matt912836 wrote: ↑
Feb 13 2018 11:18am
Got my hands on an Hc 06 and serial usb cable. I sent all the commands to the hc06 from terraterm on windows as the guide says to set the baud rate name etc... everything saved ok. When I connect the hc06 to the sabvoton and run the app, the app says unconnected and does nothing... any help? I assume the app is supposed to automatically connect when you open it? as there seems to be no way to establish connection. The one button in the corner does nothing. swapping the tx and rx pins on the hc06 to the sabvoton does no help... restarting the app many times and nothing. any advice? If I short the pins on the hc06 and talk to it through a bluetooth terminal I get an echo of what I sent, so the bluetooth is receiving and sending data... also when I connect to it through the bluetooth terminal the red light stops flashing meaning something is connected, when I run the sabvoton app the red light stays flashing meaning nothing has tried to connect to it and it's ready to be connected to...
UPDATE: seems like the hc06 is hooked up properly to the controller, I'm able to connect to it and change parameters through the windows app. I guess it's true that the android app just sucks bad... someone needs to develop a good mobile interface for this controller! it has so much more potential
There seems to be another app other than the SVMC app, there's one called MQCON found here.
Has a lot more functions similar to the windows app.. still can't get this one to work either though
The HC06 will work as a serial bridge for sure. The problem that I’ve faced with writing a third party configuration app is that all of MQ’s software is compiled and spits out quite confusing serial data. The amount of time required to reverse engineer the 64-bit string sent from the app via serial is time I didn’t have then to spend and don’t have time now.
The reason KH6xx controllers have so many third party apps is because a few open source configuration tools were released which allowed developers such as myself to see what the conversion algorithms are, and what commands allow communication with the controller.
In the future, I will be shifting my focus away from Sabvoton. After countless months of research and development with huge hopes of nursing their products into a daily driver, I’m deeply saddened to say it’s an inheritely good product, plagued by awful proprietary software, closed-source communication, shoddy customer support and shady trading business deals.
Luckily, there are plenty of high-powered sine controllers available in 2018 being sold by incredible, smart, helpful members of our community. I know WestCoastElectric offers a 24 mosfet sine controller which would be a much smarter option than going with a Sabvoton/MQCON.
Of course, anybody who is willing may reach out to me if they are in the boat I once was: Sitting in front of a Sabvoton, that’s not working, unable to find anything other than dodgy Russian YouTube videos for tips, nobody knows anything; feeling helpless — PM me. I’ve faced every single problem you can while working with these products and promise that, unless the unlikely case your unit is defective, I will be able to solve your issue almost immediately.
Disclaimer: I do not sell these units. I simply am an enthusiast.
I hope everybody is having a great 2018!