New jD-IOBoard firmware and Configurator is available.

jDrones IOBoard with MAVLink & FrSky bridge
New version of jD-IOBoard MAVLink / FrSky bridge software is now available on our download area. This version contains several bug fixes and also new features.

Also new jD-IOBoard Configurator is available on download area. New Configurator needs IOBoard firmware to be at least v0.5 to get all new features and configuration options to work.

Main IOBoard firmware fixes/features:

  • Voltage/Cell count improved
  • Output pins can now be configured
  • FrSky telemetry can be enabled/disabled
  • Ground speed is working correctly
  • LOW Battery alarm introduced
  • Request factory reset on reboot added
  • Rear light patterns now saves correctly
  • Many small optimization and fixes

Configurator features:

  • New tab to configure Output pin locations
  • Version checks for firmware
  • easy issue tracking, download buttons added
  • EEPROM saving improved
  • Accidental saves without parameters is now impossible
  • Low battery alarm threshold added
  • IOBoard pin orders added

Issue tracker for IOBoard firmware in Github here

Issue tracker for Configurator in Github here

Please use issue trackers for enhancement/bug reports/comments

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MR60
Comment by Hugues on November 8, 2013 at 3:39pm

what is the board for ?


Developer
Comment by Randy on November 8, 2013 at 6:20pm

Th jdrones IO board is mostly used for easily driving leds.  It's cool in that it listens to the telemetry output from the APM, interprets it and lights up the leds according to armed/disarmed status, etc.  The FrSky telemetry bridge is exactly the kind of thing that we shouldn't put into the main flight controller but should instead should put on these types of separate boards.


MR60
Comment by Hugues on November 8, 2013 at 11:44pm

I see and the purpose of fryskyf telemetry bridge?

Comment by Jim Bazar on February 11, 2014 at 10:49pm

Any chance that these can be sold by 3DR here in the states so we don't have to pay so much in shipping to get them here from Thailand!

Comment by Stephan Melchers on April 25, 2014 at 12:17am

hi, i have a 9x with working telemetry mod and newest opentx mavlink firmware. now i bought the IOboard v1.1 with new 05a firmware uploaded and checkbox frsky activatet. i have connected everything as shown. when i switch on everythig no telemetry data is displayed on 9x!!! any help would be greatly appreciated 

Comment by Artem on June 8, 2014 at 8:46am
On question: will I be able to receive this telemetry on taranis with opentx2.01 and telemtry in D mode?
Comment by careyer on June 29, 2014 at 11:48am

Hi JD,

is there a way to also program "MavLink"-independed blink-pattern? Could you please point me to the right direction? Thank you!


Developer
Comment by Jani Hirvinen on June 30, 2014 at 8:42pm

Currently configurator software only works with MAVLink firmware. Board is Arduino compatible so it can be programmed easily with normal Arduino IDE in anyways users want. 

There are several example programs in our repository at github. http://github.com/jdrones/

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