Friday, November 18, 2016

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offer

Hello,

It's this time of the year again and like every year there will be a chance to get the AMC1280USB motion controller in discounted price along with some extras.

For this year I elected to add to the offer free 3D printed stuff!!






This year's offer is $100 off the normal price of the controller plus 3D printed enclosure for the 6DOF ext board and the cool knob for easier navigation in the LCD menu of the controller, as seen on the photos above.

This offer is valid for orders from today (Nov 18) until Cyber Monday (Nov 28).

Terms:
-The lead time for shipping these orders is 30-40 days.
-Shipping is free using USPS First class package only. (Sorry no express option for this).
-3D printed parts may be slightly different color from above shown on the photos.


To place order for this offer or inquiry, you can contact me at:
Tronicgr @ Gmail .com   (minus the spaces, which are used to deter bots) ,


Thanks



EDIT: Some of the 3D printed parts are done already:






Thanos
San Diego, CA,  2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Firmware Update for AMC1280USB

Hi,

Here is the AMC1280USB Firmware version 2.1c:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ga43dgwaiedpo1m/enc_6dof_AMC1280USB_v2.1c.hex?dl=0


Older 2.x firmware revisions can be found here:
www.dropbox.com/sh/xqlwxapu2fqy1zz/AACy3n3ByXef-IZO7xbNvTpma?dl=0



Revision History (updated 9/8/2016)
-Added Individual PID values for all 6 motors.
-Added switch to merged single value for PID for all motors for legacy reasons.
-Added new mode for Analog signal (-11v,0,+11v) for Industrial Servomotor Drives (enabled with Jumper S1).
-Added NO limit switch for PWM mode for H-bridges that use only one DIR line (like Pololu's High Power H-bridge).
-Fixed other minor performance issues.




While installing the new firmware 2.1c you may receive a error message "Buffer overflow : [92944] > [65536]".

Look here about the setting in the AVRUBD to make it fit in the memory: http://motionsim.freeforums.net/post/324


If you have any questions or suggestions or bugs to report, please write me here:
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/211/firmware-2-1c


Thanks
Thanos

San Diego, California
2016

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Time for Cyber Monday sale

This time of year came again, the turkey is in the oven, but soon after the Thanksgiving dinner everyone will be out looking for their favorite deals.

This year I prepared an early special limited version of the 2016 AMC1280USB controller that will be available only to those that place their orders from now up to Monday, NOV 30, 23:59 PST time.

As additional gift into the discount, I'll provide for free the 6DOF 1A DC motor shield along the controller. Details about this shield were provided in previous blog post.













Please contact me for discounted pricing and shipping at Tronickod@yahoo.com


Thanks
Thanos

California, USA, 2015

Video updates of 6DOF platforms using AMC1280USB motion controller

I'll post here some new video updates over the last month of the 6DOF platforms that AMC1280USB owners made available.

These home (and professional) projects are becoming more and more perfect! Thanks guys for sharing your progress!


 DoctorD (Australia):






Fabio:
Assetto corsa with 6dof simulator Power by X-SIM




jmsmsagrada
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/53/boeing-6dof-motion-platform-project
6dof Platform Test 3






HEXPOD
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/156/hexpod

HEXPOD from hexpod on Vimeo.



Thanks
Thanos

California, USA. 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bigger, better, stronger 6DOF platforms using AMC1280USB controller

Lately we see more and better DIY 6DOF platforms being build. The community is growing strong and the interest in 6DOF systems is bigger than ever. Its the only way to provide full immersion for motion simulation at the moment, that combined with other new technologies like the oculus rift or fully enclosed detailed cockpits can really make the difference. The times that desktop racers or flight enthusiasts were enjoying their simulation games or training for the real thing is past without return. Even older motion systems that provide 2DOF (seat movers) or 3DOF platforms are now the past, offering too little to the immersion of gaming.

Watch the new 6DOF systems in all their glory in the following videos (I'll be adding more the next days).













Fabio Benedetti
Dynamic. simulator.italia
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/63/billos-6dof








齐悦
http://www.x-sim.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1622
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/87/detachable-stable-screen-oculus-simulator
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/100/new-control-units
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/87/new-video-6dof-simulator-2









Mr Simulator
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/15/6dof-platform








Fabi Reason
www.VRMotion.rocks Online
6 DOF @ SH
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/68/fabis-thanos-board-configurator-beta
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/107/project-cars-bff
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/76/motion-tv
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/119/172-cockpit-mounted-on-6dof








jmsmsagrada
http://motionsim.freeforums.net/thread/53/boeing-6dof-motion-platform-project
http://motionsim.blogspot.com/2014/05/737ng-simulator-project.html








Ignacy (Just a Quick Preview for now)




More to come soon.



Thanos,
San Diego, California, USA. @2015


Friday, July 3, 2015

TimeLapse of building the AMC1280USB motion controller

Just to show how long it takes to make one of these controllers... Its all built and assembled by hand...
Total time to make one (including testing) 3-4 hours...


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Thanos
San Diego, California, 2015