I'm new to this forum, I thought It would be a great place to begin my project.
I'm building a quad-copter, I was looking for an autopilot the other day and I got an idea, a smart phone motherboard could be used as an autopilot. It already has all the features I need: GPS, accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor and a camera. The motherboard could control the motors using a USB DC motor controller which could be connected to the motherboard via an OTG cable, I could compile a custom kernel and add the necessary drivers to it. I was thinking about using a Sony Ericsson Xperia mini or something similar, Sony provides the source codes for their devices. The CPU and the GPU are quite powerful, The GPU could be used for image processing.
I'm still looking for a USB board that would be able to control 4 brushless motors
Tell me what do you think about this project, any advantages, disadvantages, tips.