Tag: Arduino

HKPilot Mega Mini

HKPilot Mega Mini

March 10, 2014 14:08 | By | 2 Comments

Hobbyking is selling a miniature version of the Ardupilot APM 2.5 flight controller. This board features a HMC5883L compass, MPU-6000 gyro/acc, MS5611-01BA03 barometer sensor as well as a ATMEGA2560 8-bit microcontroller.

apmminiThe only problem is, things have moved on with the introduction of the PixHawk flight controller. And at a price of USD $83.- without GPS or telemetry the MegaMini is not exactly a bargain offer either. The fact is that the 8-bit APM platform will not see much new development over the next few years, so you better be content with the current state of affairs for there won’t be much in terms of revolutionary new updates for this platform.

Regardless, if you yearn for a more portable (even if slightly outdated) APM, the MegaMini is up for order on the HK website now. And who knows, maybe the price will drop down a bit, making this a good alternative to the T1000FC to throw in to your everyday model as an automated return-home and recovery system.

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Programmable high-power LED flash system for $12

Programmable high-power LED flash system for $12

November 17, 2013 14:20 | By | Add a Comment

If you like super-bright high power LEDs and are looking for an easy way to add scale-looking anti-collision strobes to your model, we have a nice DYI solution that costs about $12 and consists of very few parts. Powered by a nano-sized Arduino (included in the $12!) you can program any strobe sequence you like!

Build your own programmable High Power 3W LED Flasher for your FPV model

Build your own programmable High Power 3W LED Flasher for your FPV model

November 17, 2013 3:02 | By | 5 Comments

Want high power 3 Watt LEDs as a highly visible anti-collision flash, but don’t want to spend $50 on a RC-ready product? Make your own programmable device for $12.-! Read on for complete build instructions.

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