USBtoPPM generator for PC based control applications

Hi Everyone,

This is last project of this year :D

I designed USB to PPM generator, this device generating PPM signals like TrainerBox for your Transmitter.
This mean, you can fly with your PC joystick or your own software based autopilot(if you can develope your software)

This is my test joystick


This is USB PPM generator device's inside


This is genrated 9 channel positive PPM signal(it can generate negative also)


And this is finished product's outside. It is similar size with USB stick and including 1.5 meter cable for your transmitter. I will sell it with compatible plugs for Futaba,Hitec, Jr, Multiplex, Sanwa, Airtronics, ESky.


Features;
  • DirectX Based Joystick interface
  • 9 channel PPM generator with compatible all RC Transmitters
  • Cunfigurable PC based driver software for all joysticks or keyboard features.
  • Point of View stick suport for looking around without headtracker(like simulation games)
  • External plugin support for PC based autopilot applications
  • Compatible with all Windows versions

I'm working on software already

Thanks for reading
Melih

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Tags: Control, PPM, UAV, USB

Comment by Jonas on January 4, 2010 at 7:28am
Really nice !
Comment by tycinis on January 4, 2010 at 9:23am
An interface joystick to radio is also in development ? like this video :


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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 4, 2010 at 9:28am
Looks good! How does it compare to the commercial PCTx ($50)?

Comment by tycinis on January 4, 2010 at 9:55am
The only problem with the PCTx is the website is shipping by fedex ($$+tax) and need the servo commander to work without programming anything.

the total is 150$ + shipping , too much expensive.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 4, 2010 at 10:00am
Here's the link to the PCTx
Comment by Melih Karakelle on January 4, 2010 at 11:06am
@Tycinis;

I know this systemi it is simple midi joystick to ppm converter, using old style midi socket for reading joysticks potentiometer. It is usefull for if you want to fly with your old joystick.
My design using your computer for generating PPM, you can control it with your own softwares or joystick like controllers.

@Chris;
Yes i learned i'm not only one after i designed that :) PCTx looking similar idea. Competition is very easy for me, I'm shipping only $3.50 with international registered mail and i'm a computer programmer, control software will be free :) I'm not sure but price will be around $70 included softwares etc.
Comment by Melih Karakelle on January 5, 2010 at 7:54am
I just finished the firmware, now i'm working on Software side.
This is first test video with my ANX
Comment by tycinis on January 5, 2010 at 8:14am
Well done !
Comment by Jawahar balaji on January 5, 2010 at 5:59pm
boss!! i think pc(usb) to xbee will do better! eliminates the need for shelling out on expensive futaba equipment :)
Comment by Melih Karakelle on January 7, 2010 at 8:06am
Today i tested new software based head tracker.
I will use this for my new USBtoPPM device. Computer based headtracking simple and cheaper than hardware trackers.

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