We know you love DIYDrones... so here is the Valentine's gift from the Dev Team! Yeah, we love you back. LOL =)
Anyway, in fact the title of this post could also be "ArduCAM OSD Project meets Michael Oborne"!!!

This tool makes setting up the awesome MinimOSD board super easy!

You can also buy from your local distributor, like JDrones.

Now you can:

  • enable and disable panels;
  • positioning panels by drag or numeric input;
  • save and load layouts from file;
  • save and load layouts from board's EEPROM;
  • test video mode switching with adaptive layout;
  • update firmware;
  • update character set;
  • customize background picture;
  • set grid on/off;
  • test the layout with telemetry logs from Mission Planner;

If you want to know more about each feature, check this wiki page.

To upgrade your MinimOSD board just went to our download area and grab the "OSD Config" and "MinimOSD 1.9 Pack".
An update pack contains two files: the Firmware (.hex) and the CharSet (.mcm).

Pay attention to the right update order. The tutorials are linked below:

  1. "Update Firmware" (it adds support to upload the character set);
  2. "Update Charset".

I'm super happy with the progress of ArduCAM project.
Now with Michael aboard... the sky is the limit just the start!

Enjoy your new toy! ;) There is much more coming out.

Note: The battery remaining icon was temporarily disabled due it's a work in progress on APM code.

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Comment by Cool Dude on February 16, 2012 at 12:30am
Hi Guys,
    I see 3 holes at the back of the minim OSD board. I was wondering what is that for. It is exactly behind where the MAX video chip is places. I was wondering what is the purpose of these holes.

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 16, 2012 at 3:16am

@Cool Dude: those holes are not pin-outs, you don't use them. Those ones are part of analog stage grounding.

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 16, 2012 at 4:13am

@Eagle: You've inaugurated a new section on our wiki: "Setup from Customers". ;)

Please, tell us what video-battery you're using there, as well as the model of your video transmitter with the respective frequency (E.g.: 2.4Ghz or 900Mhz).

Comment by Grips on February 17, 2012 at 6:46am

I've got the photos done for the setup how-to video. Doing some video this weekend of it all!

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 18, 2012 at 5:57am

@Eagle: I've updated that wiki page with your new picture and extra data. ;)

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 18, 2012 at 6:00am

@Grips: Looking forward to watch it!

Even better if you add some flight video showing the result in flight! =)

Comment by Robert M on February 18, 2012 at 4:58pm

Received the OSD and got it set-up in minutes. Super easy, super fast, super light, well done!

Comment by Stepleader on February 19, 2012 at 8:54am

@Eagle what vehicle are you using with the your schema please?

Comment by Graham Boucher on February 19, 2012 at 1:56pm

Sandro/Michael, love the config software, very easy to use :o)

I'm pretty sure you've already considered this but, could you add a way to edit the panels as well?

For example, change the "Heart Beat" panel to just display the flashing dot.

Or reduce the decimal places in the Lat Lon panel.

Also a link to the Charwizard app would be nice...

Comment by Andrew Radford on February 20, 2012 at 2:24am

@Eagle - The send Tlog function will replay a real transmission log so you can see your OSD actually respond to real data. This allows you to check how the layout would look during flight. Without that, at the moment the OSD shows a static screen 'Waiting for heartbeat..'. In otherwords, the config program 'fakes' being a working APM.

You can just grab any old Tlog - people post them here on the forum.


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