uS microseconds

// Synchro pulse
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, LOW);
  delayMicroseconds(Fixed_uS);    // Hold
  digitalWrite(outPinPPM, HIGH);  // Start Synchro pulse
}

void loop() { // Main loop

 /* Read analog pins
   AI_Raw_A1 = analogRead(AI_Pin_A1);
   AI_Raw_A2 = analogRead(AI_Pin_A2);
   
 // Map analog inputs to PPM rates for each of the channels
   A1_uS = AI_Raw_A1 + pulseMin;
   A2_uS = AI_Raw_A2 + pulseMin;

 // Potentiometer limits
  if (A1_uS <= 750) A1_uS = 750;     // Min
  if (A1_uS >= 1625) A1_uS = 1625;   // Max   
  if (A2_uS <= 750) A2_uS = 750;
  if (A2_uS >= 1625) A2_uS = 1625;
*/  
  
// 3-way switch #1
  if (digitalRead(inPinD2) == 0) 
 {
           sw1_uS = 750;
 }
  if ((digitalRead(inPinD2) == 1) && (digitalRead(inPinD3) == 1)) 
 {
           sw1_uS = 1190;                 // Center us, may need to adjust this  
 }
  if (digitalRead(inPinD3) == 0) {
           sw1_uS = 1625;   
 }

// 3-way switch #2

  if (digitalRead(inPinD4) == 0) 
 {
           sw2_uS = 750; 
 }
  if ((digitalRead(inPinD4) == 1) && (digitalRead(inPinD5) == 1))
 {
           sw2_uS = 1190;                 // Center us, may need to adjust this
 }
  if (digitalRead(inPinD5) == 0) 
 {
           sw2_uS = 1625; 
           
 }
 
// 2-way switch #1
   if (digitalRead(inPinD6) == 0)
   {        sw3_uS = 1625;  
   }    
   else 
   {        sw3_uS = 750;
   }

// 2-way switch #2
   if (digitalRead(inPinD7) == 0)
   {        sw4_uS = 1625;  
   }    
   else 
   {        sw4_uS = 750;
   }

// 2-way switch #3
   if (digitalRead(inPinD8) == 0)
   {        sw5_uS = 1625;  
   }    
   else 
   {        sw5_uS = 750;
   }      
}

I wired like this:
3-way switch #1: Pin1 D2
Pin2 GND
Pin3 D3
3 way switch #2: Pin1 D4
Pin2 GND
Pin3 D5
2 way switch #1 Pin 2 GND
Pin3 D6
2 way switch #2 Pin 2 GND
Pin3 D7
2 way switch #3 Pin 2 GND
Pin3 D8

PPM D10 --> Black wire on Trainer port (named as "Game-TX" on the board

When i try to get any input nothing happens

Sadly I have no scope, can't even see if something is coming out the Arduino

Could anyone have a look at my sketch and verify if it's OK?

Is the black cable at the Trainer port surely the right one? Its name confuses me...

Thanks in Advance!
Edit: Problem solved, my bad! Did not setup the TX properly ;)


Did you leave everything on this sketch for it to work with the 2 potentiometers too?? I see they are specified in A1 and A2, but still learning and not sure if you removed anything lower down pertaining to them, and you don't mention them in the actual post you wrote.

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17 Apr 2016 12:16 - 17 Apr 2016 12:19 #46691 by SirDomsen
Replied by SirDomsen on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
I commented it out but it's still everything there. I'm planning to add one or two pots later, furthermore I found out that THOLD using by an arduino is not very secure as it needs two seconds to boot up. So I'll add 2x3way switches like on the 7e on my F4, too B)
Last edit: 17 Apr 2016 12:19 by SirDomsen.

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17 Apr 2016 12:19 #46692 by Epitaph
Replied by Epitaph on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

SirDomsen wrote: I commented it out but it*s still there


OK so I just need to figure out how you comment something out so I can comment it back in hehehehe

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17 Apr 2016 16:27 #46708 by SirDomsen
Replied by SirDomsen on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
by // in the beginning of a line or between /* and */

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17 Apr 2016 17:46 #46710 by Epitaph
Replied by Epitaph on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
Ahhhh right, thanks!!

You learn something new every day!! coding is no longer greyed out in the Arduino program!!

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20 Apr 2016 21:41 #46902 by TheSFReader
Replied by TheSFReader on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
I would like to add additional inputs to my Devo 7e (at least a temporary button to serve as a "dead man switch" for acro/level mode), and have the arduino and buttons to mae it, but wonder how best to connect it. How did you do it ? Is there a best way to connect to the ppm entry ? a male jack ? solder directly inside ?

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21 Apr 2016 12:16 #46932 by Epitaph
Replied by Epitaph on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
The UBEC I ordered finally arrived, now I'm just missing the battery to arrive. I've tried it out and it's absolutely perfect, because I needed the UBEC to have an output between 4.85V and 5.00V to get the best results, as over that voltage the centres would be off as well as the EPA on the pots, and most of these chinese stepdowns advertise as having 5V output when really they often have closer to 6V!!... the voltage that this UBEC gives me is 4.95V, and that is constant!! Add to that it's nice and compact, very flat for what it is, and that it takes 2S input no problem, it's been the perfect purchase for this project!!

In case anyone else wants to see which one it is

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23 Apr 2016 15:42 #47054 by Cereal_Killer
Replied by Cereal_Killer on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's

TheSFReader wrote: I would like to add additional inputs to my Devo 7e (at least a temporary button to serve as a "dead man switch" for acro/level mode), and have the arduino and buttons to mae it, but wonder how best to connect it. How did you do it ? Is there a best way to connect to the ppm entry ? a male jack ? solder directly inside ?


No need to add the arduino and extra parts for what you want. Just setup a virtual channel with a trim button and mix that into your flight mode channel. I just did this yesterday and it works perfect.
After setting it up with the trim switch and virtual channel and getting it working I've added a momentary button on the right shoulder that is electrically the same switch as the trimmer I setup the virtual channel with. That allows me easier access to hit that button in an emergency.

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23 Apr 2016 19:35 #47073 by TheSFReader
Replied by TheSFReader on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
Thanks ! Will try that !

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10 Oct 2016 09:32 #54788 by yoodog
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Is it possible to add a pot, or joystick to Devo 8s, without ppm in? I'm using ppm out for UHF, so can't do that...

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10 Oct 2016 13:27 #54792 by Deal57
Replied by Deal57 on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
There isn't an easy way to add an analog pot to the Devo 8s/6s. But if you have some skills it can be done. First choose an unused analog-capable pin on the MCU and solder a wire from that pin to the wiper on the pot. That's the easy part. Now update the code in Deviation and create your own DFU file. This is necessary because there simply is no analog port universally available for all variation of Devo, so nothing is programmed for the 8s/6s.

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18 Oct 2016 19:38 #55109 by karl.h
Replied by karl.h on topic Extra inputs for Devo Tx's
I just had an idea that I wanted to share, for what it' worth:

Instead of a pot you could use a rotary encoder that, via a small microcontroller, pulsed the extra trims available. Then just just use a mix to get the desired output. You wont be able to see the position of the "pot" but you could display that on the screen instead. You could of course just use the trim buttons but this might provide a better feel, especially when you want more than just a couple of clicks.

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