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    • 13 posts
    December 7, 2016 6:01 PM CET

    Thanks, I've opted-in for the beta test program. It should be especially interesting to me, as the previous beta version (whose APK link was published in this topic) works fine with my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (Android 5.1.1), but my NVidia SHIELD Tablet K1 (Android 6.0.1) can't recognise that there's an SBrick connected.

    • 164 posts
    December 7, 2016 5:04 PM CET

    The new (4.2.1.) SBrick beta application has released. 

    You can opt-in to our beta test program on the following link:
    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.vengit.sbrick

    News:
    -
    stability improvements
    - driver bugfixes

    Please test it, and share with us your experiences. 

  • November 30, 2016 11:48 AM CET

    Ok, thank you! :)

    • 310 posts
    November 30, 2016 10:27 AM CET

    [blockquote]Francesco 360fun.net said:

    Any news about the voltage/temperature problem?

    [/blockquote]

     

    We are still working on finding the solution. 

    We ask for some patience, 

    Sorry about that, 

    Regards,

    Balint

  • November 29, 2016 1:24 PM CET

    Any news about the voltage/temperature problem?

    • 310 posts
    November 12, 2016 4:41 PM CET

    [blockquote]Alex Kirienko said:

    Hi,I have Blackview 6000 and both apps can't find Sbrick. I've tried pair, unpair and reboot.

     

    P.s. With iPhone works fine. Firmware version 17. (Upgrade on iPhone doesn't work) 

    [/blockquote]

     

    Dear Alex, 

    I forward your problem to our developers, they will check what could they do. :) 

    We ask for some patience, 

    Regards, 

    Balint
    SBrick Team

    • 1 posts
    November 12, 2016 11:21 AM CET

    Hi,I have Blackview 6000 and both apps can't find Sbrick. I've tried pair, unpair and reboot.

     

    P.s. With iPhone works fine. Firmware version 17. (Upgrade on iPhone doesn't work) 

  • November 9, 2016 10:42 AM CET

    I imagined there was a new protocol! ;) Thanks!

    Well, actually is the same of before...the data returned is always 0.

    0F Query ADC
    0F < ADC channel ID, 00 or 0e >

    The ADC channels are read at every 2 seconds. These values are stored
    in variables, and this query simply reads those variables. Because of
    this, ADC data can be up to 2 seconds old.

    Temperature can be read on channel 0x0E, voltage on 0x00.

    Return:
    2 byte, little endian, 12 bit resolution ADC reading on given channel.
    Value is stored MSB. (Must be divided by 16)

    All ADC channels are using the internal 1.24V reference.

    The PSU voltage is dropped through a 10:1 voltage divider.
    VPSU = (ADC * 0.83875) / 2047.0

    Temperature can be calculated as: celsius = ADC / 118.85795 - 160
    Where 160 is an offset


    This post was edited by Francesco 360fun.net at November 9, 2016 2:09 PM CET
    • 270 posts
    November 9, 2016 10:31 AM CET

    Dear Francesco,

    please refer the new SBrick protocol here: https://www.sbrick.com/sbrick_protocol_16.txt

    [blockquote]Francesco 360fun.net said:

    Pairing it and unpairing it made it working! :D So it was a cache problem I suppose.

     

    What about Temperature & Voltage?

    [/blockquote]

     

  • November 8, 2016 9:40 PM CET

    Pairing it and unpairing it made it working! :D So it was a cache problem I suppose.

     

    What about Temperature & Voltage?

    • 310 posts
    November 8, 2016 8:20 PM CET

    [blockquote]Francesco 360fun.net said:

    I've the FW 17 and I just sent a report about these problems:

    1. the Android app doesn't connect anymore (but the Sbrick iOS app and the Simple Control app work fine), it stays in loop while connecting (but seems to read the SBrick infos).

    2. I cannot retrieve anymore Voltage and Temperature with the commands in the protocol 4.8 page, but iOS and Android apps seem to read them fine, except the Simple Control app:

     

    Hope to get a fix soon! :(

    [/blockquote]

     

    Hello again! 

    We ask you to try out to connect with the help of these steps. 

    1. Please use Wi-fi connection with the SBrick app. 

    2. Restart your phone, than the application and the Bluetooth on the device. 

    3. If these did not solve the problem, please Pair, than unpair the SBrick in the Bluetooth system of the Android device. 

    If none of these will work, please contact us again.

    Best wishes, 

    Balint

    SBrick Team

    • 310 posts
    November 7, 2016 2:46 PM CET

    [blockquote]Francesco 360fun.net said:

    I've the FW 17 and I just sent a report about these problems:

    1. the Android app doesn't connect anymore (but the Sbrick iOS app and the Simple Control app work fine), it stays in loop while connecting (but seems to read the SBrick infos).

     

    2. I cannot retrieve anymore Voltage and Temperature with the commands in the protocol 4.8 page, but iOS and Android apps seem to read them fine, except the Simple Control app:

     

     

    Hope to get a fix soon! :(

    [/blockquote]

     

    Hello! 

    Thank you for the report. We will check this out! 

    Sorry for the inconvenience, 

    Best wishes, 

    Balint 
    Sbrick Team

  • November 7, 2016 12:58 AM CET

    I've the FW 17 and I just sent a report about these problems:

    1. the Android app doesn't connect anymore (but the Sbrick iOS app and the Simple Control app work fine), it stays in loop while connecting (but seems to read the SBrick infos).

    2. I cannot retrieve anymore Voltage and Temperature with the commands in the protocol 4.8 page, but iOS and Android apps seem to read them fine, except the Simple Control app:

     

    Hope to get a fix soon! :(


    This post was edited by Francesco 360fun.net at November 7, 2016 12:59 AM CET
    • 5 posts
    November 2, 2016 10:06 PM CET

    Do the update by the same way ..Have now a v 17 firmware seems to be the latest.

     

    • 310 posts
    November 2, 2016 9:58 PM CET

    [blockquote]Jean-luc Vitre said: Hi all, Today I tried to connect my 2 sbrick bought since the first campaign on kickstarter and can't use them. The app ask a firmware update but the sbrick didn't won't coz firmware is too old. Same message on iOS or android. Since this, can't use them and no answer.[/blockquote]

    Dear Jean, 

    We have a little bug with the firmware update function in the application. (If everything goes right, on the next week we will release an update with a bug fix, considering this problem.)

    It means that, if you had an older firmware version that 12, in the past, now you won't be able to update it via the new app. 

    You has to download our simple control application, and update your SBricks with the help of that. 

    Here you can find it (it is only available for android devices)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vengit.blecontrol&hl=en

    If you updated the SBricks firmware with this app, you will be able to use it with the original one, both with android and IOS devices. 

    If you have any other questions feel free to ask. 

    Best wishes,

    Balint
    SBrick Team

     

    • 5 posts
    November 2, 2016 6:40 PM CET

    Hi all, Today I tried to connect my 2 sbrick bought since the first campaign on kickstarter and can't use them. The app ask a firmware update but the sbrick didn't won't coz firmware is too old. Same message on iOS or android. Since this, can't use them and no answer.

     

    Edit : Find the solution alone .... Used an app called "Sbrick Simple Control" and do a firmware update. After that all is operationnal and work.

     


    This post was edited by Jean-luc Vitre at November 2, 2016 10:02 PM CET
    • 310 posts
    November 1, 2016 11:39 PM CET

    [blockquote]ANDRE Francois said:

    [blockquote]Balint Mezei said:

    [blockquote]ANDRE Francois said:

    Hi sbrick team and owners

     

    Last week end i had to change my phone. my old windows phone was broken and i finally choose a sony xperia E5 android.

    Now i tried again and again to make it work with my sbrick.

    No problem to couple it with the phone but no way to found it with the sbrick app...I tried  many times coupling uncoupling run the app but no result at all ...

    maybe If it's a firmaware problem but I can't update the sbrick firmware without the app and i don't know how to do to make it available for the app...Is someone has any advice or solutions ...

    [/blockquote]

    Hello! 

    Please check out our simple control application, whether it can find your device, 

    Here you can find the link for the app, 

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vengit.blecontrol&hl=en

    After checking this, please fill out this form, to help our developers find out what could be wrong, 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIneJxqxmZMRasFSklMBO20-yOJGxY6zBCTnz-10eb1xoyIg/viewform

    Best
    wishes,

    Balint
    Sbrick Team

    [/blockquote]

     

     

    Thanks for your fast answer. I check  the simple control app and it doesn't find my sbrick so i don't have many things to tell for developpers...

    Any other solutions ?

    [/blockquote]

    I'll forward your problem. Our developers will check it out. :) 

    Sorry for the inconvenience, 

    Balint

    • 4 posts
    November 1, 2016 10:07 PM CET

    [blockquote]Balint Mezei said:

    [blockquote]ANDRE Francois said:

    Hi sbrick team and owners

     

    Last week end i had to change my phone. my old windows phone was broken and i finally choose a sony xperia E5 android.

    Now i tried again and again to make it work with my sbrick.

    No problem to couple it with the phone but no way to found it with the sbrick app...I tried  many times coupling uncoupling run the app but no result at all ...

    maybe If it's a firmaware problem but I can't update the sbrick firmware without the app and i don't know how to do to make it available for the app...Is someone has any advice or solutions ...

    [/blockquote]

    Hello! 

    Please check out our simple control application, whether it can find your device, 

    Here you can find the link for the app, 

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vengit.blecontrol&hl=en

    After checking this, please fill out this form, to help our developers find out what could be wrong, 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIneJxqxmZMRasFSklMBO20-yOJGxY6zBCTnz-10eb1xoyIg/viewform

    Best
    wishes,

    Balint
    Sbrick Team

    [/blockquote]

     

     

    Thanks for your fast answer. I check  the simple control app and it doesn't find my sbrick so i don't have many things to tell for developpers...

    Any other solutions ?

    • 310 posts
    November 1, 2016 9:54 PM CET

    [blockquote]ANDRE Francois said:

    Hi sbrick team and owners

     

    Last week end i had to change my phone. my old windows phone was broken and i finally choose a sony xperia E5 android.

    Now i tried again and again to make it work with my sbrick.

    No problem to couple it with the phone but no way to found it with the sbrick app...I tried  many times coupling uncoupling run the app but no result at all ...

    maybe If it's a firmaware problem but I can't update the sbrick firmware without the app and i don't know how to do to make it available for the app...Is someone has any advice or solutions ...

    [/blockquote]

    Hello! 

    Please check out our simple control application, whether it can find your device, 

    Here you can find the link for the app, 

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vengit.blecontrol&hl=en

    After checking this, please fill out this form, to help our developers find out what could be wrong, 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIneJxqxmZMRasFSklMBO20-yOJGxY6zBCTnz-10eb1xoyIg/viewform

    Best
    wishes,

    Balint
    Sbrick Team

    • 4 posts
    November 1, 2016 9:44 PM CET

    Hi sbrick team and owners

     

    Last week end i had to change my phone. my old windows phone was broken and i finally choose a sony xperia E5 android.

    Now i tried again and again to make it work with my sbrick.

    No problem to couple it with the phone but no way to found it with the sbrick app...I tried  many times coupling uncoupling run the app but no result at all ...

    maybe If it's a firmaware problem but I can't update the sbrick firmware without the app and i don't know how to do to make it available for the app...Is someone has any advice or solutions ....

     

     

     

    • 310 posts
    October 26, 2016 9:47 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Oscar Rydhé said:

    Hi

    I updated one of my SBricks to fw 4.17 and the battery and voltage readings doesn't work.

    I only get 00 00 back when sending 0F00 and 0F0E according to protocol https://social.sbrick.com/wiki/view/pageId/11/slug/the-sbrick-ble-protocol

    It works as expected with my other sbrick with fw 4.8

    The SBrick Simple Control app also shows readings for the SBrick with 4.8 but not for the one with 4.17 

    Is this a bug or is this feature not supported any more?

    [/blockquote]

     

    Hello Oscar! 

    It looks like a new bug.

    Soon there will be available a "feedback" menu in the IOS app to report a bug like this, but till that time please fill out this form, our developers will contact you soon. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIneJxqxmZMRasFSklMBO20-yOJGxY6zBCTnz-10eb1xoyIg/viewform

    Thank you, 
    Best reagds, 
    Balint

    • 4 posts
    October 25, 2016 9:25 PM CEST

    Hi

    I updated one of my SBricks to fw 4.17 and the battery and voltage readings doesn't work.

    I only get 00 00 back when sending 0F00 and 0F0E according to protocol https://social.sbrick.com/wiki/view/pageId/11/slug/the-sbrick-ble-protocol

    It works as expected with my other sbrick with fw 4.8

    The SBrick Simple Control app also shows readings for the SBrick with 4.8 but not for the one with 4.17 

    Is this a bug or is this feature not supported any more?

    • 164 posts
    October 20, 2016 2:45 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Alexandre Campos said:

    Also, I found that one of the bottom contacts (in the middle foreground on the below photo) of my SBrick (bought at Tomar BRInCKa 2015 in Portugal) looks recessed and probably doesn't touch the respective contact on the cable connected to it. Fortunately this contact appears to be one of the Power Functions motor lines and not one of the Power supply lines, as the SBrick still powers on, connects to my phone (but not the tablet), and drives its outputs. This isn't serious, is it?

    [/blockquote]

    Dear Alexandre, 

    It seems your SBrick have some hardware problem. You will get a replacement SBrick. 
    Please contcat us about the details at: info@sbrick.com


    Tamas. 

    • 2 posts
    October 19, 2016 3:38 PM CEST

    [blockquote]K TOM said:

    Hello,


    Can you make, please,

    one-one session with your devices with these steps?

     

    1. restart the app

    2. SBricks menu --> connect to one SBrick

    3. use slider A for 3 seconds

    4. use slider B for 3 seconds

    5. tap onto the menu

    6. wait 10 seconds

    7. exit from the app

     

    Thank you! Tamas

    [/blockquote]

     

    I'm not sure what you mean by "one-one session" but regardless I can't do what you ask because the app isn't connecting to the SBrick anymore.  I can pair and unpair in the Bluetooth menu (a change from yesterday when pairing was beign rejected by the SBrick) but when I go to the SBricks menu in the app, I just get the grey screen with the spinning half-circles.

    • 13 posts
    October 19, 2016 1:01 AM CEST

    I'm having mixed results with my devices.

    My Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (Android 5.1.1) used to work well with the latest versions of SBrick FW and app from the Store, but lately the app could detect the SBrick but, when opening its test page, it kept giving me the spinning circles. The Simple Control app worked similarly: the SBrick was detected, but the test sliders did nothing and the status bar remained dark green. Now, having installed the 4.2.0.76_2.136.16-r beta, it now works and I was able to update the FW.

    With my Nvidia SHIELD Tablet K1 (Android 6.0.1), it's another story: neither the full app (even the beta) nor Simple Control detect my SBrick. It is visible on the Bluetooth Settings screen, but nowhere else.

    Also, I found that one of the bottom contacts (in the middle foreground on the below photo) of my SBrick (bought at Tomar BRInCKa 2015 in Portugal) looks recessed and probably doesn't touch the respective contact on the cable connected to it. Fortunately this contact appears to be one of the Power Functions motor lines and not one of the Power supply lines, as the SBrick still powers on, connects to my phone (but not the tablet), and drives its outputs. This isn't serious, is it?