Keith and I both hope to be able to attend "Thunda Down Under" in
2015, and I've sent the organizers email requesting information on what
it takes to be treated as an on-site vendor.
Of course, it's always more fun to be at a launch when you have something
interesting to fly! Thus, while Keith and I might each show up with a
modest "travel rocket" of some sort... I've started pondering possible
larger "Altus Metrum" group projects. Since transporting a large
airframe to Australia would be a hassle, I wonder if a group project to
build an airframe in-country makes more sense? To that end, I'd be
pleased to know if any of our friends and customers in Australia want to
sign up to help with such a project?
My thoughts would be to engage in some group-think about project scope
and goals, then hope friends in-country would take on the sourcing and
preparation of suitable airframe materials. Depending on who wants to
participate and how tasks get taken up, we might plan to arrive a bit
early to help with any final assembly or other preparations,
installation of suitably fresh Altus Metrum electronics, etc.
So, to all our Aussie friends... does this sound like fun? If so,
please chime in with a reply. I don't expect the email associated with
such a project to be too heavy a load for this list to carry, but we can
always spawn a dedicated lists.gag.com list if I'm wrong.
>From what I can tell from browsing the code repos, the current programming
scripts are dependent on a modified version of OpenOCD v0.6.0 that contains
Jared Boone's lpc11u config files.
Has anyone tried using the latest v0.9.0 of OpenOCD with default configs?
>From what I can tell it already contains the config files for lpc11u. I
haven't finished building my EasyMini's yet so I can't test and confirm
they work yet, perhaps someone else has tried or is willing to try it out?
It looks like -f target/lpc11u14.cfg can be replaced with -f
target/lpc11xx.cfg in the ao-flash-lpc script.
Xenial ships with v0.9.0, and it looks like Jessie ships with v0.8.0.
>From what I can tell the lpc11xx.cfg config file was introduced in v0.8.0.
Are there any plans to transition to a newer release of OpenOCD?
Altus Metrum releases AltOS and AltosDroid 1.6.4
* Fix hardware flow control on TeleBT v1.0. Hardware RTS/CTS
doesn't seem to work, switch from using the hardware to
driving these pins with software. If you've got a TeleBT v1.0 device
and are planning on using the new AltosDroid idle mode features,
you'll need to reflash your TeleBT with this update.
* Fix USB connections to work across host computer reboots.
AltosUI, TeleGPS and AltosDroid New Features:
* Automatically switch from meters or feet to kilometers or
miles for distance units.
* Add Monitor Idle mode to TeleGPS application.
AltosDroid 1.6.4 also represents the first production version to
include the features from AltOS 1.6.3:
* Monitor Idle mode. Check state of flight computer while in
idle mode over the radio link
* Fire Igniters. Remotely fire igniters for recovery system
* Remote reboot. Cause the flight computer to reboot over the
radio link. This provides a method for switching the flight
computer from idle to flight mode without needing to reach
the power switch.
* Configurable frequency menu. Change the set of available
frequencies and provide more descriptive names.
Find more information on all Altus Metrum products at http://altusmetrum.org.