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Jack Toole said ...

Feel free to leave a comment or question!

--Jack Toole 02:13, 2 August 2010 (CDT)

Vegan said ...

Unable to download 'Chronos Flying Mouse Installer'. Is requesting for authentication.

--Vegan 04:14, 2 August 2010 (CDT)

Jack Toole said ...

Should be fixed now. Thanks

--Jack Toole 09:36, 2 August 2010 (CDT)

Vegan said ...

Yes. Thanks for your action. Tried using it, Looks super cool. Hope to see more from the team. Best Wishes :)

--Vegan 12:24, 2 August 2010 (CDT)

Jack Toole said ...

Thanks! I'm glad you like it

--Jack Toole 15:05, 2 August 2010 (CDT)

Amstark said ...

Nice work guys. Works much better than the mouse control capability delivered with the Chronos kit. The snap to click feature was a very good idea.

The one thing that wasn't clear to me... what does the "deadzone" control do? Is it documented somewhere?

--Amstark 13:57, 3 August 2010 (CDT)

Jack Toole said ...

Thanks! I'll try to work on more documentation - with the competition, we've been focusing on features first. Deadzone control affects how much movement is necessary for the program to actually move the mouse or joystick. If you turn deadzone control to 0 (all the way left) and hold your hand still, you'll see the mouse move up and down slightly over time. These are movements that are too slow to be filtered with the low pass filter, and instead are removed with reducing the movement magnitude by an amount, which we refer to as the deadzone. Too small of a deadzone will result in the cursor jittering when you hold your hand still, because of accelerometer noise. Too large a deadzone will make the mouse feel less responsive, since slower movements will be reduced significantly. If your hand is shaky, a higher deadzone can help maintaining the mouse position. If your hand is unnaturally still, a lower deadzone will allow for finer movement control.

--Jack Toole 14:13, 3 August 2010 (CDT)

Jack Toole said ...

Thanks everyone for your votes! We won 2nd place in the Co-Op Design Challenge! There probably won't be any updates for a week as I finish up my summer co-op with TI, but after that I intend to add some functionality from time to time. If there's anything that could be improved, let me know!

--Jack Toole 10:14, 6 August 2010 (CDT)

Reisuke said ...

Where can I get one? I live in Greece, so it would be nice to know it'll deliver here. Also, how much?

--wat 09:10, 7 August 2010 (CDT)

Jack Toole said ...

The Chronos watch is about 50 US dollars, without tax and shipping. Current information about availability can be found on the Chronos wiki page:

Currently, they're in stock at Digikey and Mouser Electronics, although Digikey will add a 30 US dollar shipping fee to Greece if your order is under 100 dollars (but free for orders $100 and up, so if you can find something else worth buying it might be worth it):

Mouser also can ship to Greece for a $30 fee:

Since you're in Europe, the links above are for the 868 MHz version (legal in Europe, North American customers should get the 915 Mhz version)

The Chronos Flying Mouse software itself is free and can be downloaded above.

And thanks for your interest!

EDIT: The TI eStore looks to be cheaper on shipping, but is rather chronically out of stock, although to save money you could still preorder there.

--Jack Toole 17:51, 7 August 2010 (CDT)

Jacques said ...

hello, can you give some more info about Boost,

where do i need to place it, for not having linker errors, how do i reference it inside of the project ? By the way, it is HUGE (32768 files) !

--Jacques 19:40, 7 August 2010 (CDT)

Jack Toole said ...

I have mine in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\boost_1_43_0

You'll need to compile it first, which there are instructions for here:

I'll try to put up a precompiled lib of the program_options and headers as soon as I can (I can't get to my laptop at the moment) so that this is easier.

--Jack Toole 20:01, 7 August 2010 (CDT)

Jack Toole said ...

You can now install just the boost library use by the Chronos Flying Mouse. See the source code section for a link and more details.

--Jack Toole 22:34, 7 August 2010 (CDT)

Cocochan said ...

cool..but i wonder that how long the battery can last? is it that anyway to save battery power. i read the data sheet that if contuneous run acc only can last one month.

--Cocochan 03:47, 27 September 2010 (CDT)

Jolie.john said ...

where could i find a detailed documentation for flying chronos mouse ? and could you please tell me about the filter equation used in the code , how is it done ? last , i really can't get what is the calibration for ? But great project :D Thank you :)

--Jolie.john 19:42, 14 April 2012 (CDT)

Robert-debian said ...

HI, the video looks great and I would like to use the ez430-sensors for a mass spectrometry prototype control. However there is a little problem: Flying Mouse reports "RF point simpliciTI error". I'm using firmware v2.1

--Robert-debian 18:38, 14 November 2012 (CST)

Bwn said ...

Robert-debian- I got it to work in Windows 7 by recompiling in VS2010 and changing the com_port value in com.cpp to whatever COM port the eZ430-ChronosAP appears as in your Device Manager (in the Control Panel)

-- 20:13, 21 April 2013 (CDT)

Eriksie said ...

I restarted my notebook and then plug in my RF point and then started up flyingmouse.exe but it still says that there was a calibration error. Chronos kit can find the RF point but flyingmouse can't. What can I do now?

--Eriksie 14:10, 13 May 2013 (CDT)

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