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 Michael Oborne on February 20, 2012 at 3:45am

Me and sandro where talk9ing about including a sample tlog file for testing. but like andrew said, there are lots on this forum.

Comment by George on February 21, 2012 at 1:04am
Hi all. Basic question I think. What would be the best way to power a 5V 500mW VTx. Is there a 5V point able to supply enough current or should I be using a dedicated ubec?
Thanks for your advice.

Comment by Mark Colwell on February 22, 2012 at 5:22am

This is really a nice OSD, I have used an EagleTree Pro & Remzibi for 2 yrs now, yours is next on my list (no funds right now) I will need 2, For TM stream, I tap into port 0 for xBee, OSD on port 3 both have two way comm, works well for me. I monitor various data fields on the screen while troubleshooting issues. Helps a lot. You have a winner!

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 23, 2012 at 3:13pm

@George, is better to use an external uBEC. What camera are you planing to use?

Comment by vaeddyn on February 23, 2012 at 3:31pm

One more question now that my shiny new cable has come in: how is the FTDI cable to be connected to the MinimOSD board?  Was that written up somewhere in the FAQ and I missed it?

Comment by George on February 23, 2012 at 3:36pm

Thanks Sandro, uBEC it is then. I had intended to use a board camera as per the specs below, however I expect it not to be compatible with the graphics chip as indicated in some other thread I read somewhere because of its resolution. If that is the case it will be a trusty KX171.

FH32HQ1 is a low cost camera designed for FPV use, it adapts light changing very quickly, good color and good image quality.

Image Sensor: 1 / 3 "SONY Super HAD CCD

Effective Pixels: PAL: 792 (H) × 698 (V) NTSC: 768 (H) × 494 (V)
Sensing Area: 4.8mm × 3.6mm
Signal System: PAL / NTSC
Horizontal Resolution: 540 TV lines
Minimum illumination: 0.2Lux/F1.2
Gain Control: Automatic
Backlight Compensation: Auto
Electronic Shutter: Auto
Shutter speed: 1 / 50 (1 / 60) -1/100, 000 (seconds)
White Balance: Auto Tracking White Balance
SNR: more than 50dB (AGC OFF)
Current: DC7.5-12V/120mA
Size (mm): 32 × 32

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 23, 2012 at 3:37pm

@Mark, glad you like it! =) I hope you can get yours soon.

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 23, 2012 at 3:46pm

@Vaeddyn, one side of your MinimOSD has exactly the same pinout of your cable (six pins).

Those pins have even a reference to the colors of your FTDI cable: "GRN" means "green wire" and "BLK" means "black wire".

Comment by vaeddyn on February 23, 2012 at 3:48pm

So the same pins that the MinimOSD normally connects to the ArduPilot board with?

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 23, 2012 at 4:23pm

@Vaeddyn: Yep. The same ones.


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