Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by baadabing » 14 Jan 2014, 11:06

Greetings; let me boil it down:

Pro: Joystick controls, easy positive feedback buttons and two large antennas on the flip up display

Con: No Magnetic Compass[ for absolute control and a price with speedy fedex delivery of ]$249.

Your input?

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by Desivorys » 15 Jan 2014, 11:14

Hi i have been having the same issue with the nvidia shield and its compass in relation to absolute control.

The shield does actually have a compass and it works when using google maps though there seems to be an issue with the firmware.

I have currently a bug report in process with nvidia themselves who have escalated this issue see quote below.

"Hello,

Thank you for your cooperation

Your case is being forwarded to our next level technicians. They will review the case notes and try to reproduce the issue if required for further analysis. As this process may take some time we ask that you be patient and they will provide a response as soon as they can to troubleshoot further

Warm Regards,
Arun S
NVIDIA Customer Care "

I would recomend submitting your own bug to them, the more they get the more chance they may rectify.
you can do so here. http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/ask" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by Darklo » 15 Jan 2014, 14:21

Desivorys wrote:The shield does actually have a compass and it works when using google maps though there seems to be an issue with the firmware.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by Desivorys » 15 Jan 2014, 15:30

Hi. I had a look at that data sheet for shield specs on previos post.
I have doubts on its accuracy as it also states that the shield has no gps which it abviously does.
Even the nvidia development zone give sample code for the internal compass for the shield. I will see if i can find it again and post here so that someone with more knowledge than myself can take a look and their thoughts.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by Darklo » 15 Jan 2014, 18:11

According to official specs http://shield.nvidia.com/specs-and-features/
Motion Sensors:
3 Axis Gyro
3 Axis Accelerometer

No mention of compass.

And then there's a teardown: http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nvidia+S ... 212#s50875
InvenSense MPU-6050 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer

Again, no mention of compass.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by baadabing » 15 Jan 2014, 20:59

I'm not sure the fault isn't with the controller software; I didn't see any documentation mentioning a magnetic compass in the Shield.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by Desivorys » 16 Jan 2014, 19:55

Maybe you guys are correct. This does leave me somewhat confused now as my shield does have a pionter that rotates 360 with shield rotation when on google maps. There also the issue that nvidia themselves had escalated quiery to a higher level. Surely if its as simple as "no compas" they would have said so. Well i am not here to argue, if nvidia come back to me with news i shall share. Still think the shield compliments the drone.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by pawelsky » 16 Jan 2014, 19:59

Desivorys wrote:This does leave me somewhat confused now as my shield does have a pionter that rotates 360 with shield rotation when on google maps.
Gyro + acc

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by ShellDude » 16 Jan 2014, 22:26

pawelsky wrote:
Desivorys wrote:This does leave me somewhat confused now as my shield does have a pionter that rotates 360 with shield rotation when on google maps.
Gyro + acc
+ a little help from GPS to determine bearing.. Once you move it is very easy for a GPS to determine direction.


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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by pawelsky » 16 Jan 2014, 22:32

ShellDude wrote:+ a little help from GPS to determine bearing.. Once you move it is very easy for a GPS to determine direction.
But nVidia Shield doesn't have GPS, does it?

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by ShellDude » 17 Jan 2014, 00:25

If it doesn't then the best it can do is geolocation by IP... Is it really that gimped?

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by Julidax » 22 Jan 2014, 11:40

According to the specs the Shield does have GPS.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by pawelsky » 22 Jan 2014, 12:19

Julidax wrote:According to the specs the Shield does have GPS.
Indeed it looks like it does.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by baadabing » 05 Jun 2014, 22:54

No compass and rough joystick control with lots of bounce at the end of any joystick input using AR.FreeFlight app. I'm going to try another control app next.

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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of Nvidia Shield

Post by terch1 » 06 May 2015, 15:09

The Shield is grossly overpriced. I am using a PS3 controller (Which I had 3 of just lying around) and my old Samsung Galaxy 3 (old phone that I was not using anymore) and a universal clip for a ps3 controller. I needed to purchase the sixaxis app for under $3, an OTG cable for $1.69 shipped and the phone clip for the ps3 controller for $6.99 shipped. I spent under $17 for everything. It works flawlessly and is nothing compared to the cost of the shield. By the way I haven't had issue number one with this setup. Flying my bebop has never been more fun.

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