Yet another Frsky Android project (IOIO inside ;) )

Hello,

here is the last project I'm working on. I'm trying to build myself my own RC transmitter with my android phone (geeksphone zero) as configurator.

I first try to get a working ppm out of my custom IOIO board, but it was not working very well :

http://vimeo.com/34435171

So I decided to add another chip (pic18f46j50) to my IOIO to generate a nice PPM signal.

After that I used nearly the same board to catch Accelerometer, gyroscope, barometric pressure and temperature (ms5607) and GPS and to send it in the Frsky receiver, and plugged the frsky transmitter to the IOIO board.

So I'm able to retrieve the data sent according to the frsky protocol and data from my custom hub and display it on a custom android app :

Now I'm planing on remaking a complete pcb including the IOIO chip and my ppm chip, potentiometer, switchs, ...

and a prototype of my new radio...

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Comment by Anish on March 19, 2012 at 4:18am

@roman i assume ur on ioio dev list, didnt see this one the list :) this is a cool project :)

Comment by Roman on March 19, 2012 at 5:26am

hello,

yes I am, user : fertito

Comment by OG on March 19, 2012 at 8:19am

Open Source Radio Control with iPhone & android

 

This has been around for a year or more now but I am glad to see you are taking it a step further with Telemetry data what's next for Phone drone? 

 This guy's invention is open source & he shows you how he did it as well. I heard he is not doing so well so show some support for him . The URL is

http://www.iphly.org/

 

Comment by Roman on March 20, 2012 at 7:26am

Hello,

I saw this last year, very nice but limited due to the use of the audio port of the android or iphone to drive the ppm out.

They may be a way to make a modem like telemetry protocol plugged on mic but it will still be limited.

IOIO has a really good point here, you can many thinks on it and even make it run by himself when for exemple somebody call you ;)

I don't want the phone to do all the job, I just want it as configurator.

And this is also why I'm not using an iphone, I don't want to pay for developping on a closed system.

Comment by OG on March 20, 2012 at 9:00am

COOL Stuff

Lots of cross dev platforms available now you only need to code on one platform & port it to all the others eg  Particle Code, Monkey (from Blitz Research, developers of popular programming environments Blitz Basic, Blitz Max, and Blitz 3D), . Yes your Right that methodology would be better to only use the phone for config

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