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  • 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?

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    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
    • 95 posts
    January 17, 2015 11:06 AM CET

    [blockquote]Alexey Tikhvinsky said: On my Xperia Z Ultra new 35 app version totally don't want to work. App crashes in the profile page, in port test page and in starting screen. Port tester and any profile control simply don't work. No way to get at least one engine work. I have to go back to the previous stable version. [/blockquote]

    I have the same problem with my S4

     

  • January 17, 2015 7:48 AM CET
    On my Xperia Z Ultra new 35 app version totally don't want to work. App crashes in the profile page, in port test page and in starting screen. Port tester and any profile control simply don't work. No way to get at least one engine work. I have to go back to the previous stable version.
    • 5 posts
    January 17, 2015 12:02 AM CET

    when will the running application on android?


    This post was edited by Michal G at January 17, 2015 12:04 AM CET
    • 6 posts
    January 16, 2015 11:39 PM CET

    [blockquote]Javier García said:

    To control the SBrick from profiles you have to asign one Sbrick to the profile and you have to asign actions for each of the four Sbrick's channels.

    To do this you have to edit the profile and in the "linked SBricks" you have to select one of them and you get a new window with "Ports and Channels" where you have to asign actions to each port.

    I hope this help you!

     [/blockquote]

    Oh, that's my fault! I did not realize i had to do this step. Very sorry! :( Now is working!

    Thanks for your suggestion, Javier!

     

    • 5 posts
    January 16, 2015 11:24 PM CET

    Except video tutorial not new in new version of application :-(

    • 12 posts
    January 16, 2015 8:00 AM CET

    Hello Nico!

    To control the SBrick from profiles you have to asign one Sbrick to the profile and you have to asign actions for each of the four Sbrick's channels.

    To do this you have to edit the profile and in the "linked SBricks" you have to select one of them and you get a new window with "Ports and Channels" where you have to asign actions to each port.

    I hope this help you!

     

    • 6 posts
    January 15, 2015 11:07 PM CET

    Finally i got my Sbrick today. I use a N7000 (Galaxy Note 1) with SlimRom (cooked rom). 

    That is my feedback:

    • Sometime i cant connect to my Sbrick and i have to restart the app and wait a little bit to have a stable connection;
    • I was able to control my Sbrick only with Test function;
    • I was able to download profile and i was able to use them in a MOC Profile but i cant control the SBrick in that way.
    • Erase button in MOC profile's edit page dont work, i can delete a profile only in MOC profile's list page by touching one of them and then press delete;

     

     


    This post was edited by Nico Mascagni at January 15, 2015 11:07 PM CET
  • January 14, 2015 2:58 PM CET

    Finally got my Sbricks yesterday, but I'm having issues with the app on Android. I know it's still in Alpha, but I have some questions.

     

    • Nexus 6 and Nexus 9
      • The input is a bit laggy
      • Gamepad 1 profile is completely broken (like in Maxim Baybakov's video)
      • Gamepad 2 has only acceleration, no steering.

    I can see the potential, but I'm really looking forward to being able to really test this thing out.

    • 95 posts
    January 14, 2015 12:25 PM CET

    [blockquote]Philippe Hurbain said:

    No, it works fine, no lag or commands that are repeated long after moving sliders back and forth. What I did see several times is the motor that keep on turning after I pulled my fingers off the screen. But it stops as soon as I hit the slider again.

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    Looks like it is not a phone problem I have the same behavior with my S4 (Gt-i9505) running 4.4.2

    Maybe we need a firmware upgrade of the sbrick (like for ios) or an application fix.

    X

    • 87 posts
    January 13, 2015 10:20 PM CET

    [blockquote]Philippe Hurbain said:

    No, it works fine, no lag or commands that are repeated long after moving sliders back and forth. What I did see several times is the motor that keep on turning after I pulled my fingers off the screen. But it stops as soon as I hit the slider again.

    [/blockquote]

    Exactly the same behaviour with my Sony Xperia Z1 Android 4.4.4

    • 34 posts
    January 13, 2015 8:20 PM CET

    Thanks,

    looking for a cheaper tablet(s) to use as controller for exhibitions. Although you seem to have the new version of MEMO 7 :)

    • 16 posts
    January 13, 2015 8:05 PM CET

    [blockquote]Matej Papluh said:

    [blockquote]Maxim Baybakov said:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4UFWNYyyEU[/blockquote]

    Just a question, does the ASUS shows this behavior ? Please write to generic Android app thread if yes as not to break the thread. Thanks.

    [/blockquote]

    No, it works fine, no lag or commands that are repeated long after moving sliders back and forth. What I did see several times is the motor that keep on turning after I pulled my fingers off the screen. But it stops as soon as I hit the slider again.

    • 10 posts
    January 10, 2015 6:58 PM CET

    My LG G2 can now find the brick(SBrick 0.0.26). All ports responded properly and the reverse switches worked.

    Gyro/Accelerometer responds incorrect and laggy, but that'll probably be fixed. You guys are making good progress.

     

    I can't wait to see the profile editor.

    • 25 posts
    January 10, 2015 1:24 PM CET

    [blockquote]ramiere benoit said:

    Je regrette que cette aplication ne fonctionne que sur la version 4.3 alors que de nombreux smartphones, dont mon samsung trend lite ne disposent pas de cette version.
    Pour utiliser ma SBrick je serait donc obligé de changer de téléphone ?

    Il serait vraiment plus sympa de modifier l'appli pour qu'lle fonctionne avec la version 4.1 au moins.

    [/blockquote]

     

    Ce n'est pas l'application, mais le fait que l'OS Android ne prend pas en charge le profile bluetooth nécessaire. Il y a plein de tutoriaux pour flasher un téléphone sans risque, et les derniers firmwares samsung sur samfirmwares.com. A voir d'abord néanmoins si ton téléphone a bien le profile bluetooth BLE avant, car sinon, ça ne sert à rien (la sbrick a besoin de ce profile sinon elle ne peut pas communiquer avec le téléphone niveau hardware et ce n'est pas une mise à jour logicielle qui rendra la chose possible).

    Bon courage.

    Sylca

    • 57 posts
    January 9, 2015 7:49 PM CET

    Sim vais ter de mudar de telefone porque o Android apenas suporta BLE a partir da versão 4.3.

    Ou alternativamente procurar uma ROM com Android 4.3 para instalar no telefone.

    • 1 posts
    January 9, 2015 7:38 PM CET

    Je regrette que cette aplication ne fonctionne que sur la version 4.3 alors que de nombreux smartphones, dont mon samsung trend lite ne disposent pas de cette version.
    Pour utiliser ma SBrick je serait donc obligé de changer de téléphone ?

    Il serait vraiment plus sympa de modifier l'appli pour qu'lle fonctionne avec la version 4.1 au moins.

    • 3 posts
    January 9, 2015 4:18 PM CET

    [blockquote]Jorge Pereira said:

    [blockquote]Mihai Dreve said:

    Using the sBrick app, I discovered my sBrick, assigned it to a MOC, but when I try to add a Profile, that screen is empty...

    [/blockquote]

    If you go to root (Home) menu, then Market, do you have Profiles? If you do (happened at least once to me when upgrading to an older version) try removing all Profiles then downloading all again.

    You may also try clearing all aplicaton data and cache (tap it, App Info).

    [/blockquote]

     

    Jorge, you are the man! Such a simple action, totally slipped my mind. I was able to download all profiles, now I can assign them to my MOC.

    I will test the sBrick as soon as I get a chance :)


    This post was edited by Mihai Dreve at January 9, 2015 4:18 PM CET