Author Topic: Beta-DMX Servo Controller Project (See first post for specs and features)  (Read 37534 times)

Offline dlhoppe

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #75 on: September 18, 2011, »
Ok, starting to come up for air from crazy work schedule. Thanks to Mike for picking things back up. I promise to give a concerted effort to help get this thing released.

Apologies for my "hibernation".

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2011, »
I'd like to get a few more test builds done. Is there anyone who would like to do a build for yourself? I have a few PCBs to contribute. We have the BOM on Mouser's web site (will provide link).


Let me know,
Dave

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #77 on: October 06, 2011, »
I can't help with design, but i'm certainly interested in building and using a couple.
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Offline John K

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #78 on: October 06, 2011, »
I would be happy to help build one and test. Back surgery has but a damper on this wears display so I have alot of free time on my hands.

John

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #79 on: October 06, 2011, »
I was not aware of this thread and was looking at trying this myself from the design side, it sounds like you have most of it worked out, let me know if you have a board left and I am in.  I want to do a couple of animated items, first is a skull

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2011, »
I would put myself lower on the list if there are others that can contribute, but I wouldn't mind building one if available to work with.

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #81 on: October 06, 2011, »
Ok,  I only have 3 boards, so the first 3 get them.

Steve, John and rrawlings, please PM your mailing addresses.


I believe there are more prototype boards available. Hopefully Mike and/or Charles will chime in and indicate how many they have available for these tests.

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2011, »
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Ok,  I only have 3 boards, so the first 3 get them.

Steve, John and rrawlings, please PM your mailing addresses.


I believe there are more prototype boards available. Hopefully Mike and/or Charles will chime in and indicate how many they have available for these tests.

If any more come up I would be more than happy to build and test some also.

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2011, »
I just went through my stash and have 14 boards.  PM me if you are interested in them.
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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #84 on: October 06, 2011, »
I will look in my box tomorrow and post the number of boards....

Offline kjam22

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #85 on: October 07, 2011, »
I'll take one to try

Offline dlhoppe

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #86 on: October 07, 2011, »
Fellas, I just want to let you all know that the level of complexity is a little higher on this device than with some of other builds. This servo controller has some options such as single power supply vs. split power supply etc.  The board is rather densely populated to keep it small. Not to mention the need to choose an appropriate sized power supply and how to use the programmer software for assigning channels and servo travel limits.

Mike will document the technical build with the options.

I will put together some documentation for how to use the programmer.

This device is very feature-rich, so the demands on technical ability rises in proportion to that. Just want to set your expectations. I may be overstating, but better than surprising you with any difficulty.

For those who haven't done so yet, please go back and read this thread. A lot of the details are sprinkled throughout. It would be a good start to getting familiar while you're preparing to do the build.


Dave

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #87 on: October 07, 2011, »
This sounds like it is doable for me.  I am an engineer and work daily with this type of thing, software is my weak point.  I have been using this hobby as a reason to learn programming and am slowly picking up microcontroller programming using assembly code.

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #88 on: October 07, 2011, »
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This sounds like it is doable for me.  I am an engineer and work daily with this type of thing, software is my weak point.  I have been using this hobby as a reason to learn programming and am slowly picking up microcontroller programming using assembly code.

Ah, a fellow "assembler". On the two projects I've done here, I've written the PIC code in assembler. I'd be happy to share what I've done. We just can't do it in this forum. Feel free to PM me regarding PIC coding and we can discuss privately if you like.


Dave

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Re: DMX Servo Controller Project
« Reply #89 on: October 10, 2011, »
I have a couple of boards coming, where can I find the Mouser BOM?
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