MiniPOV message generator
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by magician13134 on Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:20 pm

In all honesty, I really probably didn't do any more work than any of the other programs, I just opted to use a very simple scripting language since nothing more was needed for this project. Check out www.autoitscript.com if you like my program. There are some truly amazing programs in the "Example Scripts" forum.


I've been thinking about updating this. Does anyone have any ideas they'd like to see implemented into the new version? I'm thinking one click to MiniPOV, but I can't think of too much else to add. Any suggestions?
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Maybe this is a bug...

by jtong77 on Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:17 am

Hi Magician,

I just put the MiniPov3 together and it's been great. I was using your message generator and I noticed something that maybe a bug.

I created a message with the program, but when I click done, the output has minor mistakes.

Here's the screen shot of my image:

Image

Here's the output (the lines with mistakes are highlighted in red and what it should be in green):

B8(00000000),
B8(01110000),
B8(11110000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11111111),
B8(01111111),
B8(00010000),
B8(01111000),
B8(11111100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11101100),B8(11111100),
B8(01101000),B8(01111000),
B8(00000000),
B8(01100000),B8(01110000),
B8(11110000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11111111),
B8(01111111),
B8(00000000),
B8(01111000),
B8(11111100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11110100),B8(11111100),
B8(01111000),


Any thoughts?

Thanks

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Re: Maybe this is a bug...

by magician13134 on Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:00 pm

jtong77 wrote:B8(00000000),
B8(01110000),
B8(11110000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11111111),
B8(01111111),
B8(00010000),
B8(01111000),
B8(11111100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11101100),B8(11111100),
B8(01101000),B8(01111000),
B8(00000000),
B8(01100000),B8(01110000),
B8(11110000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11111111),
B8(01111111),
B8(00000000),
B8(01111000),
B8(11111100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11110100),B8(11111100),
B8(01111000),


Isn't that bold line wrong too? Shouldn't that be empty? That's a weird bug. I'll take a look at that later and see what's going on. Thanks for picking up on that!


Hmmm, this is weird, when I entered that in exactly, I got this
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B8(00000000),
B8(01110000),
B8(10110000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11111111),
B8(01111110),
B8(00000000),
B8(01111000),
B8(11111100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11111100),
B8(01101000),
B8(00000000),
B8(01110000),
B8(11110000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11000000),
B8(11110111),
B8(01111111),
B8(00000000),
B8(01111000),
B8(11111100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11001100),
B8(11111100),
B8(01111000),


Which isn't right, but isn't the same as yours... very weird. I guess I'll rewrite the whole 'Done' code at some point. Thanks.

I think I've fixed it, but I have to go now, later today I'll make sure it's fixed, then upload the newer version
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by magician13134 on Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:15 am

Sorry for the delay guys, turns out the bug is more complicated than I thought. I've found WHERE it's occurring, so now I just need to find out why... I'll get some help from some more advanced coders in this language, and if anyone here want to take a shot at it too, send me a PM, I can explain what's going on and give you the source code (it's a pretty easy language to understand...)

I'll try to have it fixed soon, promise!
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Excel based Generator

by schmarki on Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:39 am

Hello,

as I could not find Mac-Compatible message generators, so (with a little help of Andreas from the german excel forum), I tried to make one based on Excel.

If anyone is interested, just dl the link below.

Link:
http://www.hmwenzel.de/MiniPOV-Programmer03.xls.zip

You just have to enter 1 (for on) or 0 (for off) in the upper Panel. The exportable code con be copied out of line 16.

Cheers
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it´s because I´m leaving you.
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by magician13134 on Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:21 pm

Cool thanks!

I got that bug worked out with the help of PsaltyDS from autoitscript.com, so all credit goes to him.
The updated file now lives at: http://www.magicsoftinc.com/software/MiniPOV/MiniPOV.exe
(case-sensitive)

[Edit]
Ok, I've made some HUGE updates!
What's new:
-It generates the whole mypov.c file instead of just a chunk
-This file can be saved, compiled, and even burned straight to the MiniPOV (if WinAVR in installed)
What's fixed:
-Loading files is now capable of loading real files like mypov.c, minipov.c instead of just the fragments generated before
-Image loading works now
-A few GUI updates/changes
-Fixed some typos and visual things
-Only generates necessary rows (strips 'empty' rows following the message)
-A few other things that I can't think of at the moment

Enjoy :D
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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by cheeto4493 on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:22 am

I know there is a newer POV2 (and 3 now) and they use different pins for the LED's. Is this generator specific to the original POV or can it be used on the newer versions too?
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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by magician13134 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:08 am

I wrote this for MiniPOV3, and I think it works for MiniPOV2 as well...
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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by cheeto4493 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:50 pm

Yeah, I ended up downloading it and it works great! I have a little problem with window focus (the pop-up window with the code gets bumped to the back and if your tabbing through windows, it doesn't come forward with the main window) but the problem is tolerable and otherwise works well.

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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by SamuelAaronWard on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:40 pm

This is the best POV message generator I have seen so far! :)

Only one problem, though (and this might be my own ignorance)... It seems to me that all of the POV message generators on this site are designed for AVRs or Arduinos or something other than PICs. Does this one or any other work with PICs (and Windows XP)???

Thanks!
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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by vuala on Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:30 am

The software MiniPOV message generator works great!! Is there a way to slow down the message?
Thanks.

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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by danibilabibah on Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:18 pm

hi,
I really like the program you created, works great (without sensor) but when the minipov through sensor (I use minipov2) he could not work, the lights stop. when I reset and remove the magnet (I use the halleffect sensor) he's working again. whether the program you created work with sensor? or because I use a parallel to program?
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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by nipun_kanade on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:46 pm

The link is not working...!!! can you please post a new one..?? Thanks in advance...
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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by zwoegertje on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:48 pm

nipun_kanade wrote:The link is not working...!!! can you please post a new one..?? Thanks in advance...


same for me
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Re: MiniPOV message generator

by BonBiowl on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:18 am

Bravo, your idea simply excellent
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