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    • 11 posts
    January 3, 2017 9:18 PM CET

    Hey,

    I want to build headlight flasher for my car. A slider sets the brightnes of my headlights. Then I want a button, which flashes the headlights to 100% brightnes and then, the brigthnes should automatically return to its latest value. 

     

    Example: 

    brigthnes = 10%
    I want to flash -> Brigthness = 100%
    automatic return after I released the button -> brigthnes = 10%

    The value of the brightnes has to be variable, not fixed on 10%.

    I did not find a solution, hope you can help me :)

    Rik

     

    • 313 posts
    December 30, 2016 8:45 PM CET

    [blockquote]Roger Bush said:

    Balint - Thank you. That resolved my problems. Such a simple solution!

    Roger Bush

    [/blockquote]

     

    Great to hear that! :) 

    If you will need more help, please contact us again! 

    Have a Happy Holiday, 

    Balint
    SBrick Team

    • 6 posts
    December 30, 2016 6:11 PM CET

    Balint - Thank you. That resolved my problems. Such a simple solution!

    Roger Bush

    • 313 posts
    December 30, 2016 12:53 PM CET

    [blockquote]Roger Bush said:

    [blockquote]Alex McQuilkin said:

    .... so go to the menu bar at the top of the program and select the lines on the left.  you should see, My creations, Sbricks, Tutorial support and logout.  Select Sbricks make sure the cat truck brick is on it will appear in a list if you also have the othert model brinck on.  Select the brick and it should open with the name and four ABCD outputs the LED tester and update Firmware.  You should be able to operat the truck functions with the red dot controls to energise each output.  If you dont see the brick to open then you have no power.  At the top Left their is a Firmware version it should be 17.  If necessary try the firmware update.

    [/blockquote]

    Alex - I have gone through that sequence a number of times. The red dot conrols work properly and I get the same result when I try to use the Profile: Please set up at least one port! as you can see in the last photo.

    Now what? Thanks, Roger Bush

    [/blockquote]

     

    Dear Roger, 

    As I see you set the necessary profile for the model, but you forgot about the chanel settings.

    To use the profile it is reuqired to set the power functions to each port. 

    Please find a "gear" icon next to the profile, and you will see the chanel settings. 

    Here you can find a description about our application and settings, 

    https://social.sbrick.com/wiki/view/pageId/36/slug/the-app

    If you have any further questions please contact us again, 

    Best wishes,
    Balint
    SBrick Team

    • 6 posts
    December 29, 2016 6:19 PM CET

    [blockquote]Alex McQuilkin said:

    .... so go to the menu bar at the top of the program and select the lines on the left.  you should see, My creations, Sbricks, Tutorial support and logout.  Select Sbricks make sure the cat truck brick is on it will appear in a list if you also have the othert model brinck on.  Select the brick and it should open with the name and four ABCD outputs the LED tester and update Firmware.  You should be able to operat the truck functions with the red dot controls to energise each output.  If you dont see the brick to open then you have no power.  At the top Left their is a Firmware version it should be 17.  If necessary try the firmware update.

    [/blockquote]

    Alex - I have gone through that sequence a number of times. The red dot conrols work properly and I get the same result when I try to use the Profile: Please set up at least one port! as you can see in the last photo.

    Now what? Thanks, Roger Bush

    • 16 posts
    December 28, 2016 9:58 PM CET

    Hi Roger

    From the pictures the android program looks the same as the iphone program so go to the menu bar at the top of the program and select the lines on the left.  you should see, My creations, Sbricks, Tutorial support and logout.  Select Sbricks make sure the cat truck brick is on it will appear in a list if you also have the othert model brinck on.  Select the brick and it should open with the name and four ABCD outputs the LED tester and update Firmware.  You should be able to operat the truck functions with the red dot controls to energise each output.  If you dont see the brick to open then you have no power.  At the top Left their is a Firmware version it should be 17.  If necessary try the firmware update.

    Let me know how this works.

    Alex

    • 6 posts
    December 28, 2016 6:00 PM CET

    [blockquote]Alex McQuilkin said:

    Looking a my ipad sbrick program I scrolled down to the one I wanted to adjust and selected  the Gear wheel in the control profile I wanted to adjust.  When it opens select the gear wheel in the "Remote control profiles" This opens the sbrick settings.

    [/blockquote]

    Alex - That is as far as I can go. I'm using an LG phone with Android 4.4.2. The following photos show the sequence as I follow your instructions. The first photo shows 2 creations. the Mack Truck uses a Public Profile and it works fine. The next photo shows what happens when I press the gear wheel next to Cat Truck (Caterpillar truck). The last photo show what happens when I press the gear wheel in the lower right hand corner. At that point the Channel Settings 'button' is unresponsive. That's the end of the road.

    Any thoughts? Really appreciate your help.

    Later, Roger

    • 16 posts
    December 28, 2016 3:30 AM CET

    Hi Roger

    Looking a my ipad sbrick program I scrolled down to the one I wanted to adjust and selected  the Gear wheel in the control profile I wanted to adjust.  When it opens select the gear wheel in the "Remote control profiles" This opens the sbrick settings. Press the + buttion and the Sbrick opens and select the correct output for the control.  You will be returned to the channel setting page and select the next Channel to be assigned. keek doing this until done. Then select the big save button at the bottom below the Clinonmeter setting.This will save your settings and bring you back the listing in the creation listing save again and you are returned to the complete list of all the creations you have made. Select the arrow and that will open the control profile ready for use. The X (close) buttion takes you back to the "my Creations" list if one of the controls is backwords you can select the gear wheel and again and in the Channel setting press the block in the invert direction listing  save  and save again and test the profile again.  If you need to make changes to the auto stop or max speed you have to go back to the profile designer make the changes save them and reload the profile into the sbrick program on the contol device.

    Let me know if this helps.

    Cheers

    Alex

    • 16 posts
    December 28, 2016 2:41 AM CET

    Hi Roger

    Are you using an ipad or iphone?  One thing you can try right away no matter what what system you are using is to turn off the device and turn it back on to clear the cash.  I am an iphone guy so if you are I can provide some more infor.

    Cheers

    Alex

    • 6 posts
    December 28, 2016 12:25 AM CET

    [blockquote]Alex McQuilkin said:

    Make sure your brick is on when you load the profile in and get the message to setup a channel and you say yes the brick will open and you can assign your function to the brick inputs when done click the save  click on the arrow in the my creations section and the control should open.

     [/blockquote]

    Alex - I followed those steps exactly and I get the same result. After the message: The Profile has been downloaded successfully. Do you want to set up now? I click OK and I am unable the set Channel Settings.

    This is extremely frustrating. I have spent hours and hours trying to make the Profile work. Am about ready to sell my SBricks on eBay.

    Roger Bush

    • 16 posts
    December 27, 2016 9:32 PM CET

    Hello Roger

    To get the lights to stay on you need to go back to the profile designer and open the switch control and uncheck the auto reset check mark save your profile reload it into you device.

    Make sure your brick is on when you load the profile in and get the message to setup a channel and you say yes the brick will open and you can assign your function to the brick inputs when done click the save  click on the arrow in the my creations section and the control should open.

     

    Cheers

    Alex

    • 16 posts
    December 27, 2016 9:32 PM CET

    Hello Roger

    To get the lights to stay on you need to go back to the profile designer and open the switch control and uncheck the auto reset check mark save your profile reload it into you device.

    Make sure your brick is on when you load the profile in and get the message to setup a channel and you say yes the brick will open and you can assign your function to the brick inputs when done click the save  click on the arrow in the my creations section and the control should open.

     

    Cheers

    Alex

    • 6 posts
    December 27, 2016 7:57 PM CET

    Need help making a Profile work.

    I designed a Profile with 3 sliders and a button. The sliders are for Steering, Acceleration and Dumping (dump truck). The button is for Lights On/Off. Saved the Profile.

    Then I downloaded the Profile to My Creation. I see a message: The profile has been downloaded successfully. Do you want to set up now? After clicking OK, I see the option for Channel Settings and Clinometer Settings. Clicking on Channel Settings produces no result. Then I saved the Profile. But then when I attempt to use the Profile, I get a message: Please set up at least one port! I assume ports and channels are the same thing. Anyway there is no way to "set up at least one port." If I click SBricks from the pull down menu, I can test the 4 functions I designed for the Profile one at a time. They all work except the Lights button must be held to illuminate the lights. Releasing the button turns off the lights.

    So - 1) How do I get the Profile to work without the "Please set up at least one port!" message?

            2) How do I make the Lights button an On/Off button and not "lights on" only while I hold the button?

    Thanks for any help. Roger Bush


    This post was edited by Roger Bush at December 27, 2016 8:00 PM CET
    • 313 posts
    November 16, 2016 10:22 AM CET

    [blockquote]Horst Horstensen said:

    Hi there!

    I tried to get the sequence running, but encountered a problem: the option "keep on" in the sequence editor doesn't work, I got the settings to "no repeat" and "auto stop". The sequence always stops after the sequence time (0,5s) but the light is off.

    To describe my intention: I have the head lights and the rear lights of my car on two different channels. So that the rear light is only running at 0.2 while the head light is on 0.5. Now I want to make a second sequence button to have a sort of full beam on the head lights (running on 1.0) while the rear light still is on 0.2.

    And I don't want to have two different buttons for rear and headlights, as it's not like this in a real car :-)

    Can you help me with my problem?

    Thanks a lat guys!!!

    [/blockquote]

     

    Dear Horst, 

    Thank you for the message, we will check this out!

    Soon we will get back to you! 

    Best wishes,

    Balint
    SBrick Team

  • November 14, 2016 11:23 PM CET

    Hi there!

    I tried to get the sequence running, but encountered a problem: the option "keep on" in the sequence editor doesn't work, I got the settings to "no repeat" and "auto stop". The sequence always stops after the sequence time (0,5s) but the light is off.

    To describe my intention: I have the head lights and the rear lights of my car on two different channels. So that the rear light is only running at 0.2 while the head light is on 0.5. Now I want to make a second sequence button to have a sort of full beam on the head lights (running on 1.0) while the rear light still is on 0.2.

    And I don't want to have two different buttons for rear and headlights, as it's not like this in a real car :-)

    Can you help me with my problem?

    Thanks a lat guys!!!

    • 7 posts
    October 24, 2016 8:33 PM CEST

    And what about the Designer and Firefox? It does'nt  work anymore.

    • 18 posts
    October 23, 2016 7:53 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    [blockquote]Brian Adams said:

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    Profile Designer 1.2.1 is released!

    Release notes:

    - New element in the controls list: images. You can add custom images to your profile.

    - Redesigned settings panel for controls, now you can find everything within one page.

    - New settings for the Sequence channels: now you can set up what happens with the output, when the sequence finished.

    - The Joystick control now has a minimum / maximum value pair for the X and the Y coordinate too.

    - The Quickstart Guide is gone, you can access to the Manual when you click on the "?" icon in the header. It's also available on the start page.

    - Bugfixes and minor improvements

    [/blockquote]

     

    Aye, very nice ....... except it still doesn't fix my 'jetlag' problem!!

    [/blockquote]

    Hi Brian!

    What kind of 'jetlag' problem? Can you explain it? I didn't find anything back in this topic.

    [/blockquote]

     

    See my thread "SBRICK REACTION TO COMMANDS" and particulary my post on October 16th.

    I also have the well-documented 'Crash on Startup' problem with my old iPod.

    • 138 posts
    October 23, 2016 2:16 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Brian Adams said:

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    Profile Designer 1.2.1 is released!

    Release notes:

    - New element in the controls list: images. You can add custom images to your profile.

    - Redesigned settings panel for controls, now you can find everything within one page.

    - New settings for the Sequence channels: now you can set up what happens with the output, when the sequence finished.

    - The Joystick control now has a minimum / maximum value pair for the X and the Y coordinate too.

    - The Quickstart Guide is gone, you can access to the Manual when you click on the "?" icon in the header. It's also available on the start page.

    - Bugfixes and minor improvements

    [/blockquote]

     

    Aye, very nice ....... except it still doesn't fix my 'jetlag' problem!!

    [/blockquote]

    Hi Brian!

    What kind of 'jetlag' problem? Can you explain it? I didn't find anything back in this topic.

    • 18 posts
    October 23, 2016 11:19 AM CEST

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    Profile Designer 1.2.1 is released!

    Release notes:

    - New element in the controls list: images. You can add custom images to your profile.

    - Redesigned settings panel for controls, now you can find everything within one page.

    - New settings for the Sequence channels: now you can set up what happens with the output, when the sequence finished.

    - The Joystick control now has a minimum / maximum value pair for the X and the Y coordinate too.

    - The Quickstart Guide is gone, you can access to the Manual when you click on the "?" icon in the header. It's also available on the start page.

    - Bugfixes and minor improvements

    [/blockquote]

     

    Aye, very nice ....... except it still doesn't fix my 'jetlag' problem!!

    • 138 posts
    October 22, 2016 2:33 PM CEST

    Profile Designer 1.2.1 is released!

    Release notes:

    - New element in the controls list: images. You can add custom images to your profile.

    - Redesigned settings panel for controls, now you can find everything within one page.

    - New settings for the Sequence channels: now you can set up what happens with the output, when the sequence finished.

    - The Joystick control now has a minimum / maximum value pair for the X and the Y coordinate too.

    - The Quickstart Guide is gone, you can access to the Manual when you click on the "?" icon in the header. It's also available on the start page.

    - Bugfixes and minor improvements


    This post was edited by Zsolt Szrapkó at October 22, 2016 2:34 PM CEST
    • 4 posts
    August 21, 2016 1:13 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Alex McQuilkin said: Hello Poi You have to make an image of what you want the layout to be in a drawing program the same size as the screen size of the control device. Save as a .png or .jpg Go into profile designer and look for resources. Find the background tab and load in your created jpg. Then in your profile load your created background in and shuffle the controls to match your back ground. Hope this helps Alex[/blockquote]

    Thanks Alex, yes it works fine! Many thanks for your help. :-)

    • 16 posts
    August 21, 2016 12:04 AM CEST
    Hello Poi
    You have to make an image of what you want the layout to be in a drawing program the same size as the screen size of the control device. Save as a .png or .jpg Go into profile designer and look for resources. Find the background tab and load in your created jpg. Then in your profile load your created background in and shuffle the controls to match your back ground.

    Hope this helps
    Alex
    • 4 posts
    August 20, 2016 8:03 PM CEST

    Hello everybody,

    Can someone tell me how to create a description at the switches in my profile?

    Many thanks!

    • 138 posts
    August 11, 2016 4:17 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Jörg Bachmayr said:

    Thx for the info!

     

    A short hint from a progammer: if you implement an import and export function for xml file format, many possibilities would be available ;)

    best regards

    jm

    [/blockquote]

    Your request has nothing to do with the file format, we just currently working on bigger features. :)

    But like Balint's said, this feature is on our list.

    • 5 posts
    August 11, 2016 3:41 PM CEST

    Thx for the info!

     

    A short hint from a progammer: if you implement an import and export function for xml file format, many possibilities would be available ;)

    best regards

    jm