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  1. elchupacabra, on quick inspection of the software and IMO it looks like the phone is waiting for some sort of command from the dlink to continue. If we knew this command(s) we maybe a step closer. Of course baud rate would also play a part.
  2. Tough call. I've asked CE for the commands sent to and from the BT unit and phone. We'll see if they respond! Apart from that, I think the only way is to get a unit and back engineer it. Anyone else have any other ideas to get it going on a DIY box???
  3. It didn't, now it does, having said that, I cant install it because it states 'This item cannot be installed in your device's country' A little strange! Does anyone have the APK file they could throw my way?
  4. It doesn't look like CED's app is available on the Australian app store for android or am I pushing the wrong buttons?
  5. I've managed to get the lite version done and working on my phone, but before running the program you must pair your Bluetooth device using the phones own Bluetooth pairing feature, then run the program and select the paired item. Once selected, it should say 'Connected successfully' after a few seconds, then press the 'Start' button and you should see the last shot in that string displayed on the screen, if not, something is wrong either with the compatibility of the app on that phone or a Bluetooth hardware issue. From here each shot fired through the ProChrono should be displayed on the pho
  6. I'd be quiet happy to post a Lite version for people to test, of cause I'd also be happy with a little remuneration as well! BUT THERE ARE A FEW PRECAUTIONS: 1. I'm not a software engineer, far from it. I do this in my own time as a hobby and its all self taught so it wont be perfect. 2. Its made for an Android OS only. I will not covert it to any other OS. 3. Its made for my phone, which is a HTC One XL - Resolutions are different on different phones, so no guarantees it will format correctly or even display at all. Hardware is different for different phones, no guarantees it will even
  7. The only reason I like a phone app is that your carry less hardware around, if you can get the Bluetooth unit in the ProChrono there isn't any extra 'stuff' to take along with you, especially at the range. Nowadays every one has a phone which they take everywhere so I thought it was just a natural progression. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with making a remote/display from and Arduino unit, you may also want to try with PICAXE as they are relatively easy to use and you can program in a basic language. They are essentially a PIC chip with a pre-programed boot loader, this allows you
  8. Yeh I'm on the assumption that you'll need two Bluetooth units if you wanted to use the PC as a remote control. Also I don't know the intricacies of Bluetooth communications but I'm also assuming there would be some handshaking protocols going on?? You're right; it would be 2-way communication. In that case, you could use the Parani-UD100 USB Bluetooth adapter to pair with the Parani-ESD210, which would get you out to 30m minimum. I'm kinda liking the Parani-ESD210 as an option for mounting the Bluetooth module in the ProChrono Digital case since you can mount the antenna externally and not h
  9. Yeh I'm on the assumption that you'll need two Bluetooth units if you wanted to use the PC as a remote control. Also I don't know the intricacies of Bluetooth communications but I'm also assuming there would be some handshaking protocols going on??
  10. FYI I've manage to locate a nice Bluetooth adapter, the Parani-SD1000 by a company called SENA. The only issue is that it uses RS232 input voltages so there will need to be a conversion via MAX232 or similar chip to bring it too TTL levels for use with the Pro Chrono. The beauty of this unit is, one, it can be battery powered and two, it can communicate around 100m (line of site) with standard antenna or 1km with a higher gain antenna (over kill), of course you will need another unit connected to your PC to achieve these distances, as a standard phone or PC Bluetooth is only good for about 10
  11. This may also help a few people, assuming you don't already have it. I did find a few errors in the document so be aware. Chrono Remote port protocol.pdf
  12. I used two programs for writing the code, App inventor and again in a program called Basic4Android (B4A). App inventor is a web based software package that Google designed and has since handballed it over to MIT to look after. B4A is very easy to use, but the biggest let down is the GUI interface setup, needs a bit of work from MIT's end. There is no 'code' as such, more like blocks that you interlink together to form a routine. Basic4Android is another program with a lot more power and flexibility, very similar too Visual Basic, in fact if you know VB you'll have no issues with B4A, but lik
  13. For all that are interested, I’ve managed to create an android app and via Bluetooth control the Chrono via a smart phone. Transmitting to the Chrono works fine, that is, remote control, still having a few issues with receiving some data, I think it’s a timing issues with receiving the larger commands. I’m still working on it. If anyone wants any info let me know and I’ll try and organise something.
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