So, here is my other post that I've promissed. I think this one may excite many of You. Well I'll let the picture speak here now...
This is a Samsung tablet based UAV controller. The device is intended as a replacement for a regular transmitter and will communicate directly with my all in one UAV controller elliminating a need for a regular RC transmitter, wire harness and etc. This will result with less mass and less power consumption on the airframe!
The current version can communicate with the UAV board with an xTend module, but can also be easily converted to an xBee or something else. The board inside also has a pressure sensor to provide for reference pressure readings as well as additional expansion ports for digital and analog IO's. Additionally I've added expansion microSD card slot for data logging.
Currently the tablet software supports display of all telemetry information and serves as a command center - it allows for waypoints definition and PID tunning. The picture above is an older picture that is a bit cleaner as the inside wiring is a mess. New mold for an enclousure is on the way that will allow for more organized "guts" and better board and battery retention.
I'm also experimenting with porting of live video onto the tablet's screen; with a little, but some luck so far.
The tablet serves just as a node and the controller is capable of acting on it's own as a regular transmitter / receiver.
Similarly as with my previous project, this one consumes lot's of my time and resources - I'm getting close to the end of the line with the bidget too without my wife complaing ;) Therefore if You would like to contribute please feel free to contact me!