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

Friday, September 9, 2016

v0.20 firmware

Minla bootloader v0.02: minlaBootloader_v0.02.dfu
Minla firmware v0.20: minla_v0.20_firmware.bin
Minla GUI v0.01: minlaGUI_v0.01.jar

Notes:
- added 640x480 video resolution support
- bug fixes and minor improvements

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Android App

"Minla Control" application is now available in Google Play Store.
Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.minlarc.minlacp



1. When first opened - press "ADD NEW" menu item.
2. Fill in "Name" field - it can be any text you want.
3. Fill in "Minla unique ID" - is your Minla receiver id - same as you use when you access web interface.
4. "Web interface URL" can be left default if you didn't modify original Minla web interface html file.
5. Press "Save". You will see your new connection item on next screen. Press it and you will get to Minla web interface in full-screen mode and landscape orientation.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

v0.19 firmware

Minla bootloader v0.02: minlaBootloader_v0.02.dfu
Minla firmware v0.19: minla_v0.19_firmware.bin
Minla GUI v0.01: minlaGUI_v0.01.jar

Notes:
v0.19 includes all features of v0.18-experimental plus:
- 4S lipo battery voltage sensing on pin 11
- various bug-fixes and minor improvements

Sunday, July 3, 2016

v0.18 firmware (experimental)



Minla bootloader v0.02: minlaBootloader_v0.02.dfu
Minla firmware v0.18: minla_v0.18_firmware.bin
Minla GUI v0.01: minlaGUI_v0.01.jar

This is the major firmware update with a lot of new features introduced.
Notes:
1. Starting from version 0.18 firmware is released in form of ".bin" file.
2. New Minla modules are shipped with bootloader pre-programmed into device flash memory. For old ones - bootloader has to be programmed to flash memory in order to be able to receive new firmware upgrades.
3. Bootloader can be programmed using DfuSe firmware upgrade utility just as regular firmware file prior to v0.18. Once bootloader is programmed - firmware v0.18 and later can be uploaded to device internal memory using Minla GUI app on Windows or Linux PC.
4. Minla GUI was introduced to configure device and firmware upgrade (java version 8 is required to run Minla GUI on Windows and Linux. You can download latest Java here http://www.java.com/en/download/)
5. Minla GUI can be used to configure camera initial state, resolution, image quality, gps source, mobile network settings, server settings and upgrade device firmware.
6. Various minor changes.

Step-by-step procedure to upgrade to v0.18:
1. Disconnect all wires from Minla and disconnect USB modem.
2. Proceed with minla_firmware_upgrade_v0.1_EN.pdf to upload minlaBootloader_v0.02.dfu (link above) to device internal memory.
3. Download and start MinlaGUI_v0.01.jar (link above).
4. Connect Minla to your Windows or Linux pc with mini-usb cable. You may need to install ST drivers for Windows pc if device is not recognized by system. Drivers can be downloaded by this link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3220677/drone/fw_bl/stm32_vcp_v1.3.1.zip
5. Select Minla from drop-down list and press "Connect".
6. In upgrade tab select firmware ".bin" file and press "Upgrade".
7. Once upgrade process is finished Minla can be configured via Minla GUI app.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

v0.17 firmware (stable)

Minla firmware v0.17 (stable): minla_v0.17_firmware.dfu

Notes:
  • fixed bug in Naza GPS communication code (sometimes Naza GPS data could not be read for a substantial period of time and sometimes it could lead to minla reset to restore GPS communication). 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

v0.16 firmware (stable)

Minla firmware v0.16 (stable): minla_v0.16_firmware.dfu

Notes:
  • include tested improvements from minla firmware 0.15
  • minor bugfixes