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MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Machado Mar 13. 6 Replies

Problem with ultrasonic sensor - what are pins 16/17?

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John H commented on Mike Machado's blog post MAVBoard Indiegogo Ending Soon
"Boards are assembled! Next to my jD-IO Board v1.1 "
Apr 12
Mike Machado commented on Mike Machado's blog post Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign
"Oh, and to flash new firmware to the MAVBoard, connect the jumper on the JP1 header, as this connects to the Tx line to the ATMega, and then simply connect your FTDI adapter to the "IN" port. From the Arduino IDE, select the board…"
Apr 12
Mike Machado commented on Mike Machado's blog post Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign
"Hey Bill, I am behind getting docs together. Been busy making and shipping the boards themselves. In about a week I will have full documentation showing what all the pins/ports do and specifically how to connect it to an FrSky D series telemetry…"
Apr 12

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Bill Bonney commented on Mike Machado's blog post Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign
"Can somebody help me find information on how I can flash an image that allows FrSky receiver be connected up?(both the older D4R-II and the newer X8D) If the software needs some help to gte working, I am happy to offer some help there as well."
Apr 12
John H commented on Mike Machado's blog post Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign
"Just got my mavboard pro, lite, and rssiboard's today! Thanks."
Apr 12
Mike Machado commented on Mike Machado's blog post MAVBoard Indiegogo Ending Soon
"@mP1 - Color is simply the standard purple from oshpark.com boards.  @Hugues - Combined board might not be good since its separate teams that maintain them, but a combined case with special adapter is a good idea! "
Mar 25
mP1 commented on Mike Machado's blog post MAVBoard Indiegogo Ending Soon
"Completely unrelated but what to the colours of the boards mean ? Does purple/green etc mean something or is it just cosmetic ?"
Mar 25
Mike Machado posted a blog post

MAVBoard Indiegogo Ending Soon

Hey all, I just wanted to remind everyone the MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign is ending in less than 5 days. It is just shy of half way meeting its goal, but its a flex funding campaign, so everyone will get their boards regardless. But if you would like…See More
Mar 24
Mike Machado replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"Hey all, Forgot to update this thread, but I launched the MAVBoard indiegogo project a few weeks back. 12 days left to back it: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mavboard I've already started porting Rolf's code to the MAVBoard…"
Mar 17
Mike Machado replied to Mike Machado's discussion MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over
"The basic idea behind this project is that the APM has pretty much all the telemetry you need to feed the FrSky telemetry without actually needing sensors/hubs. Merging actual sensors and mavlink data into one stream seems possible but complicated.…"
Mar 13
iskess replied to Mike Machado's discussion MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over
"I see the problem. What if you hacked or reverse engineered one of those little lipo alarms to send out the voltage of each cell? http://www.ebay.com/bhp/lipo-alarm Sorry if I'm drifting OT. I had a crash die to a single cell that dumped on me…"
Mar 13
Mike Machado replied to Mike Machado's discussion MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over
"Yes, the slight difference in cell voltage is because of the rounding. Yes, we could only show an average of 1 cell, but then the FrSky LCD would show a total voltage of only the one cell count. My opinion is that it is better to have the total…"
Mar 13
iskess replied to Mike Machado's discussion MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over
"Then why list each cell's voltage if they are all always the same. That is misleading as you think you have a perfectly balanced battery. Actually, looking against your photo, you are showing different values for different cells. Is that…"
Mar 13
Mike Machado replied to Mike Machado's discussion MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over
"We only have the full voltage, so we try and detect cell count by total voltage, and then we return back the total voltage divided by cell count. It's not perfect but it does give a very good sense of what is going on voltage wise."
Mar 13
iskess replied to Mike Machado's discussion MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over
"Great project. I require an LRS, so I'm looking forward to that development. How did you get voltage per cell via mavlink telemetry?"
Mar 13
Mike Machado posted a discussion

MAVBoard indiegogo almost half over

I just wanted to remind OSD users, especially MinimOSD users, about the MAVBoard indiegogo campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mavboard. It's just about at the half way point and is a little less than half way funded!One of the primary uses of the board is to make connecting the MinimOSD to the ardupilot very easy when you have multiple telemetry devices.I'm happy to answer any questions about it.See More
Mar 12

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I hold a private pilot license and am a software engineer in silicon valley with a fascination of aviation, robotics and automation.
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MAVBoard Indiegogo Ending Soon

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

Hey all, I just wanted to remind everyone the MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign is ending in less than 5 days. It is just shy of half way meeting its goal, but its a flex funding campaign, so everyone will get their boards regardless.…

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Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 6:58pm 24 Comments

I have finally got the MAVBoard to a state where I am ready to take pre orders via Indiegogo! After several revisions of the boards, I am quite happy with them and would like to take pre orders so I…

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Fake Signs On Bay Area Highways Say Drones Looking For Speeders

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 2:51pm 4 Comments

Someone's having a little fun in the bay area.

According to this Bay Area CBS Article:

Several signs have cropped up on Bay Area highways, telling drivers that drones are enforcing speed limits. The…

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Sneak peek at mavboard progress

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:00pm 16 Comments

I've been working on a custom circuit board I am calling the "mavboard" which will be a board that will distribute telemetry connections to various other devices, and allow you to select which port gets the telemetry Rx pin, since only one thing can talk *TO* the APM telemetry port. All other mav ports can sniff…

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At 7:09pm on June 13, 2013, Sean Headrick said…

Hey Mike,

Great to meet you at the AVC. Look forward to speaking more as time allows. I am still waiting for my 9xr to come. I am excited to try your break out board.

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