Web Site Updates

September 2013

I was hacked! The web site was compromised and I was unable to restore from backups. The site was using Joomla version 1.5 and it was pretty out of date so I did a major upgrade. Its now running under Joomla 2.5 with most of content resorted. I have added a few new features including the ability for registered and logged on users to post articles and web links. I hope to see the community take advantage of these features. 

I have upgraded a number of extensions to Joomla as well and you will see differences in the download sections and the pictures. I would love to post more pictures so please send me your photos, this is the most popular section of the web site!

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Sunday, 11 March 2012

I have been working on a number of projects and I will try to keep this news section up to date with my developments.

  1. MicroStar developments. I am in the process of a major update to the MicroStar Encoder firmware. Here is a list of the features I am adding:
    1. Dual displays. This includes display option buttons to allow changing what is displayed on the second display. The dual display function requires a adapter PC board to connect both displays to the existing display connector.
    2. FrSky telemetry data capture and display. This mode benefits from the dual displays but will work with one display.
    3. Support for the Spectrum RF decks using the RS232 interface.
  2. Digital Servo developments. I have made a lot of progress on the digital servos and have final PC boards. I have built several of the boards as well as a new USB interface to enable programming the servos.
  3. I have also been working on a bunch of projects in my shop, I have just purchased and installed a Grizzly G3616 Mill and I am still getting my 24"x24" Zenbot CNC router table setup.

Please contact me with your MicroStar feature ideas!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

I have posted a new version (2.12a) of the MicroStar PC application that addresses a couple of bugs in version 2.12. I have also posted a new version of the MicroStar encoder firmware, 2.0p. The version log file that describes the updates can be found on the MicroStar 2000 section of this site.


Thursday, 23 December 2010

I have posted new version of the MicroStar PC application and version 2.0o of the MicroStar Encoder firmware.


Sunday, 18 October 2009

I have added files describing the PulseStar receiver on the downloads page. You will find a large (30MB) file that contains a lot of technical information on how to use the receiver and a description of its features.


I have also updated the MicroStar 2000 programming manual. This covers all the 2.0 version up to the current 2.0k release. This manual has a lot of added detail and hopefully will help you program your system. You will find this manual in the MicroStar 2000 section of the downloads page.


Please let me know if you would like any additional technical data posted on this site!