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    • 4 posts
    January 27, 2015 8:00 PM CET

    Hi!
    I'm still unable to detect my Sbrick with my Op3n Dott Tablet, with Sbrick App. I have problems with Nrf Master Control Panel too. The log says 0x81: GATT INTERNAL ERROR and 0x85: GATT ERROR.
    Does this have any meaning to somebody?

    • 34 posts
    January 27, 2015 3:27 PM CET

    I have just updated Nexus 7 to 5.0.2 and used that to load up the 0.41 app. Seems that first time detection is better than .35, but I'll need to test it more.

    Also the SBrick refuses to be paired in BT screen, something that was not there before.

    Apps still crashes from time to time, last time on profile exit.

    The lag is still there.

    • 19 posts
    January 27, 2015 11:08 AM CET

    v0.41: same here on nexus 5 & 9, no sbricks can be discovered with new version. no matter what i do, restart, new moc, reinstall app whatever. simply cannot use my sbricks on android :(

    • 3 posts
    January 26, 2015 9:54 PM CET

    Hi 

    I have recently installed the android app, and I'm really disappointed because of the following problems:

    • only the gamepad 2 and the test profiles seem to work (more or less)
    • How to invert the steering direction????? 
    • there is much more control latency than using the original IR remote
    • the app crashes randomly
    • after some (internal?) problems, the sbrick is not connectable anymore. the android app should be restarted to be able to connect again

    Any recommendation, solution?

    I'm using a motorola moto G - stock android 4.4.4.

    cheers

    dsz

     

    • 7 posts
    January 25, 2015 12:26 PM CET
    Atm it is not possible to discover SBrick, also if I use created sets....
    • 95 posts
    January 24, 2015 11:08 PM CET

    I am able to discover the SBrick when creating a new set, sometime I can play with the linked profile and then connection is lost.

     

    I need to leave the app disconnect bluetooth to get the connexion again just for a few time

     

    I will go back to v26

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 21 posts
    January 24, 2015 9:46 PM CET

    Samsung S3 9300


    "discovering sbrick..." for 3-5 sec and the label "discovering sbrick..." disappears, no one sbrick is found.

    When I choose any profile in moc for test, the app freezes for several sec and closes.

    • 7 posts
    January 24, 2015 3:39 PM CET

    Forgot to mention that 100% issue is fixed......

    • 7 posts
    January 24, 2015 3:19 PM CET

    The updated app version is much better.....still some issues, but I can do the following now :

    - discover SBrick

    - connect to SBrick

    - Upload MOC picure

    - download profiles (no 42030 profile unfotunately)

    - Test ports, but some do not react

    - Assing task for ports, but some are blank and sometimes show text like accelerationand steering. And seems like there is no lift or tilt options.

    - Save my set

    - View tutorial

    The app still crashes randomly. And it is slow at some tasks, but seem to me to be very close to work. Thanks, hope you can use this feedback....

    • 87 posts
    January 24, 2015 2:06 PM CET

    It works with my Sony Xperia Z1 4.4.4 but I cannot say if it is better at discovering or not:

    First SBrick found it fine, worked ok. The I powered up a second SBrick and it also found it (secondary issue: I had "Identify Led On on first one, Identifiy Led on the second one answered "off"... is it a toogle value not aware of multiple SBricks?). Next time I discovered SBricks it found none. Then just one. Then both. Then none Then both.

    With 0.35 I had a nasty problem (once) when changing froone SBrick to another: it discovered but never could use it, no matter what I do... had to uninstall and reinstall.It seems better now (but I'm mostly using my PC and my Mindstorms EV3).

    • 198 posts
    January 24, 2015 1:35 PM CET

    [blockquote]Philippe Hurbain said:

    Not so good unfortunately :(

    On my Asus Memopad 7, the Manage bricks screen remains empty after displaying "discovering Sbricks..." for some time. Fortunately my existing set still works, it connects fine to the brick. In edit mode I can access the test screen that does work fine too.

    [/blockquote]

    Thanks for the quick report, I forwarded it to the dev team.

    • 16 posts
    January 24, 2015 1:26 PM CET

    Not so good unfortunately :(

    On my Asus Memopad 7, the Manage bricks screen remains empty after displaying "discovering Sbricks..." for some time. Fortunately my existing set still works, it connects fine to the brick. In edit mode I can access the test screen that does work fine too.

    • 198 posts
    January 24, 2015 12:47 PM CET

    New android app alpha release!
    v0.41
    - Image attachment problem on MOC fixed
    - Some problem with Sbrick scanner fixed
    - Sbrick connection issue when scanned device not working fixed
    - Youtube video player crash fixed


    Please extend the mobile compatibility list here: http://goo.gl/R0IGmy
    Direct download link: https://www.sbrick.com/apk/SBrick_0041.apk

    • 4 posts
    January 23, 2015 3:04 PM CET

    Hello Morton

    I had almost the similar problem and was trying hard to get a solution for me.

    If You like to get some experience from me, please mail to me: nikolausp55(at)web.de and I will contact you asap.

     

    best regards

    Nikolaus

     

    • 95 posts
    January 23, 2015 10:57 AM CET

    I am really suprised there is no update to fix v35 (last time v26 came very quickly to fix v25a)

    I am also waiting to get more features in the android app (like the demo of the horizon express train with ios for example)

    Thank you

     


    This post was edited by Frederic Ayrault at January 23, 2015 10:58 AM CET
    • 7 posts
    January 22, 2015 7:29 PM CET

    I mailed you about this issue before....

    Today I tried to conect to my SBrick, no luck. I first used a Samsung galaxy S4 then a galaxy s3 then an Iphone 5s then an Ipad........nothing will connect to my SBrick. And since you have told me to post this on the forum (don't know why, never heard of anything like it) well....I will.

    How can you keep telling me that you are working on an Android app when my SBrick will not connect to an ios device either? Why do you not consider the possibility that something might be wrong with my SBrick?

    If I am making a mistake, please let me know. I have been able to connect to my SBrick once and the controls were delayed and very bad.....long time to react and lost connection or app crashed over and over......

    I've been looking at the SBrick in my 42030 for almost a month now, and never have I been able to do what any video on youtube shows.....WHY?????????? Can I return my Sbrick and get my money back? Cause I'm done......was supposed to represent SBrick at an RC event here in Denmark in may, but how is that possible when I cna't get the Brick to work??

    • 95 posts
    January 20, 2015 9:31 AM CET

    I am trying to control two SBrick in the same set (using v26) without success

    First I have created one set controlling the first SBrick, another one for the second SBrick

    Both are working correctly. I can switch between the sets

    Then I create a new set with both Sbrick linked but I can only control one Sbrick

     

    Is it a bug, something not working yet or I made a mistake?

     

    I am also not able to control two channels with the same slider

     


    This post was edited by Frederic Ayrault at January 20, 2015 9:33 AM CET
  • January 20, 2015 6:45 AM CET

    Thanks Matej,

     

    Both solutions worked for me. I guess the latest release of the app was faulty?

     

    [blockquote]Matej Papluh said:

    [blockquote]Oleksandr Barannyk said:

    I have some problems with two of my recently ordered sbriks. I was trying to initialize them (one at a time) through the android app on my Galaxy S5. While the app was able to recognize both bricks, their functions did not work at all. At this point I am not sure either bricks are faulty or android app s doing anything wierd...

    Any suggestions?

    [/blockquote]

    I suggest to try the older version from the link above your post.

    If it does not help, try the nRF control panel app 

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.nordicsemi.android.mcp&hl=en

    See if it can discover services and for example turn on-off the LED. More info here

    https://social.sbrick.com/forums/topic/58/release-of-the-protocoll  (big post by Tamás Fábián )

    and example on Jorge's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_NeGcnJVZw ( in HD you can even read the saved commands)

     

    [/blockquote]

    • 17 posts
    January 19, 2015 11:15 PM CET

    I think the most important thing, is if you can get it to work via the Brick Management tool. From start to finish, that has always worked for me on an S4.

     

    Where I was failing, was mainly due to lacking interface design. When you create a set for yourself. You add a brick, then add a profile from the market, then you need to click on the brick. That will bring up an interface to link the controls to the ports. That makes previously completely useless profiles into things that actually work.

     

    For some reason the visuals of the latest GamePad 2 profile seem messed up. You get the circle in the middle from another profile and you have to back track to get rid of it.

     

    Would be nice if you could delete sets. The delete set button is still useless in both browse and edit pages.

    • 34 posts
    January 18, 2015 2:12 PM CET

    [blockquote]Oleksandr Barannyk said:

    I have some problems with two of my recently ordered sbriks. I was trying to initialize them (one at a time) through the android app on my Galaxy S5. While the app was able to recognize both bricks, their functions did not work at all. At this point I am not sure either bricks are faulty or android app s doing anything wierd...

    Any suggestions?

    [/blockquote]

    I suggest to try the older version from the link above your post.

    If it does not help, try the nRF control panel app 

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.nordicsemi.android.mcp&hl=en

    See if it can discover services and for example turn on-off the LED. More info here

    https://social.sbrick.com/forums/topic/58/release-of-the-protocoll  (big post by Tamás Fábián )

    and example on Jorge's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_NeGcnJVZw ( in HD you can even read the saved commands)

     


    This post was edited by Matej Papluh at January 18, 2015 2:13 PM CET
    • 5 posts
    January 18, 2015 1:24 PM CET

    +1 for what Matej Papluh reports. Tested 0.35 on Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 and face the same symptoms. It is not usable at all :/

  • January 18, 2015 9:44 AM CET

    I have some problems with two of my recently ordered sbriks. I was trying to initialize them (one at a time) through the android app on my Galaxy S5. While the app was able to recognize both bricks, their functions did not work at all. At this point I am not sure either bricks are faulty or android app s doing anything wierd...

    Any suggestions?

    • 198 posts
    January 17, 2015 4:34 PM CET

    It sounds bad. :(

    I asked the dev team to check this asap.

    0.22 still available here: http://sbrick.com/apk/SBrick_0026.apk

     

    • 16 posts
    January 17, 2015 4:21 PM CET

    I installed 0.35 on my Asus Memopad 7, and I was able to access all functions that worked previously, but it is significantly less stable than 0.26 (freezes, BT that looks desperately for device, and so on).

    • 34 posts
    January 17, 2015 2:41 PM CET

    Upgrade to 0.35 on Nexus7 and I haven't found a way to make it work

    • Motors do not respond in port tester, MOC port tester, profile (Test 2)
    • Even the LED cannot be turned on
    • Sometimes it gets to the state that it won't be found at all needing power cycle on SBrick (did not happen on 0.26 or very seldom)
    • lot of crashes on screens where there were none on 0.26 - profile (test2), managing brick in moc - Android report tool says problem in Bluetooth Share 4.4.4
    • Sometimes it ends up in a state that the SBrick does not even respond to "dicovering services" on nRF afterwards
    • Couldn't discover all bricks service popping up

    When I return to 0.26 all that works.

    edit: For a moment, I got some response on the port setup screen, then going to profile (test 2) the BT Share crash and no response anywhere again.


    This post was edited by Matej Papluh at January 17, 2015 2:59 PM CET