Download Both version of the miniEngine are published to a code-revisioning-systems: miniEngine 2: Download the latest project packet GitHub Repository miniEngine 1: Sourceforge Repository
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Hello to Germany,
just a short question – did you set up the Arduino Environment as described in the setup manual (you con download it here)?
There is a folder called “ArduinoSDK-AddOn” contained in the CineMoco download where you will find the manual as well as all needed files.
will this work on the Arduino Mega 2560?
If you are talking about the original miniEngine or the coneMoco, then “Yes”. Both are Arduino compatible.
I have a couple of 2560’s that need something to do! 🙂
I have setup with UNO, your miniE shield and DFRobot LCD v1.1 …
But my “Select” key wont work… alas I can manuver in the menu but not set anything… Is there anything I need to fine tune for button press reading to work or is it maybe a broken button?
I found the answer myself! I needed to fine-tune the mE_Keys sketch
“#define key_x_value” numbers to match the voltage dividers for the keys. So now it works great.
I´m also using the Big Easy Stepper board and a 1.68A stepper motor with 5.18:1 planetary gear box = 16,5Kg/cm torque! Thats going to drag my rig around pretty easy! 😉
Thanks for a great miniE shield, Airic!
I cant wait for your next version to come!
Great to hear that you fixed it! If you want you can post the figures for the different values that worked for you on the forum.
Hey Bent I’m having the same problem that you had with DFRobot LCD v1.1.
Can you please post a picture with the modification that you had made in the sketch?
I really apreciate that.
Please check the forum for the info you are looking for: http://forum.airiclenz.com
Is it possible to use to use the miniEngine, so that the motor is continous powering without the steps between? Because I am a filmmaker and i want to use this to let the slider move from one end to the other in only some seconds without the steps in between.
yes it is possible. Currently the continuous mode does exactly that. You can define the distance to be moved, the total-time it should take as well as the ramping into, as well as out of the move (in percent of the total time the move takes). This Continuous mode is originally for time-lapse but it moves the dolly in a smooth way, so perfect for what you want.
Later on there will be a dedicated video mode as well as more complex moves via key-frames. The motor-control engine is already key-frame based but there is no user interface for editing them yet 😉
Just found your project and I am about to dig in!
I would like to build a controller for both time-lapse and video.
Keeping thing simple I would like to start with the miniEngine1. Is this still supported or all the attention is on miniengine2?
Will the mini engine 1 be enough for my needs? (Video and time-lapse)
Do I need the shield or I can get away with connecting the easy driver to Arduino directly?
Sorry for all the questions.
This is a great project. Well done!
the miniEngine 1 is still supported. If you want to do video though, I recommend the miniEngine 2 as the original version is not capable of doing steady and smooth video moves. In both cases you’ll need a shield. Everything you need is available in the shop.
Hi. Sorry for my bad english, it’s not my native language. I’ve got a question – is it possible to use your code with arduino uno, but without lcd and with different stepper controller (http://electropark.pl/img/cms/moduly/ster_silnikow/tb6560_1.jpg TB65060AHQ)? Of course, with a changes of your code.
And you can upgrade mini V1 to work with the arduino IDE 1.6.13
thanks you very much !! 😉
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