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 Chris Kreuzer on March 3, 2012 at 12:40pm

my minimOSD doesnt work with usb connection no video out signal ;-(

Comment by Grips on March 3, 2012 at 1:32pm

Guys are the pins labeled correctly on the bottom of the minimosd?

Comment by Sandro Benigno on March 3, 2012 at 2:17pm

@Chris Kreuzer: If you're using the two stages, you need to feed the second one (video IN/OUT edge).
The board will work with just USB only if your chose to tie the two power stages soldering top and bottom jumpers. The instructions are here on Wiki. ;)

Comment by Sandro Benigno on March 3, 2012 at 2:22pm

@Grips: Yes it is. The video output is the one closest to the edge of the board.

Comment by Chris Kreuzer on March 3, 2012 at 2:23pm

ok... all is good. I forgot to solder the jumper --> to power the analog line...

The pins are labeled correctly

Comment by Damian ONeill on March 9, 2012 at 7:07pm
Set mine up last night.
Much easier than I anticipated.
Excellent. The OSD Config tool was simple and seeing the modes is a great plus.

Does the home arrow point towards home or reverse? Might sound stupid but it seems to point away. I'm pretty new to this and have Bly tried the remzibi, but this is better with APM.

Comment by Sandro Benigno on March 9, 2012 at 7:32pm

@Damian:  Glad you had a pleasant experience! ;)
The arrow will point towards the home.

E.g.: If you fly straight far from your position it will point at you.

Comment by Damian ONeill on March 10, 2012 at 12:32am
Thanks Sandro.
I had 7 satellites but maybe the home position was off a bit.

Comment by Sandro Benigno on March 10, 2012 at 2:24am

@Damian, Yep, for sure there was an offset. In a too short distance it may jumps a bit because the GPS is not so precise. Looking at the MP's map zoomed closely you will see that the GPS is kinda jumpy in a range of 5 to 10 meters.

Comment by Gerry Mostert on March 11, 2012 at 8:18am

Hi Michael

Will this also work with the octocopter?



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