Project Update December 2020

VK4GHZ Nextion for K3NG Rotator Controller firmware v 2020-12-17-01 update brings “User Defined Function” buttons for those wanting to experiment with triggering their own custom code.

Buttons on new Nextion page “User Defined Functions” will send upon a long touch to the MCU;

\?U1
\?U2
\?U3
\?U4

Custom code can be inserted into your k3ng_rotator_controller.ino file to react to these buttons presses.

Example 1 – UDF button 1
Toggle azimuth slow start & slow down

if ((input_buffer[2] == ‘U’) && (input_buffer[3] == ‘1’)) { // \?U1 – User 1 Defined
  az_slowstart_active =!az_slowstart_active;
  az_slowdown_active =!az_slowdown_active;
  strconditionalcpy(return_string, “\\!OKU1”, include_response_code);
}

Example 2 – UDF button 2
Toggle elevation slow start & slow down

if ((input_buffer[2] == ‘U’) && (input_buffer[3] == ‘2’)) { // \?U2 – User 2 Defined
  el_slowstart_active = !el_slowstart_active;
  el_slowdown_active = !el_slowdown_active;
  strconditionalcpy(return_string, “\\!OKU2”, include_response_code);
}

 

As of Arduino code version 2020.09.17.01, these custom code lines would be inserted around line 15212;

 

Introduction to the VK4GHZ Universal Rotator Controller board.

Universal K3NG Rotator Controller

 

For more information – see the video