Tuesday, November 22, 2011

OpenPyro System is updated to version 0.2

Hi to all!

Thanks to your interest in our OpenPyro project and lots of questions & messages we receive by PM and e-mail, we continue to work more actively on the project. Currently, OpenPyro System is updated to version 0.2.

First of all:
according to your wishes, we have altered circuitry of the 8 channel OpenPy
ro Field box, and now 10 channels in one device are available for you.

we are delighted to present an alternative version of OpenPyro Transmitter Light. Analyzing trends in the fireworks forums, we came to conclusion that many fans are interested in
shooting pyromusical fireworks by computer, as well getting ability to manage already acquired equipment. Particulary for this purpose OpenPyro Transmitter Light was designed.

Let’s consider it in detail:
3 control protocols are available (selection by jumper): AlphaFire 12cues, SuperbFire 32cues and our own high-speed protocol OpenPyro. Fully compatible with the control program PyroIgnitionControl V1.4.1.

Easy to manufacture, this device will allow anyone to gather it at home and control 30 devices, 32 channels each (for SuperbFire 32cues) with a resolution of 0.4 sec, or 30 devices on OpenPyro Transmitter, 10cues each with discreteness of 0.05 sec. High speed and shooting accuracy is very important for pyromusical displays, so we recommend you use a protocol OpenPyro.

In the Project repository (http://code.google.com/p/openpyro/downloads/list) The following files are available

Arduino code:
- OpenPyro_Transmitter
- OpenPyro_Transmitter_light
- OpenPyro_Field_box_10
- OpenPyro_Transmitter
- OpenPyro_Transmitter_light
- OpenPyro_Field_box_10

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

OpenPyro on facebook

In pare with the OpenPyro project official web site we’ve created our page on facebook. We regard facebook as reliable and comfortable possibility to facilitate our communication process. We do believe that the usage of OpenPyro of project page on facebook will maximally accelerate feedback between us.

So, we are proudly welcome you on OpenPyro facebook page.

P.S. We remind that also you may follow us in Twitter.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Openpyro.com is launched

We are glad to report about completion of works on creation and filling with content of OpenPyro official website. As we promised, you will be able to get more detailed information directly about a project, and also to know more about the creators of OpenPyro project. In addition, in Downloads, you already have a possibility to get source codes, current version of firmware and become familiar with the detailed description of device. We’ll be glad to get your reviews, comments and wishes.

Welcome on openpyro.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Creation of official OpenPyro website

By the aim of popularization and advancement of OpenPyro project, our team has started the prosecution of official web site creation. We do believe that a positive result will be attained without delays. Our web site will give a possibility not only to become familiar with our developments but also to get access to initial codes, firmware, and demos of prototypes work. In addition you will be able to get more information about the OpenPyro project developers. We remind you that it is possible to watch after us in twitter

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Positive feedback

Our team of developers thanks everyone for numerous positive comments on the review of the system prototypes, published in current blog and PyroUniverse Forum. Such interest stimulates us a lot. That is why in next few weeks you'll be able to view the site of our project and to familiar with initial codes of the System. Stay in touch – we’ll hold you in course. Once again, thank you all and follow us on twitter.

Friday, June 17, 2011

OpenPyro System

Since its launch in 2009 the OpenPyro device has got a number of prototypes and versions.
Today, having come up with the optimal solution we propose to view it in details.

Control panel:

Core of the product (Microcontroller):
- Arduino Nano board;
- RS-485 - control over twisted pair receivers.
- RF-433 МHz receiver - simplex mode control
- USB - interface of a communication device to a PC for programming the script, and transfer control firmware embedded software control panel
- 1024 channels (up to 32 devices with 32 channels)

- On / Off Power
- Keyboard – 4*4 matrix = 16 buttons

- Symbol indicator – 20 symbols*4 lines
Power Source:
- From 7V to 14V - 2 lithium batteries or 12 V lead-acid batteries


Core of the product (Microcontroller):
Atmega8 processor with boot loader Arduino

Communication interfaces:

RS-485 - control over twisted pair receivers.
RF-433 МHz receiver - simplex mode control
Uart TTL – communication interface device for programming the firmware receiver script and re-flashing.

Matrix 4 * 8 = 32 channels (four common "+" and eight "-") or 8 channels line out

On / Off Power
Test / ARM mode
The device number in the network installed using sockets switches (2 ^ 5 = 32 numbers)


Test / Start-up Mode (red LED)
Test / Run 32 channels (32 red LEDs)
The power source (red LED)
Operation (green LED)

Power Source:
From 7V to 14V - 2 lithium batteries or 12 V lead-acid batteries

Current status of the product
- 2 firing module prototypes on the circuit board (32 channels and 8 channels)
- Prototype of a remote control console on the circuit board – controlling with the keyboard or ActionBase PyroIgnitionControl
- PyroIgnitionControl, ActionBase and PT2262 encoder protocol.

Software Info: