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ItzKC
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2020-05-15 10:40 pm  

@joelyddon Hi. I plan on having the arduino and display on board so I can check the voltage each time I land.

I have a servo on board with a latch mechanism, and a loop on my sinker. I fly the line out with 5 hooks, and release the servo, dropping the sinker and line into the sea. I have lost a Phantom 2 into the sea when the battery went flat so now I have built my own drone for about $200 instead of the $2000 the Phantom cost.


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JoeLyddon
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2020-05-15 11:07 pm  

@itzkc

OK!!   It just saves you from Casting out...  This way, you can get it Exactly where you want it making you an Expert Caster!!  LOL 

Now, can you look into the water and see if there any fish there, before you drop the hook?

Very COOL way to go at it!!

I'm curious how you made your own drone...

Thank you!

 

This post was modified 2 weeks ago by JoeLyddon

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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Anibal
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2020-05-15 11:11 pm  

@codecage

Thank you for reiterating this point. Bill warned about this in one of his videos. I will definitely keep that in mind.

Best,

Anibal 


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JoeLyddon
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2020-05-15 11:14 pm  

@codecage

Yes, I think "P" = loader is there.

NO "P" = No loader is there; must be burnt-in.  Harder to find; most are "P".

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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codecage
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2020-05-16 12:40 am  
Posted by: @joelyddon

Yes, I think "P" = loader is there.

Not my experience at all!  The "P" is an indicator of the 'low' power version of the chip.  The current "bootloader" routines built  into the Arduino IDE expect you to be using the "P" versions of the chip.  I found that if you bought the "non P" version you had troubles with the software recognizing the chip.  There is a chip signature ID I guess you could call it (I can't remember the proper name) that causes you to have to jump through the hoops I mentioned.  I figured it out finally and made notes, but would have to go back to dig them out.  I've decided to just stick with the "P" version and not have to worry about it.

I think one of Bill's earlier video made mention of the "P" meaning it was programmed with the bootloader, but I think that had to be in error.  At Digikey, and I would guess Mouser as well, they mention you need to contact them for any programming that needs to be done on the chips and I guessing they mean loading the bootloader as well.

If there are others out there that can point me to the errors of my ways please step forward.  But at the moment that is my story and I'm sticking to it.

SteveG


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JoeLyddon
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2020-05-16 1:10 am  

@codecage

I thought Bill made it very clear... and cautioned about it...

"P" had the loader...  No "P" didn't...

That's what I saw in the video...  If it was an error, this is the first I have heard of it.

Does Bill know of this?  🙂  Perhaps a clarification video is in order?

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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codecage
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2020-05-16 1:47 am  

@joelyddon

You are correct, that was what was said.  It is something that needs clarification that is for sure.  Since it was my experience that the major problem was the programming of the boot loader and the only thing I found on line in data sheets was the P was an indicator of the power usage of the chip.  That is why I was asking others with experience with programming the boot loader in either the P on non-P models to jump in.  All chips I have purchased from DigiKey (the only place I have purchased them from) came without boot loaders, whether they were the P or the non-P model.

I did find a post somewhere that said buyer beware as you had to be sure the boot loader was actually programmed into the chip.  And several overseas (China) sellers sometimes noted that you could buy them either way and that you needed to be specific which model you wanted.  And that had nothing to do with the P or not.

This is a perplexing issue until clarified.

SteveG


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Anibal
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2020-05-16 1:54 am  

@joelyddon

Hi,

Bill made it very clear and cautioned about which way to go. I for one will run Bill’s video again. It’s an important point.

 

Best,

Anibal 


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codecage
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2020-05-16 2:04 am  

@anibal & @joelyddon

I sent Bill a PM and asked him to weigh in on this subject.  So let's give him some time to respond.

SteveG


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ItzKC
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2020-05-17 5:59 am  

@joelyddon Re seeing the fish - I do have a camera I may mount for live filming. The drone,  I bought all the parts from Ali Express (China). Prices in NZD

F3 Flight controller                           $28.33
set of 4 motors, ESC's and propellors $53.82
F450 airframe                                  $17.51
Radiolink 8 channel Tx and Rx           $58.99
Power dist board                              $5.95
Total                                               $164.60

On top of that was 2 batteries, 3S 11.1v 4500mAh cost $259.00 from a hobby store in New Zealand

Flys well, just fine tuning some of the PID parameters as it is a bit touchy in some directions

 


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Joerg_harrer
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2020-05-20 10:18 am  

Hey, Everybody..

First of all , sorry about my poor english.

 

Im from Ausrtia, about 55 Jears Old , and Play araound electronic , Arm and Pic development.

Also i make sam e simple Projects with arduion and Py.

 

I will create my one robot ( for outdoor) for do same stuff in my garden..

So a look around in the web and found Bill's gread Workshop with lot of Ideas and  "food for thought" ..

 

In my workshop there a lot of stuff leing around and waits for me  to do something with this stuff.

 

Thinks like Heavy duty gear motor, Ac Servos with 3Kw and so on..

So in the past i plan to create my one milling machine with cnc controler ( closed loop) .

But the think need's to mutch Space and to mutch money. So i Stop the Project.

And all the stuff i buy from e-bay  is still waiting for me...

I Plan to make my one "Grascutting" machine  driven by Akku.

So , in the moment i have some problem with my eye, so i have to wait for ruffly 2 week , then i start the Project, and send you more  ..

 

Greatings to Eyerybody, Joerg

 

 


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codecage
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2020-05-20 11:52 am  

@joerg_harrer

Welcome Joerg!  No need to apologize for your English.  I would imagine that while learning on the DroneBot Workshop Forum your English will improve just naturally.  Besides it is much better than if I was trying to speak (or write) Austrian.  Then no one would understand me.  Including myself probably! 🤣 

Hope the eye gets better and you can really dig in on some of your projects and get that lawn mowing robot started.

SteveG


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JoeLyddon
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2020-05-20 6:43 pm  

@joerg_harrer

Welcome aboard, joerg!

Nice to have you here from Austria!  (I had a grandmother that was from Austria)

Your English is not bad...  don't worry about it...  You're fine!

Sounds like you really went to bite off a big chunk going for that CNC Milling machine; sounds BIG!

Well, you have settled down to a cheaper way of having fun with the Arduino, etc.

Are you going to make a Lawnmower (Grasscutter) that is controlled by the Arduino?

That sounds like a big job!

Looking forward to seeing how you DO IT.

Thanks again...  You will like it here...

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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The Swede
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2020-05-21 11:23 am  

Hi!

My name is Niclas and I'm from Sweden.
This with the small computers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi is quite new for me.
Bought my first Arduino for a month or so and I'm really hooked on it.

I work as a service technician / installer and have done it almost all my life.
I worked as a baker for a few years, it was a really nice job: D
My profession now is to install and have service on parking systems and I have been all over Sweden and installed parking systems at airports, garages and so on.

Now when I started using arduino / raspberry, I started with, like most of us, I think, a blinking led, two blinking led's, writing something to a display and so on, it's a lot of fun.

Then I got this crazy idea...why don't make my own parking system? 🙂

So now I have this little, little or little, parking project. 🙂

I have some parts ready.

The database, mysql, with customers, you can edit and add customers from a webpage.
I have a control panel, that's not finished yet, also a webpage from where you should be able to open and close the barrier.

I have a barrier ready, that goes up an down and have sensors in the ground, not the ground in this case, but I think you get the point. 🙂
There is two sensors, one at the station, don't know the correct name, but there where you press for ticket or use your credit card, and one under the barrier, you don't want the barrier go down on the car.

I had this ALPR ready and working, a little camera that took a picture of a licens plate and checked against the customer database to see if there was any subscription customer with that licens plate and then wrote to a display "Welcome Joe" or something and then the barrier shoud open.
Have had a small computer crash so I dont know if that is still working. 🙁

Yesterday I started playing with a printer that I bought, a Mini Thermal printer, the intention is that it will print tickets with a barcode on but I'm not sure that it work's like I want to, I have to experiment some more 🙂

Maybe a make a webpage, a project webpage, to show the progress of the project 🙂

This post is way to long so I have to stop now 😀

It's nice to be here and have a nice day and weekend.

Regards from Sweden


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Zaac
 Zaac
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2020-05-22 4:36 pm  

Hi All,

I freshly joined impressed by a YouTube Video on the Amtel328 chip. 

My name is Zaac from Boston, USA and I have tinkered with Arduinos for two years now. I looking to advance my understanding and technique. I am primarily working with the Wemos D1 Mini Pro chips and regularly deploy a crude soldering iron(actually a woodburner) largely to solder on terminal blocks for quick and stable reuse of components. So far with success. 

I am currently on furlough from employment in which I worked on high-modernist control systems. I am trained on a Crestron platform and have deployed these systems primarily throughout New England at universities, hospitals, cybersecurity centers, et cetera. I did some international work including one galactic project(ISS related). So for now I am looking forward to delving into those technologies that I have not explored as much as I have wanted.

Otherwise my hope though is to develop a skill set that gives me broader options than returning to my employer, especially for solutions that help people. 

I also own a Phantom 3 Advanced Drone.

I look forward to working with you all,

Zaac


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