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by kylejohnson
Wed May 07, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Developer Discussions
Topic: [Solved] Which FPV package is in this photo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: Which FPV package is in this photo?

The #16HD V3 keychain camera looks to be the newest, best, hardware to use today. Here is a lot more detail, including several store options for purchase: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20149713&postcount=2 There are three lens variants, A (70 degree), B (slightly wider than 70 degree...
by kylejohnson
Wed May 07, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Developer Discussions
Topic: [Solved] Which FPV package is in this photo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: Which FPV package is in this photo?

After searching, I have found something similar to the pictured PCB. It is the PCB of a fake car keyfob that contains a camera and SD flash chip. :) Similar to the one here: http://www.chucklohr.com/808/C4/index.html Hummm :ugeek: EDIT: Oops! I should have read this first: http://www.bitcraze.se/201...
by kylejohnson
Sun May 04, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Developer Discussions
Topic: [Solved] Which FPV package is in this photo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

[Solved] Which FPV package is in this photo?

I finally found time to outfit my crazyflie with FPV! I was looking at the most recent video posted from the Bitcraze at Devoxx France blog, and noticed a new looking PCB for a FPV Tx/Rx (pictured below). Does anyone recognize what it is? It doesn't look like any of the combo systems on fpvhobby.com...
by kylejohnson
Fri May 31, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [SOLVED]How to get the PS3 controller running
Replies: 27
Views: 18517

Re: How to get the PS3 controller running

One thing I've found is that every time I restart my PC, I need to open MotionJoy's control panel back up, select the correct profile and click the Enable button again. The Enable button is the thing I always forget about.. until I remember it again. :roll:
by kylejohnson
Thu May 30, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Desoldering motor wires caution
Replies: 12
Views: 5839

Re: Desoldering motor wires caution

Instead of using a patch wire, I decided to just extend a blob of solder to cover the circle pad and the transistor lead. Photos: final_patch.jpg Photo of the underside where I clipped and soldered the motor wires, instead of touching the PCB again. Covered up with electrical tape: final_patch_under...
by kylejohnson
Thu May 30, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Desoldering motor wires caution
Replies: 12
Views: 5839

Re: Desoldering motor wires caution

The round pads that are near the transistor connect to the transistor. The square pads should not. When the round pad got ripped off it did leave a hole that looks square though :) . What about the other side of the pcb? Is the M3 round pad ripped of there too? If not, when you solder the wire in t...
by kylejohnson
Thu May 30, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Desoldering motor wires caution
Replies: 12
Views: 5839

Re: Desoldering motor wires caution

Here is a close-up of the M3 pads.. Underneath the blob of solder, the square M3 pad is in the same shape as the circle pad (it does not resemble a square pad anymore). :shock:
affected_area.jpg
by kylejohnson
Thu May 30, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Desoldering motor wires caution
Replies: 12
Views: 5839

Re: Desoldering motor wires caution

Ok, my flux cleaner arrived and I cleaned the board. The cleaner really makes a difference in being able to see everything once again. ;) I can now tell that I didn't damage the board as horribly as I once thought. :) My problem with M3 not spinning still remains, but I have solid multimeter reading...
by kylejohnson
Mon May 20, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Desoldering motor wires caution
Replies: 12
Views: 5839

Re: Desoldering motor wires caution

Thanks for checking in! I have some rosin flux remover on mail order, so my next update will probably be next week. As for the next design of the motor mount, building a stop further away from the motor may be the best option. That, or just fabbing the mounts with harder plastic? Perhaps I can glue ...
by kylejohnson
Sun May 19, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Desoldering motor wires caution
Replies: 12
Views: 5839

Re: Desoldering motor wires caution

Thanks for the additional tips. One thing I've realized is that I have a ton of flux that is all over and around the motor pads. I should probably clean that off and reevaluate. The connections seem fine when I test with the multimeter. Maybe I just shorted out the new motor or something. EDIT: I ju...