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Peter Balcombe
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Re: OpenXsensor

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Hi Frank,
When you say the OpenXsensor page, do you mean the various settings in the basic & advanced config files?
They now have an updated Configurator application that may help with that - apparently runs on Windows10 or Linux.
OpenXsensor was updated 2 months ago.

I bought some small PCBs from Chris Bott which help a lot with LiPo balance lead connections via potential dividers.
I made a 4S/5S LiPo, current & Altimeter unit, plus a couple of GPS units (one with Altimeter & one without) & am awaiting another small GPS (Beitian BN180) from China before I make a 4S LiPo, current & GPS unit to fit my E-Diamond which already has an Altimeter equipped Rx.

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Re: OpenXsensor

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All this seems a lot of hassle for not much return. What is wrong with the FrSky sensors??, I have not had any problems with them.

:o :o :o :o

BC

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Peter Balcombe
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Re: OpenXsensor

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Nothing wrong with FrSky sensors Barry, but I can make a GPS sensor for just over a tenner & can make up units with my choice of sensing elements in one package rather than being limited to off the shelf units :)

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Re: OpenXsensor

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Peter Balcombe wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> When you say the OpenXsensor page, do you mean the various settings in the
> basic & advanced config files?
> They now have an updated Configurator application that may help with that -
> apparently runs on Windows10 or Linux.
> OpenXsensor was updated 2 months ago.
>
>
No the actual webpage, maybe I am using the wrong one, but i find it almost as easy as the new Hobbyking one to find what you are actually looking for :oops: . Maybe I am on an old page, can you post a link to the page you are referring to.

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Re: OpenXsensor

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Frank,
Try using the latest version of OpenXsensor with its conguration tool (runs on Mac orWindows10).
This provides a straightforward means of automatically generating the 2 configuration files needed for compilation.
All you need to do is to run the configuration tool, tick the required function boxes, then fill in function info such as voltage divider resistor values etc.
For Multiplex radio protocol there is a table to identify what info to put on each Tx display line.
The tool then creates the appropriate config files which are very short & easy to read as they don’t have all the notes & other options to wade through.

Note that if your temperature sensor requirement is within -40 to +125C, have a look at the simple 3 wire TO92 case Style TMP35 or TMP36 ones as these produce a calibrated linear voltage output which are easy to connect to an analogue voltage channel & access via the TMP1 or 2 value.

The latest OpenXsensor library can be found at https://github.com/openXsensor/openXsensor
Download the Zip file & then extract to your chosen location.
Drill down to the Configuration executable & run that. The generated config files are stored in the same folder as the executable by default, so just copy & paste into your project to replace the default ones.
The Configurator now also allows you to view the config files which have been generated.
Peter

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