I have started to add functions to MinimOsd code.
At first i did it for myself only. Added many functions i thought i need. Then opened this thread.
after a while, Pedro and later Miguel came, and things started to happen fast. :D
They have optimised the code and added even more things to it.
They have worked hard on CT, and it became a great tool!
Thank you Bough! :)
By now MinimOSD-Extra got a pretty advanced OSD.
Here it is in action:
- Changeable unit measurement (US, metric)
- Home alt
- Battery Percent
- Battery used mah
- Current Draw
- Time From Startup (cleared at takeoff to show exact flight time)
- OSD Menu
- Wind horizontal speed and direction, and also the average wind speed of the last few minutes.
- OSD on/off
- Switchable secound screen
- WP distance
- WP heading
- Crosstrack error
- Warning messages for Lost GPS fix, Stall, Overspeed, battery volt, battery Percent, RSSI
- Efficiency, glide distance & thermic notifier. 3 in one panel
- OSD Brightness
- HAM Call Sign
- After flight summary
- Trip distance
- Smoothened horizon
- Real heading
- Vertical speed
This functions can be turned on and off, and placed on different screens now, by the Config. tool.
Also RSSI, switching mode and channel and unit measurement, Stall speed warning, Overspeed warning, Battery warning volt, Battery percent warning, RSSI warning, can be set in new Config Tool.
We built in a new way of setting video standards. Now OSD does not guessing anymore :). You can set it fixed from CT. It is in "Video Mode" menu.
Here is how it looks: (This video is a bit outdated, sorry. I will make a new one soon.)
The MinimOSD-Extra project is here: Link
This project is the developing version of the official Arducam OSD located here: Link
The latest stable version is: 2.2
The latest version can be downloaded from here: MinimOSD-Extra R800
CT is included. (The FW for Plane, Copter, Character upload and the character file is in the "FW & Char" directory inside CT directory)
We are sharing it to see videos you make using it! :)
Most likely you havent set the correct parameters (https://code.google.com/p/minimosd-extra/wiki/APM), or its not connected right.
This is how I have it on all of 5 of mine
im sorry forgot you had a pixhawk
and i think these are the parameters i use on pixhawk, cant check for sure, im not home
well im not sure on that. I think the parameters are minimosd extra's thing. Something Gabor changed or something. On arducam osd they are not needed...
Yes what I understand these parameters are for APM, I havn't set them on my Pixhawk and Minimosd-extra works fine with my Pixhawk.
I'm working on a second MiniOSD board. Old board Aug' 2011(~v1.1)
First time connecting and I'm getting the message "failed to talk to boot loader"
?It was a stupid question
Doug: Shure you have the wires well connected? TX-RX? I have APM but I confuse that on one cuad and have the same display.
no it was not :) If you dont have a ftdi that can connect to the dtr/grn pin, you have to press the reset button on the osd right after pressing connect in the software. So, press connect, and then press press and release the reset button. might take a few tries until you get the feel for the timing.
For charset upload wait a little longer before pressing reset. Maybe 1-1.5 sec
Thanks for helping.
I'm pressing and releasing for the last 24 hr. not working for me.
I hope I understand your instructions. I actually don’t have "connect" I'm trying to upgrade the osd.
ok with that cable you shouldnt have to press the reset button. And you have the rx to tx and viceversa? If that doesnt work then maybe you have to update the bootloader. Its been along time since i did it, and forgot the procedure.
And the programmer does work?
Maybe you should read here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2026936
any further progress on this?