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Controlz - app for Control+, Powered Up v2.2

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Update 2.1.1 released.

-Support for 4 new motors has been added ( 45602 Technic Large Angular Motor,  45603 Technic Medium Angular Motor, 54675c02 Technic Large Angular Motor, 51515 Mindstorms Robot Inventor motor)

-The problem of false alarms of antiviruses and protection systems of some phones has been fixed.

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On 1/11/2021 at 1:09 AM, _Ozzee_ said:

Does anyone have any problems with the loss of saved profiles?

 

me...

 

  • the profile became totally black (preview image disappeared)

    even inside the customization window is all black (controls and buttons are gone)

  • would like to know where is the folder where the profiles are stored...

    maybe can just merge the data instead do all over again
     

    also would be great if could please add an option to backup and restore the profiles

    so could avoid this kind of problems in future...

     

  • also would be useful if could let connect the hub without gps (turned off)

    as can do in customization window...

 

thanks

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Hi, I recently found out about this app and must say it looks very promising! A working help-function and/or a little text to go with the icons might be nice though. I'm having a hard time figuring out which button dus what. ;)

I do have a problem with using the large angular motor that came with the 42114 Volvo Articulated Hauler as a steering servo though. I have configured one slider to use that motor, which I have set to 'servo', value mode 'smooth', return to center and negative values enabled. When I calibrate it, it seems to work great. The car steers left, then right and returns to center. Great! But, when I close the settings page and run the profile the slider does not work and the phone just vibrates. 

In another case I clicked the 'lock' icon on that slider, and then it does 'work' but instead of steering the car it just shakes to left and right very fast without actually steering.

Am I missing something?

 

Edit: This was on my Moto G5 with stock Android 8.1.

I tested on another phone with Android 10. Exactly the same behavior. Then I tested the same configuration with an L-motor, and it worked fine. So maybe the large angular motor is not supported correctly?

Edited by HighKing

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Today I found something interesting! The large angular motor works fine in Controlz, as long as I don't use automatic calibration!

Calibrating seems to work fine, but when I run the profile the slider does not work on that motor. If I choose manual calibration and set it to 50 degrees or so, it works fine. :)

I think you could call this a bug, since calibration seems to work fine, but using manual calibration is a good workaround. 

BTW, "properties" is spelled wrong in the app. ;)

 

Edit: Or not... today I opened the app, ran the profile I created last time... and steering did not work. I edited the slider controling the large angular motor. Did the manual calibration calibration. Then got back to the main screen, and ran the profile again. This time the car steered all the way to the right and wouldn't move anymore after that. It did not return to center.

This makes the Controlz app useless for my current MOC. Note that the L-motor still works fine both in 'run' and 'servo' mode.

Edited by HighKing

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On 3/1/2021 at 5:56 PM, HighKing said:

Today I found something interesting! The large angular motor works fine in Controlz, as long as I don't use automatic calibration!

Calibrating seems to work fine, but when I run the profile the slider does not work on that motor. If I choose manual calibration and set it to 50 degrees or so, it works fine. :)

I think you could call this a bug, since calibration seems to work fine, but using manual calibration is a good workaround. 

BTW, "properties" is spelled wrong in the app. ;)

 

Edit: Or not... today I opened the app, ran the profile I created last time... and steering did not work. I edited the slider controling the large angular motor. Did the manual calibration calibration. Then got back to the main screen, and ran the profile again. This time the car steered all the way to the right and wouldn't move anymore after that. It did not return to center.

This makes the Controlz app useless for my current MOC. Note that the L-motor still works fine both in 'run' and 'servo' mode.

Thank you so much for your feedback.
Yes you are right at the moment there is a bug with automatic calibration of elements.
I am currently working on the next version of the application, which should fix all known bugs, as well as introduce new features and capabilities.
Support for gamepads will be added, the visual editor will be redesigned, the principle of connecting elements and hubs will be changed.
In the near future, I will create a post where I will describe all the changes in detail.
PS. In the new version I have corrected the names of the "properties", thanks for noticing :)

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Cool! With gamepad support I wouldn't need a separate app for that anymore. Less apps is more better. :pir-thumb:

I think I have the large angular motor working as a servo now. I had it configured to 55 degrees before (also tried 60 but that was just a bit too much). It didn't work well. I tried a 50 degrees limit and it seems to work good. Even after restarting the app 3 times.

So, maybe the large angular motor does not like 5 degree steps? I don't know.

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