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by petesmart
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: IMU filter article
Replies: 1
Views: 6371

IMU filter article

Chaps, Found this very interesting paper on an improvement on accuracy and efficiently on the Kalamn filter....thought I would share... An efficient orientation filter for inertial and inertial/magnetic sensor arrays Sebastian O.H. Madgwick April 30, 2010 Abstract This report presents a novel orient...
by petesmart
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: Is my gsm EB066 card defective?
Replies: 10
Views: 8797

Re: Is my gsm EB066 card defective?

Hi, I would recommend that you set up the GSM card on a TTL (5volt) rs232 port that you know works... Perhaps a PC with a terminal program would be the simplest option.. From memory you need 9600 - 8 -N -1 config... One you get this set up then use basic AT commands to test your GSM card... Download...
by petesmart
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Flowcode and hardware (slightly off topic)
Replies: 10
Views: 3984

Re: Flowcode and hardware (slightly off topic)

Hi Peter, I am based in Sydney and have been using MIAC and expansion modules for quite a while now... Leigh from MM is your man to support you, he is very knowledgable and works down to the firmware level. As I'm in your timezone, happy to assist, pm me and I will give you my phone number so we can...
by petesmart
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Looking for advice: Temp and Humidity
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

Re: Looking for advice: Temp and Humidity

Hi Peter, I would give your signee units a go... They have both analogue and digital inputs that can interface with your sensors...if you have the advance versions containing a co processor you can run Python scripts to gather and process data... For now to get started, all you need to do is send by...
by petesmart
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Flowcode V5 Free Edition
Topic: Flowcode and GSM module
Replies: 3
Views: 5017

Re: Flowcode and GSM module

That should work, if you have access to a CRO then you could confirm the peak to peak voltage of the waveform...just to be sure Matrix have a gsm board... Look down further in your student tutorial notes it references flowcode 5 and the Matrix gsm eblock EB066..you can buy it online... http://www.ma...
by petesmart
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Flowcode V5 Free Edition
Topic: Flowcode and GSM module
Replies: 3
Views: 5017

Re: Flowcode and GSM module

Hi Taimoor, Had a quick look at the spec sheet... Without out going too deep, it looks like the basic AT command set should work... I have recently done this with a dual GPS GSM sparkfun module using Flowcode component things to look out for... this module operates on 2.8 volts so make sure dev boar...
by petesmart
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Access Violation Error and then Flowcode crashes
Replies: 12
Views: 4487

Re: Access Violation Error and then Flowcode crashes

Hi Ben,

added 10ms post the cursor macro... seems to be very stable.... 2ms was not quite enough...

I have added the delay as a variable to the project so I can set it it to zero when i do the final compile to the MIAC

thanks for sorting this... much appreciated

best

Pete
by petesmart
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Access Violation Error and then Flowcode crashes
Replies: 12
Views: 4487

Re: Access Violation Error and then Flowcode crashes

Thanks Ben,

I can confirm that I'm using quite a few cursor location macros... Will add the delay and see if it fixes the issue...

best

Pete
by petesmart
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Access Violation Error and then Flowcode crashes
Replies: 12
Views: 4487

Re: Access Violation Error and then Flowcode crashes

Hi Ben, I have exactly the same issue with MIAC... It is repeatable and it occurs about 5 -10 seconds after you go into simulation mode... Initially it was working ok at the start of the development, then it seemed to get to a point where it falls over all the time...it could be a number of macros t...
by petesmart
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB091 USB
Replies: 8
Views: 7178

Re: EB091 USB

Thanks for the feedback Ben, I will run the meter over the diodes to check...
by petesmart
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB091 USB
Replies: 8
Views: 7178

Re: EB091 USB

Hi Ben,

Any linkage to the issue that I'm having.. Is this worth a try?

Best

Pete
by petesmart
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: SDHC card filename
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Re: SDHC card filename

Hi Ben,

Ok, got the numbers sorted re 16 bit format for time and date ... and wallah it works !!!

thanks for the mods on the FAT component... much appreciated

found this FAT tutorial link that is also useful http://www.tavi.co.uk/phobos/fat.html#file_time

all the best

Pete
by petesmart
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: SDHC card filename
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Re: SDHC card filename

Hi Ben,

Almost there...not writing date/time as yet...

I have sent you a PM

Best

Pete
by petesmart
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: SDHC card filename
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Re: SDHC card filename

Thanks for the fast turn around...will give it a try and report back
by petesmart
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: SDHC card filename
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Re: SDHC card filename

Hi Ben, Dropped the component into the FC 6 component folder and came across a problem which resulted in error messages on compile. If you update a component in an existing flowchart based on the original component is there anything specific that you must do in order to update that specific componen...
by petesmart
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: SDHC card filename
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Re: SDHC card filename

That's brilliant Ben,

I will try this out and come back to you...


Best

Pete
by petesmart
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: SDHC card filename
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

SDHC card filename

Hello,

A quick question. Is it possible to set the filename time and date info?... Using create file sets the file create time and date to a date in 1989.


Thanks

Pete
by petesmart
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Ghost ICD comunication with ECIO ds PIC
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: Ghost ICD comunication with ECIO ds PIC

Hi Chris, I am currently using ECIO40P16 and had exactly the same issues. Ben provided assistance in getting me going - thanks :!: So what I found was the default pin settings worked most reliably....moving away from the default settings produced unreliable results.... Also the Comms setting of 20 i...
by petesmart
Sat May 30, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Using FFT_test.fcfx
Replies: 59
Views: 24463

Re: Using FFT_test.fcfx

Thanks Jac for sharing those two articles - really helpful.

best

Pete
by petesmart
Tue May 26, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: GSM component
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

GSM component

Hi Ben and Matrix team, I think I already know the answer to this question :? however is it possible to directly edit a component file for example GSM.FCPX? Or will I need the source code and go through the export/components in FC6. I did read an earlier article by Steve from Matrix describing how y...
by petesmart
Tue May 26, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: ECIO40P16 - Channel 2 SPI bus
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

ECIO40P16 - Channel 2 SPI bus

Hi Ben, Hope you're well! I have been using the ECIO40P16 – what a great little chip! Really like the way you can remap pins/ports, certainly makes hardware design much easier. I'm not sure, but I think I've found a configuration bug in the properties for the SPI bus selection, particularly channel ...
by petesmart
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: General Programming
Topic: ECIO DS pic
Replies: 18
Views: 7131

Re: ECIO DS pic

Hi Ben, I have just taken delivery of (2) the ECIO40p16 devices. looking at an earlier post, I too have run into the EB-061 round pin vs square pin problem... The new pin implementation is not compatible with the EB-061 boards.. I have a work around... soldered a zip socket on the EB-61, however pos...
by petesmart
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Flowcode Training 11th & 18th November
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

Re: Flowcode Training 11th & 18th November

Hey Ben,

Yes I am still very interested in the training... Recorded sessions would be greatly appreciated.

Best

Pete
by petesmart
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Halifax Training Classes
Replies: 6
Views: 3068

Re: Halifax Training Classes

Hi David,

I am definitely interested ... Halifax is a long way from Oz :D

Best

Pete
by petesmart
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB006 V9 internal EEPROM programming error
Replies: 13
Views: 7483

Re: EB006 V9 internal EEPROM programming error

Hi Ben,

I would be interested in the latest firmware.. I have a pickit 3 available...

Can you post the new firmware plus instructions...

Many thanks

Pete