Great news! ArduPilot is now available to buy at Sparkfun. The price is $24.95 (or buy 100 at $19.96 each ;-)). Note: there is a limited number available now, but Sparkfun can make more pretty quickly so get your order in now and they'll be filled from backorder in the order they were received.


[Update on availability from Sparkfun: ~15 coming out of production today/morrow. 63 more PCBs ready. Waiting on xtals (probably about a week).]

You'll also need an EM406 GPS module, and for all but the most stable planes, an FMA Co-Pilot, so unless you already have those items, the total cost of the autopilot will be around $155.

Huge thanks to Nathan Siedle at Sparkfun for helping us get through the production snafus and otherwise taking this project under his wing. Now let's win his autonomous vehicle competition with an ArduPilot-guided plane!

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Comment by hoopty on January 6, 2009 at 10:40am
Man that is a fine looking board!! Congrats.

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Comment by Sgt Ric on January 6, 2009 at 10:45am
Just got 2 of them... Sparkfun says only 6 left!
Comment by Patrick Egan on January 6, 2009 at 11:02am
Is the email blast available to anyone in the group?
Comment by Mike on January 6, 2009 at 11:06am
Just ordered 3 plus accessories - when I started the order there were 7 in stock but by the time I had finished placing the order they were back-ordered!

Hot cakes!

Mike

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on January 6, 2009 at 11:09am
@Patrick. Blast is just available to administrators, but if there's something you want me to send out PM me, and I'll give it a look.
Comment by Patrick Egan on January 6, 2009 at 11:14am
Will do, thanks.
Comment by Pat on January 6, 2009 at 11:24am
You guys are really greedy buying up more than 1 when only a few are available. Honestly, what are you going to do with 3 all at once, sleep with them next to you on your pillow?

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Comment by Sgt Ric on January 6, 2009 at 11:35am
No, it's not greed, I have 2 aircraft on the bench and another on order (a larger, non-FPV platform)
Comment by Michal B on January 6, 2009 at 11:35am
I bought one, lucky me to check this web often.
Comment by Aristotle on January 6, 2009 at 11:36am
damn that was quick they are all gone already

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