This is my second MinimOSD. First one is working good on my tri.
When I configured the second one using the GUI Tool...all looks good. Saves changes to OSD and says done. When I first turn it on, there is no data displayed. The video is working...just no OSD display.
If I push the reset button, it will display the Satellite and the GPS Lock in the bottom left of the screen but nothing else.
My other OSD works on both APM's, and this one doesn't work on either. They are both running the same firmware.
Anyone have any ideas.
I'm in the same boat Ross. Worked fine when I first installed it, then I got the FTDI cable and changed the data layout, saved it etc. Now it won't overlay anything. I'll have a play though, and keep you posted!
try doing a firmware and font update on it, just to make sure.
I did the firmware and font upgrade with no luck.
I also did the Firmware and CharSet again and no change.
All looks good on the config screen, but doesn't translate to output.
At one point I got a small ArduCam logo up in the center of the screen, but that just hung. So the overlay appears to work,but it's just like my ex-wife, not putting out.
It worked when before I upgraded the firmware, awesome.
Can we get access to original firmware, and try setting that back to original?
Guess it won't be far off before this little chipset is built-in to the APM boards, or as a daughterboard option eh?
Owen...Sorry to hear about your ex-wife... :)
I am not sure if it is a problem with the firmware. The firmware that is on mine that is not working, is the same firmware and chars on a different one that works fine. I also tested the one that works, on the new APM and that was successful. (Sorry this is confusing)
It seems hardware related to me, but these are my first 2 osds of this type...and am definitely no expert.
Ross, it sounds prety much like a hardware problem. I didn't see nothing like this until now.
I need to ask: Are both of them from DIYD store? What is the color and version of the board?
Yes. Both of mine are from the diy store. The color is purple and at least one of them is v0.1. I will look at the other one tonight.
Both of mine are v0.1.
Mine's also a Purple one, from the DIYD store, and version "V0.1"
@Owen, @Ross: Next two questions for you both is: How are you feeding your boards? Did you solder those two jumpers on each side? Are you connecting MinimOSD's RX and TX or just RX?
I didn't solder the jumpers,( I'm using 12v from the camera, v-in side)
Perhaps I read the instructions wrong, but as I don't have an XBee, I am connecting the OSD's RX AND TX to the APM.
It's OK. You did it right.
I suggest you to make a test from the simple to the complex. Firstly, we need to get your MinimOSD working out of the APM. It should present the Splash screen and show the sentence "Waiting for MAVLink heartbeats...".
Just use an FTDI cable (which will power the first stage of MinimOSD) and the 12V plus a monitor on it's video output.
How does it go in that way?