Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Minla HDW firmware upgrade v1.05

New firmware includes following bugfixes:
  1. Some mavlink messages were incorrectly dropped due to wrong checksum (EKF and Vibration as example). This upgrade fixes this.
  2. Improves stability of mavlink data flow.

Step-by-step upgrade process:

1. Switch off Minla HDW and open enclosure by unscrewing 4 screws on back cover. You will see pcb with microsd card. Carefully remove microsd card (do not bend camera flex pcb without a reason) and insert it in your PC.

2. Download and extract microsd card image from this archive:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OP4tHxBrEiYqPEhyBBy4dkIX1xFlgV3c
As a result you must have minlahdw_sd_image_prod_v1.05_02.11.2018.img image file.

3. Next flash this file to microsd card by using any flashing software (for example https://etcher.io/on Windows or "disks" on Linux).

4. After flashing is completed open this file on microsd card:
/minlahdw/config.json
and find string
"uid": "place_your_id_here"
change "place_your_id_here" to your Minla HDW UID.
Please note that UID must remain in quotes. So final string shall look something like this:
"uid": "ITjonwk3245221",

5. Save changes, insert card back to Minla HDW and close plastic enclosure.

6. Connect Minla HDW to flight controller.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Minla HDW firmware upgrade v1.04

Some users reported stability issues with data transmission and camera on MinlaHDW.
This upgrade fixes this. 
If you experience any issues with Minla HDW it's highly recommended to upgrade.

Step-by-step upgrade process:

1. Switch off Minla HDW and open enclosure by unscrewing 4 screws on back cover. You will see pcb with microsd card. Carefully remove microsd card (do not bend camera flex pcb without a reason) and insert it in your PC.

2. Download and extract microsd card image from this archive:
As a result you must have minlahdw_sd_image_prod_min_v1.04_26.10.2018.img image file.

3. Next flash this file to microsd card by using any flashing software (for example https://etcher.io/ on Windows or "disks" on Linux).

4. After flashing is completed open this file on microsd card:
/minlahdw/config.json
and find string
"uid": "place_your_id_here"
change "place_your_id_here" to your Minla HDW UID.
Please note that UID must remain in quotes. So final string shall look something like this:
"uid": "ITjonwk3245221",

5. Save changes, insert card back to Minla HDW and close plastic enclosure.

6. Connect Minla HDW to flight controller.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

v0.24 firmware

Minla firmware v0.24: minla_v0.24_firmware.bin
Minla bootloader v0.03: minlaBootloader_v0.03.dfu

Notes:
- some bugfixes related to flash write issues on some boards

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Minla HDW

We are happy to announce that Minla HDW is released and available for purchase on project web site: minlarc.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NEW PRODUCT. Minla HDW.

For those of you who interested in controlling Pixhawk (or another Ardupilot based flight controller) via mobile internet (2G/3G/4G). New Minla HDW bridges mavlink data stream between ground control station apps (like Mission Planner or QGroundControl) and flight controller. Additionally Minla HDW transmits live video (720x480, color, 25fps) directly to ground control station HUD.
Video describing features of new Minla HDW will be released soon. Check project web site www.minlarc.com for more details.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

v0.22 firmware

Minla firmware v0.22: minla_v0.22_firmware.bin

Notes:
- more time is given for cellular modem to initialize and find mobile network
- stability improvements
- minor bug fixes

P.S. Documentation section was updated with new Huawei E3372h modem configuration guide:
Huawei E3372h configuration v0.3.pdf

Tuesday, November 1, 2016