Friday, October 27, 2017

New firmware release and kickstarter update

Hi,

New stable firmware v2.4 update is now available:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/muf1yn18fs2aqpa/AADi0hOnFfZlP2UAQYURqBFKa?dl=0

-Added Max Motor speed control in Unidirectional output modes for 8-bit and 12-bit outputs. This means you can now control the max motor speed on Sabertooth that use 0-5v analog (with 2.5v center), or Servomotors that use -11v to +11v (with 0v center).
-The direction pins now are active when the PID takes control, so you can use them to enable motor drives that support that function (AC servomotor drives).
-Fixed PID issues (wrong assignment of values in calculations).

This firmware is one of the series of updates pending that will add more functions to the AMC1280USB controller. I'll be releasing new firmware updates adding one function at the time so we can verify each added feature does not undermining existing functions.

Update 11/14/2017
New revision: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ukzaj0qdul5epwp/enc_6dof_AMC1280USB_v2.4_rev3.hex?dl=0
-Fixed max motor speed for 12-bit outputs as it was missing



In other news, the kickstarter PCB's were received from manufacturing and currently undergo final assembly (connectors, LCDs, MCU, 3D print cases parts fit). This involves soldering and manual assembly by hand.

Testing of all controllers will be performed before they are shipped to ensure functionality and quality.

I hope the shipping of the kickstarter rewards will start very soon. Again I apologize for any delays but you will have to understand that is huge effort to manage such project involving a complete product (hardware and firmware).

Here is a video I took a few days ago after I verified the shipment of the PCB's for damages during transport:




Subscribe to my youtube channel for faster updates on the project as well for guides I'll be posting regularly. https://www.youtube.com/user/tronicgr

Thanks

Thanos

San Diego, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

AMC1280USB Deluxe Enclosure Colors

Hi all,

The following colors will be available, for the 3D printed enclosure for the AMC1280USB Deluxe to select from:

1. Black
2. Silver
3. Gray
4. Blue (Gray Blue)


Enclosure colors *Blue might be a little Gray-ish


The color of the buttons or the knob will be random but chosen to better fit each enclosure color.


Some cosmetic changes might be implemented on the cases on the front like additional outlines etc, but the basic color will be limited to one of the above. See following video:


Front panel outline example













Virtually any color will still look great, even transparent colors!

Transparent color enclosures



If you need different color enclosure contact me for availability.
tronicgr @ gmail .com  (without the spaces)

Thanks
Thanos




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kickstarter update - PCB boards are in production!

Hi all,

The manufacturing order of the PCB's for the rewards for the Kickstarter was placed and are in production. All parts are shorted out now, and waiting to have all together for final assembly and testing before they are ready for shipping.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096461972/6dof-electronic-interface-for-motion-simulator-pla/posts/1959819


Said that, you can always contact me for ordering more of the new AMC1280USB controllers  and check for availability prices. I'll be making extra controllers along the kickstarter rewards but will be available for shipping after all kickstarter rewards are shipped first.
















Contact email for orders and inquiries: tronicgr @ gmail .com    (without the spaces)

Thanks
Thanos

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Extending Pre-orders for Kickstarter rewards

Hello,

I received numerous emails from people that either kickstarter could not process their credit cards or missed the kickstarter deadline but were still interested in the kickstarter offer.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096461972/6dof-electronic-interface-for-motion-simulator-pla/


I'll be giving the opportunity to get the almost the same low prices as in kickstarter for a few reward options. The prices will be a few dollars higher to accommodate for the paypal fees.

THIS OFFER is only valid for pre-orders THROUGHOUT AUGUST!!

















You have two options to choose from:


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

AMC1280USB motion controller now on Kickstarter

Hello,

After a long consideration, and given the demand for the motion controller I decided to move on to launch a Kickstarter Campaign for the new AMC1280USB motion controller.


The campaign will allow me to focus more in the firmware side of the project while I can outsource the hardware part of the controller. The Kickstarter edition of the AMC1280USB will be better and have easier placement of connectors (slightly redesigned). If there is lots of interest I might add a few more features that will be announced during the course of the campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096461972/6dof-electronic-interface-for-motion-simulator-pla


Friday, June 30, 2017

New Twitter account

Hi,

I have setup a twitter account to quickly share information on upcoming events.




Please follow me to be up to date with announcements in the near future!



Thanks
Thanos

San Diego, California, June 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

6DOF platforms Video Updates

Hi all,

Here is a sum of the videos of most recent 6DOF platform builds using AMC1280USB for the past year. I'll be adding more in future posts.

Enjoy!

Sim Things

Motion Platform initial tuning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4saOF_0B22w





Gago Meisler - Markus
http://6dof.my.primusnetz.de/
http://6dof.my.primusnetz.de/thanos/

DIY 6DOF Motion Platform - DCS Huey - Oculus Rift
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIsUD1ycosc




Trip Rodriguez

Quick and dirty 6DOF VR Motion sim in DCS World P-51D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piiN3cZw5xY




P-51D Fighter ace in 25 minutes! (Against AI)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxe-K3aTJdo



Motion VR racing demo- Video is Real Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-jaJlwtAAo




Trip's 6DOF motion sim nearly complete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE7dCvlcduI




Really rough demonstration of the travel on my motion sim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxACgtbO8vg





Mr Simulator
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/15/6dof-platform



6DOF 13 Ply Motion Simulator - Talking about the Simulator - (Project Cars,Walkthrough)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlT7Fl3Wk4Y



6DOF 13 Ply Motion Platform - GoPro Sonoma Audi R8 V10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmUW-FuwutQ



6DOF 13 Ply Motion Simulator (DIRT Rally)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnzN2GvjyCQ





Cristiano Lini

6DOF Sim Motion Platform IXab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6jPhxk9B0I





jmsmsagrada
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/53/boeing-6dof-motion-platform-project


6dof Platform Test 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMlXqVtXb7g








Craig Pitt - Seatimes

No Limits 2 - Motion Data Roll Pitch Fix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44qY96ha0Nw



No Limits 2 - test of new Plug in for 360 degree roller coasters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM3k_ZPgR9c



No Limits 2 - 6DOF Motion Sim Real Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBG5m72Zmf8




Michael Hensen
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/167/dutch-6-dof


simulator 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbdjtZSI7C4



Race sim take 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtxHCngw4Xk







Thanks for watching!


Thanos
San Diego, 2017