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Open Panzer Help / Re: New Smoker Functinality
« Last post by Rad_Schuhart on October 15, 2019, 03:02:00 PM »
I dont know if the feature is already there, but can we control the smoke with a pot? I mean in a proportional way, the more the more you turn the pot, the more the smoke.
Yes, this is possible if you set the Control to "Manual (with function triggers)" in the Smoker section on the Motors tab of OP Config. Then assign the "Smoker - Manual Speed" function to your pot channel.

Of course as the name implies, you will have to adjust the speed manually - the smoker will not respond to throttle commands, it will only respond to you turning the pot. But I think this must be the same method as when you use a speed control.

Perfect, that was my idea. I will test it soon.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: New Smoker Functinality
« Last post by LukeZ on October 15, 2019, 02:48:24 PM »
I dont know if the feature is already there, but can we control the smoke with a pot? I mean in a proportional way, the more the more you turn the pot, the more the smoke.
Yes, this is possible if you set the Control to "Manual (with function triggers)" in the Smoker section on the Motors tab of OP Config. Then assign the "Smoker - Manual Speed" function to your pot channel.

Of course as the name implies, you will have to adjust the speed manually - the smoker will not respond to throttle commands, it will only respond to you turning the pot. But I think this must be the same method as when you use a speed control.
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Open Source Sound Dev / Re: Wiring an amp to the OP soundcard.
« Last post by LukeZ on October 15, 2019, 02:44:39 PM »
I'm glad you got it working again! It's always the simple things which trip us up.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: New Smoker Functinality
« Last post by Rad_Schuhart on October 15, 2019, 02:13:06 PM »
I dont know if the feature is already there, but can we control the smoke with a pot? I mean in a proportional way, the more the more you turn the pot, the more the smoke.

I am saying this because I had some problems when extensive using smoke units. With the On-Off way, alfter a while running sometimes is either too much smoke, or too little. Also the smoke fluid evaporates and sometimes I need to adjust the voltage to keep the equilibrium between puffing smoke and not burning the element, so a pot would be the ideal for that purpose.

In this case is just an idea, not an official request. I do this in some other units with a cheap chinese ESC and works good.
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Show and Tell / Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Last post by Lotuswins on October 15, 2019, 02:10:07 PM »
Hi Johnnyvd,

So I now have two tanks with the smoker working with your 3D printed boxes/TCB mounts.  Works a treat.  As for improvements, well, would it be possible to print in the lower half of the smoker box?  That way no drilling or cutting up a good smoker.  My son printed mine in PLA, which I'm not sure would take the temperatures?? If printed in ABS, that should be okay?? Now if we can get just the smoker resistor, after printing the top of the box, we would be golden.

I really like that I have better sound now, as well as no pesky smoker noise in the background, as well as better smoke flow.

Thanks again,  Jerry
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Open Source Sound Dev / Re: Wiring an amp to the OP soundcard.
« Last post by Rad_Schuhart on October 14, 2019, 01:53:13 PM »
Well, time to update. I ordered the Teensy in a strange website which did not inspire me a lot of confidence, but it was in Germany, cheap and with free shipping, so I played the cheapman role again and I ordered it.

It took two days to arrive. I came with no box. Just a plastic envelope and a Teensy paper that explains the pins... I did not know if I got a counterfeit board or a counterfeit of a counterfeit. What I knew is the pirate version came with a nice box and this came with nothing.

I inspected it, connected it to the open panzer software and flashed the newest firmware with no problems at all. But I can do that in my damaged board too, so it did not say a lot.

Then I grabbed some pins and I did a dry fit... It did not work and I started sweating... If I solder the pins, I lose the guarantee and I cannot return it in case of a counterfeit... I tried several things more and well, I had to pull the plunge and to solder the pins on it.

Fairly easy job that I did with very afraid of messing it, droping a solder iron blob over the microprocessor or things like that... Surprisingly it went smooth and nice.

I started the tank, and no sound. I flashed the soundcard firmware again, and no dice. I connected the TCB and I got a promp saying I had to update it. I did it, and after that nothing worked. I paniked and I thought I damaged something, so I tried installing and uninstalling things until I realized all I had to do is to flash my own config in the board again, lol.

Ok, the tank was working again, but still no sound. I tried everything and I cursed myself for not ordering the teensy board with the pins already soldered for 2 extra euros. The cheapman's curse, for ordering in strange sites and saving pennies ordering with no pins, lol. I also thought the other part of the OP soundcard was damaged.

I read the wiki, I flashed and unflashed everything again, and then... Well, it embarrases me, but it might make you laugh. Then I saw it. The speaker. It was just not plugged in.

For God's sake, how could I have missed that? It brought me to desperation, pretty much like when I could not shoot the cannon because of the repair switch, lol.

But yeah, the thing is the board works, I have sound and everything is as expected. I liked more the purple color in the soundcard, but now I have a story to tell. :)

Pfew!
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Open Source Sound Dev / Re: Wiring an amp to the OP soundcard.
« Last post by Rad_Schuhart on October 11, 2019, 03:39:08 AM »
Obviously I've never bought from them so I have no idea, but you can try and find out.

I mentioned to you earlier the PJRC Official Distributor List, there are multiple sellers in Germany on that list as well as others elsewhere in the EU. I don't know why you wouldn't just use one of those but as we say in America, it's a free country and you can do what you want.

Well, I did check that link. The two austrian links were not working, so I entered in their homepage, and the fist shop has them out of stock, and in the second are not found.

Then I checked some of the links in germany and it seems they have it, so I will order it from there. Thanks for your assistance!
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Show and Tell / Re: My Tiger II
« Last post by Rad_Schuhart on October 11, 2019, 03:32:10 AM »
Very nice unit Rad! And i must say its a very nice camo-job! Not too dark.

Love the  zimmerit work also.. Well done!

But i would not be able to keep myselves from knocking off some of the fenders and put some dents and scratches on it  ;D but great work!

Thank you!

Yes, I was tempted to remove some of the fenders, and also make scratches and bullet holes... But I must confess I paniked. At least the fenders are just bolted and can be easily removed, but the scratches and dents were just a risk too high for me. And finding tamiya spares is horrible hard and/or expensive here in Europe...

But overall I am happy, and I enjoyed the zimmerit process quite a lot.

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Open Source Sound Dev / Re: Wiring an amp to the OP soundcard.
« Last post by LukeZ on October 10, 2019, 04:36:17 PM »
Obviously I've never bought from them so I have no idea, but you can try and find out.

I mentioned to you earlier the PJRC Official Distributor List, there are multiple sellers in Germany on that list as well as others elsewhere in the EU. I don't know why you wouldn't just use one of those but as we say in America, it's a free country and you can do what you want.
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Show and Tell / Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Last post by johnnyvd on October 10, 2019, 03:03:14 PM »
Great to hear that you can use them! I normally don't have to use a valve or something, just close off the box and leave only the hole opposite of the smoker open. Keep some distance and it works like on the video!
if you have any other good idea's please let me know!
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