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    • 3 posts
    December 13, 2014 12:31 AM CET

    Hi Jorge

    Thank you for your full test. The sbrick scanner function today we fixed (release in next version), tomorow we see the port tester problem. My collage working on Joystick - gyro position because somewhere that send strange positions.

    thx Zoltan

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    December 13, 2014 12:09 AM CET

    0.0.16, Sony Xperia Z1, Android 4.4.4

    First run, Manage bricks now shows my SBrick (previously nothing showed up). 3 actions available (Identify led, Port tester and OTA):

    Identify led (does nothing)

    Port tester shows 4 horizontal slides (A, B, C, D) and 4 buttons (reset A, reset B, reset C, reset D) like when editing My linked Sbricks

    but slides seem wrong:
     slide A controls port C
     slide B OK
     slide C controls D
     slide D does nothing but perhaps controls A (A is one of the ports I had problems since the beginning in my python tests)


    OTA: " function available soon"

    This was first run. Next runs and Manage bricks show nothing again. Don't wanto to clear all aplication data again to see if it works again.

    Edit: Powering off the SBrick and turning it on again seems to bring it again so perhaps it has something to do with BLE session.

     

    I now have "Joystick" profile. It gives two controls: Steering and Acceleration. With a motor on A and mapping Steering to A i can control the motor with the position of the phone (there is also a enable button on the display, On/Off, so this control works only when On).

    At the Linked Sbricks, SBrick channels still wrong: B and C are switched, A and D are OK. Strange because in "Manage bricks" B it's OK. More strange: A is working !? What a mess!
    And if tap the arrow it shows "SBrick Port tester", the same 4 slides and 4 reset buttons as above

     

    "Steering wheel 1" and "Steering wheel 2" profiles seem the same as "Joystick": two vailable controls (Steering and Acceleration) and one On/Off button on the display whem running, the only difference seems the location: sw1 in one corner of the display and sw2 in other corner.

     

  • December 12, 2014 1:15 PM CET

    Hi, Javier,

    Thanks for the tip. I'm having a loot at it tonight. I wonder why they start with 1965, when Power Functions popped up no earlier than 2008.

    Sadly there is no documentation yet. If you need someone to help, to proofread, whatever, just drop me a note. I could do a German translation, too.

    Leg bedre,

    Christian

    • 12 posts
    December 12, 2014 11:27 AM CET

    Hello Christian.

    There is no documentation available yet.

    When you click on "add sets", you hace to realized that in the top of the window, at the right of the Sbrick logo, you can see Lego Models years, beginning with 1965.

    You have to pass across the years moving your finger from right to left or you can choose one year, using the menu key of your phone and only one option is activated "Select Year" and a list with all the years are shown. Then you can select one year and all the models of this year are shown. This function is not clear and I don't know the sense of this but...

    I also wonder if the source of the SBrick will be open source in the future, at least the source of the APP.

    Cheers!

  • December 12, 2014 10:25 AM CET

    Just a few questions about the SBrick software.

    Is the source of the SBrick software available? Do you intend to make it available at a time in the future? Alternatively, is there a public available android library/API for the SBrick?

    At the moment, I'm less than impressed with the software - I donwloaded it yesterday and I clicked on "add sets" and it only gave me the oddest assortment of sets one can imagine - it looked a bit like "the ten oldest LEGO set on bricklink" or something like that.

    Is there any kind of documentation available for this?

    Leg bedre,

    Christian

    • 3 posts
    December 11, 2014 8:20 PM CET

    Well, I just spent in 4.4.2, and that's ok.
    It's just that I do not like change version if everything works ....

    Going to see to buy 4 Sbricks .... :p

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    December 11, 2014 5:43 PM CET

    I hope you'll change your mind :)

    • 3 posts
    December 11, 2014 5:41 PM CET

    OK, thank,

    pity, I will not order the Sbrick on, so ...

    • 159 posts
    December 11, 2014 5:30 PM CET

    You need at least Andorid 4.3 to install the app. The S4 active does have BLE, so that shouldn't be a problem.

    • 3 posts
    December 11, 2014 5:27 PM CET

    Hello

     

    No supported whitch à Samsung galaxy S4 ative (GT-I9295) Android 4.2.2.

    It is possible to have the .apk file ?

     

    Thx

    • 159 posts
    December 11, 2014 1:52 PM CET

    Sariel sent us the following bug report. I'll leave it here for the droid devs:

    Hi Tamas,

     
    Thank you very much, I have downloaded the app and all the profiles. Sorry to be a problem, but literally none of them works. I made sure the SBrick is connected and visible, I made sure the outputs are set, I can't find the problem.
     
    Here:
    - gamepad1: sometimes loads as an empty black square. When I touch the pad, a white circle appears on the lower right corner. Motors don't respond.
    - steeringwheel1, gamepad2, test1, joystick: it loads empty. No controls, just the background.
    - test2: it shows 4 sliders at first, but every time I start it again there is one slider less: three, two and now just one. Motors don't respond.
    - steeringwheel2: it makes the app crash.
     
    Any solutions? I would be happy to buy a newer SBrick prototype from you, but it looks like a software problem.
    • 159 posts
    December 10, 2014 11:28 AM CET

    Hello, thanks, investigating, and yes, preloaded profiles would solve such issues.

    • 12 posts
    December 10, 2014 8:48 AM CET

    Hello.

    I installed version 0.0.15 of the App and now the Market does not show any profiles and there is not feedback when I push the "search" button.

    I have reinstall the App and I have the same problem.

    Could be possible to have one or two profiles precharged in the App?

    • 4 posts
    December 8, 2014 4:38 PM CET

    Ok, removed the app and re-installed the SBrick app.

    Now I can load my profiles again.

    Of the 5 proflies:

    • Test 1 (2 vertical slide bars and 2 buttons) --> OK
    • Test 2 (4 vertical slide bars)                      --> OK working again
    • Joystick --> App still crashes (as before)
    • Gamepad 1 (1 joystick button) --> Now bigger button not working NOK
    • Gamepad 2 (2 slide bars 1 hor 1 ver) --> Still working
    • 87 posts
    December 8, 2014 12:33 PM CET

    [blockquote]Mike Verstappen said:

    • Test 2 empty screen         --> NOK, no slidebars anymore

    At this moment the Market does not show any profiles......

    [/blockquote]

     

    Mike, this happened to me before (from 0.0.10 to 0.0.12). I cleared all application data and cache and force the app to kill, had to start my MOC all over again but if corrected those two problems.

    From 0.0.12 to 0.0.15 I had to do the same but because other things were not working. But I do have Test2 all slides showing 8and not carshing when I save) and I do have 5 profiles in Market.

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    December 8, 2014 11:55 AM CET

    Javier: no, there's no spanish translation yet. The translations are not the highest priority right now, we have to clean up & stabilize the apps first. I appriciate your offer, thank you very much, we will need good translators / proof readers indeed :)

    Mike: thank you very much for the feedback, the dev are already working on it!

    • 4 posts
    December 7, 2014 9:50 PM CET

    Hi

    After installing the 5 profiles one of them is not working.
    When I select the Joystick my app fails (send the report after the failure).
    I am using a Samsung S5 with Android version 4.4.2 (still waiting for the SBrick).

    Mike

    Updated to version 0.0.15

    In my opinion: Became worse......

    Of the 5 proflies:

    • Test 1 (2 vertical slide bars and 2 buttons)  --> OK nothing changed
    • Test 2 empty screen         --> NOK, no slidebars anymore
    • Joystick     --> App crashes (as before)
    • Gamepad 1 (1 joystick button) --> Was working before. Now bigger button not working  NOK
    • Gamepad 2 (2 slide bars 1 hor 1 ver)   --> Still working

    At this moment the Market does not show any profiles......


    This post was edited by Mike Verstappen at December 8, 2014 9:59 AM CET
    • 2 posts
    December 5, 2014 10:31 AM CET

    Tahnk you for your help.

    • 12 posts
    December 3, 2014 8:58 PM CET

    Hello.

    I have Samsung Note 2 with Android 4.4.2 and I have install the App.

    BLE Android only after 4.3 as Jorge Pereira said.

    Bye!

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    December 3, 2014 2:48 PM CET

    Hi.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 originally runs Android 4.1. Did you upgrade your phone to 4.3 or above? Android only fully supports Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy specs with Android 4.3.

    • 2 posts
    December 3, 2014 2:39 PM CET

    Hello,

    Do not support "Samsung Galaxy notre 2" ??

    I can't install sbrick apll

    • 87 posts
    December 2, 2014 1:26 PM CET

    There is a new version on Google,

    0.0.12

    There are now 4 profiles to use. Also from the release notes:

    * Bugfixes related to the user interface, mostly affecting remote
    control profile elements
    * Automatic, transparent BLE connection handling: the application will
    try to reconnect bricks in case of connection loss
    * Port tester function
    * Port invert function
    * New profiles in market
  • November 28, 2014 9:34 AM CET

    I don't know what it would involve technically to make a translation (i.e. what software would I need), but I could do a german translation if you need one.

    Leg bedre, Christian

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    November 27, 2014 11:15 AM CET

    Thanks for your answer, Jorge.  Much appreciated.

     

    • 12 posts
    November 27, 2014 10:42 AM CET

    Hello again Tamás.

    Have available Spanish translation already?.

    I'm spanish and i can help you with the translation into spanish. Deal me in with it if necesary.