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    • 95 posts
    March 2, 2015 8:52 PM CET

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    I don't remember what was the exact parameters, but if you're using servos, you should set the min-max to higher, the -0.1 and the 0.1 is just too small to moves the switch.

    [/blockquote]

     

    I tried with L motor. I will try to change the values. Did you test this with android app?

     

    • 143 posts
    March 2, 2015 8:44 PM CET

    [blockquote]Frederic Ayrault said:

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    Hi Frederic,

    I think you can achive that functionality right now, because the track switch control is just a slider control without auto release, and with a balanced min and max output.

    [/blockquote]

    I tried setting the values to -0.1 and 0.1 but I did not see a difference. I am using the v0.80 android app

     

    Thank you

    [/blockquote]

    I don't remember what was the exact parameters, but if you're using servos, you should set the min-max to higher, the -0.1 and the 0.1 is just too small to moves the switch.


    This post was edited by Zsolt Szrapkó at March 2, 2015 8:45 PM CET
    • 95 posts
    March 2, 2015 7:09 PM CET

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    Hi Frederic,

    I think you can achive that functionality right now, because the track switch control is just a slider control without auto release, and with a balanced min and max output.

    [/blockquote]

    I tried setting the values to -0.1 and 0.1 but I did not see a difference. I am using the v0.80 android app

    I also rtried again NXT45 R. train profile (https://social.sbrick.com/videos/7730/96/sbrick-reset-profile)

    when I press the button (the slidder position does not matters) the first time the motor spin at full speed

    when I press again the button the motor stops

     

    Did I make mistakes or this is not working on android app yet?

    Thank you

    XNXT45 RX


    This post was edited by Frederic Ayrault at March 2, 2015 8:50 PM CET
    • 143 posts
    March 2, 2015 9:21 AM CET

    Hi Frederic,

    I think you can achive that functionality right now, because the track switch control is just a slider control without auto release, and with a balanced min and max output.

    • 95 posts
    March 1, 2015 9:59 AM CET

    Do you know when the track switch control will be available?

    (https://social.sbrick.com/videos/5963/4/7939-60052-cargo-trains-and-sbrick)

    thank you

    X

    • 20 posts
    February 28, 2015 11:52 PM CET

    [blockquote]Holger Matthes said:

    Hi,

    I managed to create a simple Train Profile, now my iOS app does not crash since I got a background.png in my profile.

    A while ago there was a "Horizon Express" Profile available, I would like something like this back.

    New questions:

    1. How to add/configure an emergency stop button for the motor? Normally the motor is controlled by a slider, but it is not very easy to set the slider back to "0". The "Horizon Express" did offer such an emergency stop.

    Thanks,
    Holger

    [/blockquote]

    Hi Holger, I made a video on how to do this. Here is a link. https://social.sbrick.com/videos/7730/96/sbrick-reset-profile

    • 13 posts
    February 28, 2015 8:15 PM CET

    [blockquote]Holger Matthes said:

    New questions:

    1. How to add/configure an emergency stop button for the motor? Normally the motor is controlled by a slider, but it is not very easy to set the slider back to "0". The "Horizon Express" did offer such an emergency stop.
    2. How can text be added to the profile? Only within the background image?
    3. -
    4. Is it possible to make one profile which allows to controll two (or more) SBricks? Typically you run various trains, and only one remote would be great. I only have one SBrick, but maybe I get myself a second one?

    [/blockquote]

    Hallo Holger,

    ich habe selbst schon ein bißchen rumprobiert/gelesen und kann Dir folgende Antworten geben:

    1. Das soll gehen, indem Du im Profil dem Schubregler einen Kanalnamen gibst. Diesen Namen verwendest Du auch bei einem Knopf. Es soll dann so sein, dass durch das Drücken des Knopfes der Schubregler wieder auf Null gesetzt wird.
      Schau mal auf Seite 3 dieses Topics, letztes Posting. Ich denke, das erwähnte Auto-Reset ist das was Du willst.
    2. Stand jetzt gibt es 2 Möglichkeiten: Du kannst das im Hintergrundbild einarbeiten. Du kannst aber auch einen Text als Grafik mit durchsichtigem Hintergrund anlegen. Dann fügst Du Deinem Profil einen Knopf hinzu. Diesem Knopf weist Du dann Deine Text-ohne-Hintergrundgrafik zu. Dann kannst Du diesen Text/Knopf frei auf der Oberfläche verschieben. Sieht leider beim Scalieren nicht sehr schön aus, aber es geht. Du musst nur zusehen, dass Du diesem "Knopf" keine Funktion/Kanal zuweist, sonst ist er im Profil antippbar.
    3. -
    4. Wenn ich richtig aufgepasst habe, dann kannst Du in einem Profil 16 Bausteine verwenden. je Baustein 4 Kanäle -> 64 Kanäle in der Summe.
      Ich habe selbst ein Profil für 3 Bausteine erstellt. Ich nutze sie zwar in einem MOC, an einem Akku, aber Du kannst es auch mit zwei Akkus und 2 SBricks in zwei MOCs machen. Du musst dann nur aufpassen, dass Du die Kanäle richtig zuordnest. Nicht dass Du dann mit Schubregler1 den Zug1 steuerst und mit Knopf1 das Licht an Zug2 an/ausmachst. Die Kanalbelegung bestimmst Du aber im Setting-Menü in der SBrick-App.

    1000Steine-Grüße,
    jens

    • 4 posts
    February 28, 2015 4:56 PM CET

    Hi,

    I managed to create a simple Train Profile, now my iOS app does not crash since I got a background.png in my profile.

    A while ago there was a "Horizon Express" Profile available, I would like something like this back.

    New questions:

    1. How to add/configure an emergency stop button for the motor? Normally the motor is controlled by a slider, but it is not very easy to set the slider back to "0". The "Horizon Express" did offer such an emergency stop.
    2. How can text be added to the profile? Only within the background image?
    3. Can a profile be desined in the way that the remote controlled motors/lights remains switched on if I close the app or switch over to another app? (Does work already, just do not shut down the app)
    4. Is it possible to make one profile which allows to controll two (or more) SBricks? Typically you run various trains, and only one remote would be great. I only have one SBrick, but maybe I get myself a second one?

    Thanks,
    Holger

    • 143 posts
    February 25, 2015 2:45 PM CET

    Release notes (1.7.3beta)
    - FIX: close button disappearing, after reloading, and saving your profile it has to be fixed.
    - CHANGE: The button's output value is now changable beetwen -1 and +1.
    - CHANGE: We are modified the settings layout.
    - CHANGE: The Resource Browser is now bigger, and changes it's height dinamically.

    + minor changes.

    • 201 posts
    February 24, 2015 4:09 PM CET

    [blockquote]x x said:

    Hi,

    how i control PF-lights, like turn signals are required to blink on and off or brake lights?

    thanks

    x x

    [/blockquote]

    Hi,

    This feature is not implemented yet in the profile designer. We are working hard to make new features in the profile designer, like LED controls.

  • x x
    • 1 posts
    February 24, 2015 11:58 AM CET

    Hi,

    how i control PF-lights, like turn signals are required to blink on and off or brake lights?

    thanks

    x x


    This post was edited by x x at February 24, 2015 11:59 AM CET
    • 20 posts
    February 20, 2015 2:35 AM CET

    [blockquote]Miguel Angel Vilela said:

    Hi!

    I'm new here and realized, a bit too late, that I left a comment about the PD in another thread:

    https://social.sbrick.com/forums/topic/103/sbrick-and-5292-rc-motor/view/post_id/1371

    "can you please make it easy (in the Profile Designer) to assign multiple channels to 1 control?

    I'd like to use the joystick and have "acceleration" use channels B & D together..."

    [/blockquote]

    I know that it's not easy but you can just name them the same. I have made a how-to video on how to do that. Just look it up on the videos tab of the website.

  • February 20, 2015 12:02 AM CET

    Hi!

    I'm new here and realized, a bit too late, that I left a comment about the PD in another thread:

    https://social.sbrick.com/forums/topic/103/sbrick-and-5292-rc-motor/view/post_id/1371

    "can you please make it easy (in the Profile Designer) to assign multiple channels to 1 control?

    I'd like to use the joystick and have "acceleration" use channels B & D together..."

    • 33 posts
    February 18, 2015 5:14 PM CET

    Guys,

     

    The PD and the new 3.6.3 work seamlessly together! The new appd did nto even crash for me and loaded my previously created profiles even! GREAT JOB!

    I suggest to look into the aspect ratio open item: make sure what one can see in the designer is not get distorted (oval joysticks especially look weird) on the phone.

     

    Please keep us updated.

    • 34 posts
    February 18, 2015 2:54 PM CET

    [blockquote]Matty Waitland said: I made a desing but i cant get any on my smartphone (iphone 5s)[/blockquote]

     

    It was a bug, we fixed it. Please try again.

    • 33 posts
    February 18, 2015 4:47 AM CET

    [blockquote]Matty Waitland said: I made a desing but i cant get any on my smartphone (iphone 5s)[/blockquote]

    Hi Matty,

    I may want to apply the suggested aspect ratio for your phone, in your case it is 16:9, otherwise your new profile will not appear on the list of available profiles, see www.iosres.com for further info.

    I hope it helps.

    Peter

  • February 18, 2015 3:52 AM CET
    I made a desing but i cant get any on my smartphone (iphone 5s)
    • 33 posts
    February 16, 2015 9:35 PM CET

    Hi,

     

    I continued testing the Designer with an iPhone 4S. Please find my findings in a nutshell: mostly good news:-)

     

    #1.

    The designer seems to be stable and faster than it used to be. It saves the profiles and the new or any updated versions become available on the phone quickly. Congrats!

     

    #2.

    I have previously reported an issue with the "Close" button, it was not visible on the app, while it looked ok in the designer. I have discovered, that using a transparent close button (in front of a colorful background), it becomes invisible. I have changed the button style to a fully-painted one, and it works now. So, at least it is a workaround! Still would be good to investigate.

     

    #3.

    As posted in an earlier thread, it would be good to have an updated compatibility map for the varios phones and aspect ratios (I know, it is quite a work!) that can be uploaded onto the wiki. Now, I am able to apply the 16:9 ratio (only) for my iPhone 4S, but the joystick circle became oval shapes. The final version should not be expected to do it, I guess.

     

    Altogether, I can happily experience much improvement mainly in the stability and the response time of the designer now. Thank you guys!!!!

     

    • 33 posts
    February 16, 2015 8:45 PM CET

    [blockquote]Jakob Peterhänsel said:

    In case you don't know your screen aspect ration:

     

    http://www.iosres.com

    [/blockquote]

     

    Hi,

    The only aspect that works for iPhone 4S (2013 model) is the 16:9. That is bad, because the PD distorts the images (e.g. the joystick becomes an oval shape). Would be good to know, if there are any other ratios that will better suit the size of the phone in the future.

    Peter

    • 2 posts
    February 16, 2015 7:39 PM CET

    hi

    designer is great and does what it should 

    resources should have labels below it

    link sliders with each-other

    i.e. an excavator - chains must be in move both at the same time

    joistick should also worj for excavator

    up - two motor forward

    right - one motor forward the other backwards 

    ...

     

    tx - great work

    • 8 posts
    February 15, 2015 9:38 AM CET

    [blockquote]Peter Subert said: Hi guys, A few recent observations about the PD: #1: I have created some 3:2 ratio profiles for my iPhone 4S. None of them show up in the market, only the 16:9 ones?! Why is that? Regards, Peter Rgds, Peter #2 I have created a "close" button in the profile, but it disappears from the screen when a re-open the profile the 3rd time. Any ideas, please?[/blockquote]

    #1 If only 16:9 shows on you Iphone 4S, then this is the suitable ratio for you phone. you won't be able to see profiles created in other ratios, untill the team opens up for as Tamas wrote earlier. I have asked them to make a list on what ratio is suitable for the different devices, but i know it is a huge task, with all the different devices that uses Android f. ex.

    When i logged into Market on my Ipad the first time, i believe i saw a prompt that told me that the ratio for a Ipad 3 was 4:3. And i can only see profiles on my ipad i have created in that Ratio

    #2 The Sbrick Team is aware of the problem, and they are working on it. 

    • 33 posts
    February 15, 2015 9:18 AM CET
    Hi guys,

    A few recent observations about the PD:

    #1:
    I have created some 3:2 ratio profiles for my iPhone 4S. None of them show up in the market, only the 16:9 ones?!
    Why is that?
    Regards,
    Peter

    Rgds,
    Peter

    #2
    I have created a "close" button in the profile, but it disappears from the screen when a re-open the profile the 3rd time. Any ideas, please?
    • 167 posts
    February 14, 2015 7:42 PM CET

    We're going to make all profiles available on all devices. It was easier - and therefore faster - to restrict the use of profiles only on screens that fit (almost) perfectly.

    • 10 posts
    February 14, 2015 7:14 PM CET

    Hi guys,

    Will it be possible to have a button in pd to change the ratio of the profiles; 4:3 for my iphone 4s and 16:9 for ipod 5?? would be useful so you don't need to make the profile twice.

    thanks, Caoimhin

    • 20 posts
    February 14, 2015 2:50 PM CET

    [blockquote]Peter Subert said:

    Adding to the story:

    I have had to reset both the brick and the phone several times, not it works with some profiles.

    Still having a weird issue: the profile I created for the iPhone (3:2 ratio) is not showing up in my profiles, while the other one, and only this one (ratio 16:9) is there and it works.

    Any ideas are welcome (again):-)

    Peter

    [/blockquote]

    I see your problem. The larger iphones, possibly newer then the 4S, are 16:9 ratio.


    This post was edited by NXT45 R. at February 17, 2015 2:50 AM CET