LR1 Expander installation

Before you start #

Tools needed for installation:

  • J000 Screw driver
  • Hobby scalpel, sharp knife
  • Clean suitable workplace
  • Patience
LR1-expander-in-camera
Camera configuration #

This initial settings is easier to be done before module installation, follow these few steps before you open the camera.

STEP 1 #
  • Open camera MENU and navigate to:
    •  SETUP -> Operation Customize -> Custom Key Setting
STEP 2 #
  • Under custom key settings configure:
    • 1 – NOT SET
    • 2 – NOT SET
    • 3 – MENU
    • 4 – SHOOT MODE (optional)
    • 5 – ISO
STEP 3 #
  • Power off the camera by power OFF switch, to save settings
  • DO NOT DISCONNECT POWER, otherwise camera will not save new configuration
Installation of the module #

Please check the video about installation procedure:

Please follow the video about installation procedure:

STEP 1 #
  • Disassemble black screws on the back of the camera
  • USE J000 Phillips screwdriver
  • Use force to the screw to avoid striping of screws
STEP 2 #
  • Carefully open back cover of the camera
  • Put camera back cover aside to the body as per photo
STEP 3 #
  • Use hobby scalpel or sharp knife
  • Cut foil at marked place to allow buttons asembly removal
STEP 4 #
  • Uncrew marked screws at buttons assembly module
  • Take care about main connection cable, do not pull!
  • One of the screws is hidden under the foil, leave this one as last
  • Last screw (hidden) can be left under the foil to avoid excessive damage of the foil
STEP 5 #
  • Remove button assembly from the back cover
  • Put back cover aside carefully to avoid plastic buttons movement
STEP 6 #
  • Remove circular button unit connector
  • Use tools to disconnect the connector or slightly pull the cable
    • Be carefull about cable damage!
STEP 7 #
  • Connect LR1 Expander module to the connector
  • Use slight force to insert the cable to the connector
  • Force needs to be applied to enforced blue portion of the cable
STEP 8 #
  • Assembly back the buttons to back cover of the camera
  • Insert and tighten silver screws back to the assembly
STEP 9 #
  • Put back camera cover to the camera body
  • Be careful about main connector cable!
  • Tighten all black screws to the camera
  • Do not over-tighten screws to avoid damage!
LED behavior #
  • Expander has one blue LED installed in the body

  • After power UP, Expander goes to Bootloader mode for 2 seconds. During this period is LED blinking and Expander is available only for firmware update

  • Once Bootloader period is finished, Expander starts bliniking very shortly with long pause. This meands system is running, however without active Mavlink connection.

  • If MavLink connection is detected, LED lights up steady.

  • If valid command is received via MavLink, Expander turns off LED until command is not executed (delay is depending on command execution time which is different command to command)
Configuration and connection #
  • At this point you can proceed to flightcontroller / gimbal connection
  1. For ENTIRE R3 + Pixy-LR + Pixhawk + Expander combination:
  2. For Pixy-LR + Pixhawk + Expander only (without the ENTIRE in the system):
Before you start

Tools needed for installation:

  • J000 Screw driver
  • Hobby scalpel, sharp knife
  • Clean suitable workplace
  • Patience
Camera configuration

This initial settings is easier to be done before module installation, follow these few steps before you open the camera.

STEP 1
  • Open camera MENU and navigate to:
    •  SETUP -> Operation Customize -> Custom Key Setting
STEP 2
  • Under custom key settings configure:
    • 1 – NOT SET
    • 2 – NOT SET
    • 3 – MENU
    • 4 – SHOOT MODE (optional)
    • 5 – ISO
STEP 3
  • Power off the camera by power OFF switch, to save settings
  • DO NOT DISCONNECT POWER, otherwise camera will not save new configuration
Installation of the module

Please check the video about installation procedure:

Please follow the video about installation procedure:

STEP 1
  • Disassemble black screws on the back of the camera
  • USE J000 Phillips screwdriver
  • Use force to the screw to avoid striping of screws
STEP 2
  • Carefully open back cover of the camera
  • Put camera back cover aside to the body as per photo
STEP 3
  • Use hobby scalpel or sharp knife
  • Cut foil at marked place to allow buttons asembly removal
STEP 4
  • Uncrew marked screws at buttons assembly module
  • Take care about main connection cable, do not pull!
  • One of the screws is hidden under the foil, leave this one as last
  • Last screw (hidden) can be left under the foil to avoid excessive damage of the foil
STEP 5
  • Remove button assembly from the back cover
  • Put back cover aside carefully to avoid plastic buttons movement
STEP 6
  • Remove circular button unit connector
  • Use tools to disconnect the connector or slightly pull the cable
    • Be carefull about cable damage!
STEP 7
  • Connect LR1 Expander module to the connector
  • Use slight force to insert the cable to the connector
  • Force needs to be applied to enforced blue portion of the cable
STEP 8
  • Assembly back the buttons to back cover of the camera
  • Insert and tighten silver screws back to the assembly
STEP 9
  • Put back camera cover to the camera body
  • Be careful about main connector cable!
  • Tighten all black screws to the camera
  • Do not over-tighten screws to avoid damage!
LED behavior
  • Expander has one blue LED installed in the body

  • After power UP, Expander goes to Bootloader mode for 2 seconds. During this period is LED blinking and Expander is available only for firmware update

  • Once Bootloader period is finished, Expander starts bliniking very shortly with long pause. This meands system is running, however without active Mavlink connection.

  • If MavLink connection is detected, LED lights up steady.

  • If valid command is received via MavLink, Expander turns off LED until command is not executed (delay is depending on command execution time which is different command to command)
Configuration and connection
  • At this point you can proceed to flightcontroller / gimbal connection
  1. For ENTIRE R3 + Pixy-LR + Pixhawk + Expander combination:
  2. For Pixy-LR + Pixhawk + Expander only (without the ENTIRE in the system):