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    • 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.

    [/blockquote]

    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
    • 87 posts
    January 9, 2015 12:03 PM CET

    [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).

    • 3 posts
    January 9, 2015 11:50 AM CET

    So, I finally got my sBrick yesterday, love how it looks, but let's talk about functionality, which is missing.

    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...

    I am using the latest version of the Android app, I reinstalled it twice, I cannot use any profiles, thus I cannot use the sBrick.

    Yes, I am doing this on an Android 4.4.2 device, with Bluetooth 4.0, as required. Any ideas? Thank you :)


    This post was edited by Mihai Dreve at January 9, 2015 11:50 AM CET
    • 34 posts
    January 9, 2015 2:57 AM CET

    So the 0.26 seems fix the port invert mixup. Good Job.

    [blockquote]Maxim Baybakov said:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4UFWNYyyEU
    The
    same problems in the port test

    [/blockquote]

    Now, this seems to be what I called lag on Nexus. Tried all the devices I have and the results are
    Bad - Google Nexus 7, Motorola Moto G 1st and 2nd gen (all 4.4 and stock Android UI)
    Good - HTC One M7 (4.3 plus HTC Sense 6.0)

    It happens for sliders both vertical and horizontal (Test2 and Gamepad 2 profiles), and port testing screen too (other controls don't work for me). It seems to sample the sliding movement and buffer the inputs.

    I did a quick test on port testing screen:
    - if I keep sliding left/right the inputs are buffered.
    - if I just click left/right, I can do it really fast and it seems OK


    This post was edited by Matej Papluh at January 9, 2015 2:57 AM CET
    • 9 posts
    January 8, 2015 11:00 PM CET

    Finaly!!! With the new Android update 0.26 the recognized my SBrick, although I still cannot pair it with my phone in my bluetooth aplication.

    Great, I don't know what you did, but you did it. Thanks!

    • 4 posts
    January 8, 2015 10:23 PM CET

    [blockquote]Denis H said:

    Hi, 

    Just test the android 0.25 version with the Crawler 9398 and a MOC (is a car), both have only steering and acceleration....now with my samsung S3 i can discovery and connect the sbrick...THANKS fot that!!!!!

    [/blockquote]

    I too am using with 9398, as with Denis I'm using gamepad2 and noticed the motors often stay on even when the slider is released and resets.  The last few updates seem to have reversed the sliders too, initially forward / back was reversed, then that was fixed, and now steering is reversed. :-)

    At least I now know that the 4 on / off sliders next to the diagram of the brick in the linked brick screen reverse the controls!

    All running on a Nexus 5, L5.0.1


    This post was edited by Iain H at January 8, 2015 10:34 PM CET
  • January 8, 2015 9:20 PM CET

    [blockquote]Fernando Correia said:

    [blockquote]Christian Treczoks said:a software like this would never, ever, be released.[/blockquote]

    Yes, maybe not beta and still alpha quality. And then?[/blockquote]

    I am well aware that software quality is no longer an issue today. A lot of software is thrown at the users in stages where it is not yet finished in the name of "rapid development". But a software that blows up at the second touch after it had several public iterations already? And how many times have we had the case of a "this bug is still there" in this discussion? Yes, ok, not all faetures are there, and bugs will lurk somewhere in the deep - thats alpha - but at least the shallow and reported bugs should be dealt with before any new release, even in alpha.

    • 12 posts
    January 8, 2015 9:56 AM CET

    Hello again.

    Finally I’ve received my SBrick and I’m like a child with new shoes!!

    I have to acknowledge all the efforts made by Tamás Fábián so I could finally have my brick. Thanks again Tamás.

    Yesterday, my son and I were testing Sbrick, , and despite the android app is not quite fine yet, we are very hopeful with SBrick and future developments.

    I think that as a kickstarter project I knew there was an implicit risk but I think it is showing that the project works and has a great future ahead. These guys are making a great job so far. The hardware quality is very good and there is no relevant failures found so far. Android app has big issues, but still it allows to do some tests already and I am sure that soon improve its performance and options.

    Cheers folks!