well heres the latest feature list of reflow tools 5.0
we have moved everything into 1 firmware and have added so many features it aint even funny!!!!!
current list of future Milestones
Crystal fontz cheap serial LCD firmware with pushbutton support instead of keypad
Milestones reached so far
-HID bootloader (no driver needed!!) + windows application to upload firmware to board
-support for x64!!!
-new USB driver framework fixes sleep, and some other USB bugs.
-updated graph API's fixes slow line draws and some other vista specific issues
-added female voice to signal start of reflow stages
-temp and time LCD readouts
-better graphing / updated the graph api... should be a bit faster now.
-stores program settings in registry and last position of some pulldown and selection boxes
-option to load all profiles from controller on 1st controller connect (automaticalluy)
-option to turn off voices (your wife may talk to you too much so why should your computer also??? hahahaha)
-added firmware options box
-3 pid algorithms tested (full on off / PID with on off / PID with PWM on off at extremities
-pid algorithms selectable in windows gui, all in 1 firmware.
-cooldown options by time or temp selectable in windows
-graph title shows all parameters for that run
-more accurate a2d math.
-selectable PID rates from 2.5 mS up to 1 second!!!
-gains now go upto 255 and are better mapped than before, so youll see the differences in the PID algorithm in full pid mode.
the pid rates are really cool, going from 2.5 mS to 1 second!!! and yes they affect the derivative term as well as the other ones, so its one more thing to play with.
3 algorithms to choose from including:
1. full on / off
2. PID with full on / off
3. PID with PWM and full on / off at extremeties <10% or >90% duty cycles.
so its coming along, will probably add crystal fonts LCD support and users can modify firmware from there... serial.