FrSky Android Dashboard

Documentation

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about this Android app. Feel free to let us know if you feel something is missing.

Versions and Roadmap

See the full roadmap for more detail

Setups

Espen's Setups

Original Goals

The original goals for the app was to create an app for Android phones that could connect to the FrSky Two-Way Tx module and receive live telemetry data from this.

It should also be able to be used to program the Tx module.

Things it should achieve:
  • Display of Raw numbers for AD1,AD2,RSSItx,RSSIrx (Done, 1.0)
  • Application of unit conversion (e.g. Voltage) to AD1 and AD2 (Done, 1.0)
  • Display of raw userbytes
  • Implement the FUP protocol
  • Alarms for low voltage
  • Alarms for value change (vario)
  • Log raw data stream (Done, 1.0)
  • "Playback" raw datastream (simulator purposes)
  • Program Tx alarms (Done, 1.0)

Ideas

  • Bluetooth connection
  • Text to speech, alarms and indications
  • Sensors to trigger value readout
    • Sudden movement (if mounted to antennae)
    • Certain angle
  • Voice recognition to trigger value readouts
    • All readouts when any "word"
    • Different words for different readouts
  • Vibrator possibility on alarms
  • Google Maps integration for GPS
  • Graphical representation of sensor hub data
  • Distance between model GSP and Android Device GPS

Hardware

Wikis

Bluetooth Module
Bluetooth Module inside DJT

Specifics
Developer Espen Hans
Devices HTC Desire/Acer Iconia A500/Samsung Galaxy SII HTC Hero/Desire Z/Acer beTouch e130/SE Xperia Mini Pro
FrSky Tx Module DFT DHT, DJT
FrSky Rx's D8R (V2 firmware), D4FR, D8R-II, D6FR D8R-II receiver
Hub FSH-01
Sensors DIY Voltage, FBVS-01, GPS-01, TEMS-01, FVAS-01
Bluetooth BlueTooth Module RS232 level BlueTooth Module TTL level
Radio Hitec Optic 6 Turnigy 9x

Sources

The FrSky Dashboard uses source from the BlueTerm open source project: http://pymasde.es/blueterm/ to communicate with the Bluetooth module. The BlueTerm source is covered by the Apache 2 Licence: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

References

FrSky WebPage http://frsky-rc.com/
BlueTooth Module http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200578455455
BlueTerm http://pymasde.es/blueterm/

AndroidDashTopology.png (27 KB) Espen Solbu, 04/11/2011 08:43 am

bt_front.jpg - Bluetooth module connected to FrSky module in radio (696 KB) Espen Solbu, 04/12/2011 09:41 pm

bt_rear.jpg - Bluetooth module connected to FrSky module in radio (667 KB) Espen Solbu, 04/12/2011 09:41 pm