Here is a rough drawing of the issue:
Considering you're working with a bare circuit board, relying on a couple LEDs for confirmation is still pretty straight forward without any sort of GUI. I'm using the setup now although not to its fullest. The provided calibration screens didn't work for me. I had to recalibrate countless times just guessing the x and y coordinates with different touches on the overlay. I've gotten the touches almost spot on, but I'm still unable to use (touch) 20% of the display on the right side only.
Here is a rough drawing of the issue:
Brentsten, do you have another touchscreen panel to test it? I had once a similar issue with my car pc touchscreen (it started after some time, I would touch the screen and the cursor would move to one corner) and it was solved immediately by replacing it with a new one. Perhaps the one you ordered from China was defective.
I purchased two touchscreens because the shipping was so long in case I broke one. Both screens had the same effects. I gave up messing with it for about a month since I couldn't get it to work and Dave wasn't able to help. I did get it working a little better, although the scrolling still isn't completely accurate. The board would not let me perform a device selection, but it magically worked over the weekend.
Sorry I wasn't able to assist you with the touchscreen issue, but that doesn't mean I didn't attempt to find out the issue. The mimicsX2 currently supports many brands of touchscreens but we couldn't test every single combination. However, we did come across one that mimics (no pun intended) the letterboxing type issue.
So.. We rewrote the the entire auto touchscreen detection routine and discovered that there were still a few types of touchscreens not correctly supported. This is now fixed in the latest firmware (we will release in a matter of days). We also eliminated the need for the device selection system. Although for this to work you need to download the "MimicsX2 In car mode" Google play app which is already available on the play store. We haven't notified our customers yet as it relies on the new firmware update in order for it to work.
The Google play app does do the following.
- One shot calibration system that can now detect many touchscreen combinations - No need to recalibrate again if flipping touchscreen orientation
- More accurate positioning (dependent on touchscreen linearity)
- Fix for touch swipe error
- Auto force rotate and locking to landscape mode - even rotates apps that don't normally do this
- Auto screen dimming
- Volume preset
- Auto bluetooth enable
- Reverts automatically to previous setting when phone is not in mimics2 mode
- Supports devices up to Android KitKat
- Not root required
So if any Mimics2 users are having issues with device setup, then new firmware update and Google play app will allow you to set up the device in a matter of moments.
Please let me know if there are any setup issues after the updates.
I must say that you are great!!!
You've never delivered what I ordered and paid for!!
For months I have sent emails with no response, then I got tired and I stopped because otherwise I lost my money in addition to time in my work. If you are honest as you say send me the form that I ordered and paid August 29, 2012.
You are right.. I found 4 unread emails from you, but they weren't in our inbox. Sorry none of them were read.
If you are still interested in the product I can send it to you tomorrow, or if you want a refund I will also do that tomorrow.
Let me know your decision soon so we can resolve this before the weekend. I do apologize for missing your emails.
I just got your message.
I can assure you definitely you will get your refund by Monday. Been really busy lately with updating website and it will be sorted in a few days.
Sandro59 order has been dispatched a few days ago so we should be on top of everything by next week.
If anyone else has any issues please contact me an I will ensure things get sorted ASAP.
Some feedback on the new Android app and touchscreen calibration auto detection system would be great also for all those current MimicsX2 customers. Make sure you update to the latest v1.3.0 MimicsX2 firmware for this new system and other features to work.
Last edited by customGadz; 02-05-2014 at 03:38 AM.