Buy bare boards and components for a DIY ArduPilot

You'll soon be able to buy ArduPilot already made, but for those of you who would rather build their own, here are the necessary parts:

You can buy the boards here.

Eagle (PCB and schematic) files are here.

A pdf of the schematic is here.

Once you've made the board, instructions on setting the fuses and loading the bootloader are here.

A few notes on building the board: Aside from all the surface-mount components below, the only through-hole components you need to solder on are a 5-pin breakaway connector for the FTDI port (first five pins next to the GPS connector), the two 2x3 ICSP connectors, two 3-pin connectors for channel 1 & 2 output, one 3-pin connector for the power select and three pigtails (female-to-female servo connectors cut in half) for CTRL and channel 1 & 2 in. The other two channels (3&4) are not currently used. IMPORTANT: the power selector pins must have a jumper cap placed on two of the pins. Use the two closest to the servo-out ports if you're going to power the board from the RC receiver via the RC-in cables (that's what I've done in the picture above), or use the other two if you want to power the board with a separate regulated 5v power source. If you don't put the jumper cap on these pins, the board will have no power!

Components: ICs:


Capacitors:

Diodes:

Resistors:

Other:

Others things you'll need if you don't already have them:

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Comment by Magnus on February 2, 2009 at 11:14pm
I tried to look in the eagle files, but i couldn't solve the puzzle. How many of the servo inputs are routed to the Mega168 or the ATtiny? And how many outputs from the Mega is routed to the Mux?

/Magnus
Comment by Faisal Shah on November 10, 2009 at 8:02pm
Are the eagle schematic and layout files available for the shield board? I wanted to get the footprint for the MPXV5004DP differential pressure sensor.
Comment by Danilo Marques Figueiredo on November 17, 2009 at 8:15am
Hi Chris,

For the ardupilot with Atmega 328 is the same components list os Atmega 168?

Regards.

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