Here it is – the next release – packed with new features and functionalities. The biggest is surely the all new Windows client (with its final name) miniEngine Studio!
The new miniEngine Studio can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/airiclenz/miniEngineStudio
The miniEngine software is also on GitHub: https://github.com/airiclenz/miniEngine2
Here is a list of all major updates and changes to the system:
- Added the minEngine Studio
- Added minEngine functions for the the minEngine Studio software
- Added new “Keyframes Mode” which is dedicated to (currently) only work together with the miniEngine Studio
- Added a function that updates settings to the new version during a software update (no configuration gets lost any longer)
- Improved dashboards to show only relevant data
- Improved settings menu-header
- Optimized system modes and run styles for easier use
- Fixed a bug where the motor was not moving when motor sleep was enabled
- Fixed a bug that not saved the keep powered status.
The new Windows client has no documentation yet but should be pretty self explanatory as all button have a tooltip to guide you as much as possible. I also tried to make the user interface as clean and straight-forward as possible. If anyone of you still is not able to figure out how it works, please contact me via the forum. I will help you as good as I can to make it work together with your miniEngine!
If you have any suggestions or find bugs, please let me know. This is the very first release and there is surely lots of space for improvements!
…but mainly I just hope it is of any use for you guys!
Here are some limitations to the functionality which I am aware of:
- The defined curves can not yet be stored on the miniEngine. After a reboot everything is gone and needs to be sent to the miniEngine again (this will surely some later).
- The communication between the Studio and and miniEngine might not work 100% in any case. If something is not working, try pressing the button again.
- The system is not yet “water-proof” and might have some unexpected behavior. I highly recommend using it with care, common sense and limit switches to not destroy your hardware.
- It does not work together with the miniEngine v1.
I also added a big portion to the documentation which should explains the system-assembly in much more detail.
Have fun with the new stuff!
I’ve been looking forward to this release & just want to air my appreciation for all your efforts! Credit where credit is due Airic Lenz!! You deserve beer!!!
Thank you! I really hope you will like it!
looks great… can’t wait to get home tonight and try this out… thanks for all your work… now I just need to build the panning part of my rail 🙂
Yes Airic, congrats for the new release! Can’t wait to start playing with it! Also, great job on the updated documentation. I’m sure it will answer lots of assembly questions. Cheers!
Thanks! Let me know what you think and if it works!
WHOA!!!! you have something huge here. i’m going to start testing this right away. I’m working on open source hardware right now. facebook.com/openmoco
I am glad you are liking it! Please let me know what you think – I am really eager to improve the software!
If I had two miniengines (1 runing pan tilt and the other running slide) could I control both using this? Looks really great!