Search found 340 matches

by vputz
March 19 2015, 18:58 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Orbitron not working with Spaceball 4000 FLX
Replies: 2
Views: 2372

Re: Orbitron not working with Spaceball 4000 FLX

Sorry to have missed this! Yes, you have to reflash it, I'm afraid... the SpaceOrb and SpaceBall use slightly different protocols. it's not really that hard, but you'll have to install the Arduino environment (you'll need 1.0.3 right now... look at http://wiki.thingotron.com/doku.php?id=products:orb...
by vputz
March 06 2015, 2:12 AM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Late to the party...
Replies: 12
Views: 7946

Re: Late to the party...

Jimh, really sorry I never noticed your question--I'll send you an IM (also to learn more; it shouldn't give you trouble about registration, although as Sparrow says you shouldn't need to!)
by vputz
January 28 2015, 17:08 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Orbshield Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

Re: Orbshield Problem

That's correct--by itself, it should just show up as a USB HID device and "just work" with a SpaceOrb 360; nothing else is needed. The driver and Arduino software are just there to reflash/reprogram the device (for keyboard / mouse mapping or other tricks, or to use other devices like the SpaceBall ...
by vputz
January 06 2015, 19:53 PM
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Agetec Asciiware Sphere 360
Replies: 4
Views: 5256

Re: Agetec Asciiware Sphere 360

nbrophy--EXCELLENT WORK! Ha, that's fantastic! I bet we could manage to make a Leonardo represent that as a HID device without too much trouble. It looks like you're able to represent everything the ASCII Sphere is doing--is that correct? If so, while the Orbotron boards won't be any use for you (th...
by vputz
January 06 2015, 14:55 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Orbshield Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

Re: Orbshield Problem

Haha! Yes sir, I am--and much has happened since you wrote last. The "buttons but not orb" is indeed a problem with supplying enough power, but I haven't seen it in a long while. The "approved solution" nowadays is to ditch the arduino/shield combo and try the shiny Orbotron 9000 :D I'm going to mak...
by vputz
May 20 2014, 16:58 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Late to the party...
Replies: 12
Views: 7946

Re: Late to the party...

Hey, Whodda! Yeah, that's me (at least if it's http://www.thingotron.com). Unfortunately I'm out of the SMD prebuilt orbshields and I placed my order for new parts only to find that my supplier's out of the microprocessor until mid-june, so don't expect orb independence until maybe the 4 Jul holiday...
by vputz
March 26 2014, 20:02 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Late to the party...
Replies: 12
Views: 7946

Re: Late to the party...

I don't know, I feel like I do that all the time while cooking...
by vputz
March 20 2014, 23:39 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Late to the party...
Replies: 12
Views: 7946

Re: Late to the party...

Hey, Ivor! Obviously I contacted you via email already, but I wanted to point out that there is both a "complete" version of the Orbotron (which comes ready-to-go as an SMD version) and there actually is a solderable kit. Since volume is pretty low, there are some periods in which I don't have any f...
by vputz
October 20 2013, 20:30 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 85217

Re: New run of orbshields

Rayz: Thanks! I'm well, just busy with a lot of other projects (among other things, an arduino-controlled preamp for no reason and a "refurb" kit for the old Thrustmaster FLCS/TQS after the FCS/WCS worked and I realized I still needed more buttons if I was going to try out some of the Freespace 2 mo...
by vputz
August 27 2013, 0:39 AM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 85217

Re: New run of orbshields

Rayz: I wrote the Waxbee author and while he doesn't have time to work on Orbotron integration, he did relate that it relies on the Teensy's half-K bootloader (as opposed to the 4k Leonardo bootloader). That probably means it'll work fine if it's hard-flashed (ie remove the "program over USB" mode a...
by vputz
August 21 2013, 1:07 AM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 85217

Re: New run of orbshields

Good stuff, gents! Sorry I'm not participating more; having a bit of a personal-life wallow and playing with some other projects. Finding time to consolidate the recent orb stuff has been slow. Rayz: Yep, I like the 4k+mouse combo, but the problem is I start running out of buttons! Even so it works ...
by vputz
August 12 2013, 16:32 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 85217

Re: New run of orbshields

Excellent that it works! And as for hard to control--yes, yes it is! It's definitely not trivial. I will say that it gets a lot better with practice, but it's also worth playing with the game controllers applet and configuration to see why it's difficult and if there are any tweaks that can help. Fo...
by vputz
August 10 2013, 14:07 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 85217

Re: New run of orbshields

Sorry for not seeing this until today--you did well getting everything up! There is some bad news: this is apparently a problem with the Leonardo (and thus the Orbotron, which is based on it) which affects a small fraction of people--which is why I hadn't heard of it until now. Were you able to inst...
by vputz
July 25 2013, 18:38 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 85217

Re: New run of orbshields

Well, the chording is in orbotron_translator.h ... the processing is handled in three stages and thus three files. Basically, orbotron_buffer.h handles processing from the orb and makes an internal model of what the physical orb is doing -- the buttons pressed, etc. So in orbotron_buffer.h, you'll f...
by vputz
July 23 2013, 13:20 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 85217

Re: New run of orbshields

Well, the parsing code for the 5000/Magellan comes right out of the magellan.c file of the Linux driver (it's a case of "why make it that hard?" since the protocol does some odd nibble crunching and packs a 16-bit integer into 4 encoded bytes, which at least is more straightforward than the SpaceOrb...

Go to advanced search