Author: Jan

Working with QML

This application is a replica of work I have done in Qt and C# before, but this time I use QML which is a very different technology. At first I must admit that it is overwealming and complex. One of the steepest learning curves I have experienced as it involves C++, Qt, QML, JavaScripts and…

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QtCreator 4.12

This is Qt Creator 4.12. I have worked with Visual Studio for many years, so every IDE get compared to VS. QtCreator does the job as an editor, but it suck as a debugger. Even STM32CubeIDE that uses the same GDB is far better that Qt Debugger. And working with QML you might want to…

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Qt/C#/QML Dark Theme

This demo is made in Qt using 2D raster graphics and works very well, but performance drops as I start adding animation effects into the screen.  Performance was the reason I wanted to try out C#/.NET 4.6.2 and newer which also is much easier to work with than Qt. Performance is different in the later…

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Qt/QML as HMI

I did an attempt of using the 2D raster engine in Qt and while the graphical result was stunning I had to face the fact that performance was not. I moved back to C#/.NET because performance there was better after .NET 4.6.2. With C# I can do 10 x line plots at 40ich frames per…

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Automotive Control System

The wheels above are cool, specially since they can carry a lot of weight. But, the motors are 2 x 2.5KW and the belt driven design is very open making it easy to be contaminated. The powerfully motors are more designed for speed than for driving slowly, but I will optimize that later. Position system…

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Using old solder paste

I just started on 2 new motor drivers for my new project and soldered DRV8301 which is a dense 58 pin crab using an old solder paste. Soldering these crabs are easy and done in minutes, but I struggled with this paste and ended up with a driver that had pins not connected causing 2…

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XPortHub – Galvanic Isolated CAN Ports

The plan is to use two separate CAN Networks on my Lawn Mover – one network for motors, and one network for everything else – both using CAN HS at 1Mbps. To do this I consider upgrading XportHub. This picture show XPortHub2 w/2 CAN Ports. ISO1042 is an isolated CAN tranceiver in a SOIC8 a…

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32 x IO/Servo Hat – rev 1.5

This is a new version of my 32 x IO/Servo Hat. I have always been a bit unhappy with pin-header connectors since they can be disconnected easily, so I decided to try how a surface mounted 2-pin JST worked out and voila – 32 2 pin connectors with signal and ground. This means I drop…

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