The DIY Drones autopilot board factory is in full swing. We've got another cool board for you, a production-ready final version of the BlimpDuino
- All surface mount technology, to make the board smaller, lighter and easier to manufacture.
- Now with two dedicated RC channel input ports, so you can easily fly in RC mode (for testing) or autonomous mode.
- A new power supply that can handle anything from 3V to 18v and output both 3.3v and 5v. This will allow you a range of battery options, from 2 or 4 AAAs (cheap) to a 7.4v Li-Po (expensive).
- Includes a port for a servo, for the vectoring thruster
- Includes ports for a Bluetooth wireless module and a magnetometer (compass)
The board is designed to fit in and work with both a modded toy RC blimp or a custom blimp gondola.
You can buy the board here.
Eagle 5 files are here: blimp_SMD_V4.sch blimp_SMD_V4.brd
Here are the components that you need:
SMD DIGIKEY parts:
(C4)2x 22uF 495-1556-1-ND
(C1,2,6,7,9,10,11,12,13)9x 0.1uF PCC1828CT-ND
(C8) 1x 33uF 478-1715-1-ND
(D4,D5,D6,D7):4x Navi LED (green) 67-1357-1-ND
(D2):1x Power LED (red) 67-1359-1-ND
(D3) 1x Status LED (blue) 160-1643-1-ND
(IC1)1 x Atmega168, ATMEGA168V-10AU-ND
(IC2) 1xLM3940: LM3940IMP-3.3CT-ND
(IC3) 1xL4049: 497-1404-5-ND
(R1) 1x 10kOhms P10.0KCCT-ND
(R2) 2x 1Kohms P1.00KCCT-ND
(R3-R7) 4x 30 ohms P30ACT-ND
3x LB1630 (motor controller).
4x IR sensors (Pololu)
(S1) Switch SMD, sparkfun
A lot of pin headers
Arduino code coming soon