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rf remote
#1
I know your thinking of doing remote with rf key fobs but not sure exactly what you have in mind.

I would prefer can be used remotely without being able  to see the display.
For example be on the bow and need to dodge a log.
I'm only talking about what the buttons do.

Operationally like this:
https://www.madmanmarine.com/product-pag...te-control

Manual:
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/376162_8f...c0d250.pdf

Relevant bits from manual:

2.4.3 Button Assignments
The fob buttons are assigned the following functions:

Button A
 change 1 degree to port / select Auto
Button B
 change 1 degree to starboard / select Standby
Button C
 change 10 degrees to port
Button D
 change 10 degrees to starboard
Buttons A & C (together) auto-tack to port
Buttons B & D (together) auto-tack to starboard
Buttons A & B (together) select Wind Vane mode
Buttons C & D (together) select Track mode

The buttons are assigned the following mode change functions:
Long Press Button A
 select 'Auto’ mode
Long Press Button B
 select ‘Standby’ mode (if enabled)
*Buttons A & B
 select ‘Wind Vane’ mode#
*Buttons C & D
 select ‘Track’ mode
* Must be in ‘Auto’ mode first.

John
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#2
I have also wished for a dodge mode with previous autopilots. I haven't enough experience with the tinypilot to know whether I wish for it still or not.

The function could possibly be:
as long as the port button is pressed the pilot wold steer to max port as quickly as possible. When released it would return to previous course and maybe mode. Same for starboard button. It could be separate dodge buttons, but needs to be simple to execute.
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Larry - s/v Katie Lee Passport 45 Ketch (For Sale) - somewhere in Taiwan
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#3
I'm not sure about pressing buttons together. I am implementing rf receiver eventually so I will play with it. The raspberry turns out having difficulty decoding these in software, a lot of cpu used and not all packets are decoded. Unless maybe a kernel module could help this.

For now I found an arduino is better to offload this task. This means it would be relatively easy to also make custom remotes with more than 4 buttons, so dodge buttons are possible, and sending different messages for releasing the buttons to make holding them down work better.
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#4
(08-08-2019, 03:00 PM)seandepagnier Wrote: I'm not sure about pressing buttons together.   I am implementing rf receiver eventually so  I will  play with it.   The raspberry turns out having difficulty decoding  these in software, a lot of cpu used  and  not all packets are decoded.  Unless maybe a kernel module could help this.

For now I found an arduino is better to offload this  task.   This means it would be relatively  easy to also make custom remotes with more  than 4  buttons, so dodge buttons are possible, and sending different messages for releasing  the buttons to make  holding  them down work better.

Hi
New to Pypilot, I got my hydraulic controller and Tinycomputer from Sean last weekend.
Not ready with installation but reading on the forum to learn.
I have seen Sean recommending running tinypilot on an computer to control some settings.
Wouldn’t it be possible to use a portable pi zero w with Nokia screen and buttons as a remote? I wouldn’t feel good using a remote without screen were I can see if my push on the button takes effect.


Regards
Johan
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#5
Yes, it's possible. You would only need to tweak the boot script to make any number of additional tinypilot computer act as a control interface via wifi.

Basically you need to configure the wifi first as a client, then in the boot script, don't bother to start pypilot, and change the startup script for pypilot_lcd to pass the ip address of the autopilot rather than localhost, or edit ~/.pypilot/signalk.conf and put this in.
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