@Marti-MG I hope I'm not too late.
If you want to use GPIO18 (PWM_CH0) only then you should remove U6 the 6 pin SOT23 marking C145 SMD IC only.
See also the official Omega-Power-Dock schematic.
After this modification Power Dock 1 remains fully functioning. You can check the battery level visually with the pover-dock command as before - but the 'battery level check' scripts will not work of course. Power Dock Checking the Battery Level
do you mean that GPIOX (as in python code) is controlling the GPIOX (as shown on dock)?
I mean the electrical traces seem to be identical so where the GPIO pins are listed in the 2 dock they are actually still on the 1 dock. Just the names have changed. Basically I did not have to change the dock because I could still use the same GPIO pins as if it was a 2 dock but taking into account the gotcha of using GPIO pins 1 6 7 8 and 45 as per the annotated pinout otherwise the Omega might not boot.
Handy. The hardware is built now and works fine just need to concentrate on the software.
I also printed the Omega case by ElmoC. It is a great case, although there doesn't seem to be consideration for the MicroSD card. A small amount of fettling was required to make it all fit. I removed the small pillar between the microUSB and fullUSB ports and all is great.
In order to hold the 2 halves together, I clamped them together and then painted the side clips with acetone. Once dried it all stays together really well, If I want to remove the Omega2 from the case then it is easy enough to break the tabs off and then reprint. I am using mine for OctoPrint, I intend adding a camera from a laptop.
I will post a picture of my case later today.
Hey @Chris-Drake , in the mean time i got my omega2+ too. So mine had the LED permanent on when i plugged on , i had to do a firmware upgrade till i could work with it.
About your question what you could do because of a Hardware problem is, to take pictures of your hardware and check if you can see some soldering bridges etc. Post it here that we can help looking.
If we know what kind of hardware you have, we can give advice who is helpful for you. A picture says more than 1000 words!
About the buttons ... one is slide-able and the other is a press button. The first is power on/of the second is a reset button. But depending on your boards the reset button will not work with older/factory firmware.
So, has there been any movement on getting the expled to actually work? I can use the gpioctl but those are on/off, cannot control the amount of color to come through. All that comes back is "Segmentation Fault".