It's available now from Sparkfun! $59.95.

And cool home page promo on the Sparkfun site here.

Here's a quick FAQ for people just now coming to the site, or hearing about ArduPilot Mega for the first time:

  • It is designed to work with an IMU "shield" (board that fits on top) that contains all the sensors. That board will be available by the end of May. The latest info on the shield is here.
  • You'll need two right-angle 3x8 connectors to attach your RC gear.
  • The ArduPilot Mega code will build on ArduPilot 2.6 and be available in about a month.

We recommend this board just for people who want to beta test or tinker. For regular users who want a plug-and-play (ish) experience, it's best to wait a few weeks for us to release the IMU shield, code and documentation. (The Sparkfun board will also be tweaked a bit, with mostly cosmetic changes to make some pin labeling clearer, in the next batch.)

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 28, 2010 at 1:24pm

Comment by Jordi Muñoz on April 28, 2010 at 1:26pm
Comment by John C. on April 28, 2010 at 1:31pm
I on to fun stuff!
Comment by Daniel Gru on April 28, 2010 at 1:35pm
Jippie, YEAAAH, go Jordi!!!

Now bring up the shield, and handcuff someone to a word document to do the documentation and it will be great :D

Comment by Mike W on April 28, 2010 at 2:45pm
At Last!

Comment by Morli on April 28, 2010 at 2:55pm
Congrats, Good work Jordi, now lets have the foxtrap too. One suggestion though. Supply both mega and foxtrap from same source( either you or SF) , it doesn't make sense to pay for shipping twice for ordering each part from different vendor when each carry almost every thing else. Will Foxtrap be available from SF also? thanks

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on April 28, 2010 at 3:27pm
They are going fast! I just ordered mine. They started with 129 and are now down to 121.


Comment by Morli on April 28, 2010 at 3:33pm
yep , by morning it should in double digits :(
Comment by passunca on April 28, 2010 at 3:38pm
Has anyone from Europe ever ordered stuff from sparkfun, any problems with that?
Comment by IKE on April 28, 2010 at 3:45pm
I have ordered 2-3 times from Sparkfun. The packages arrived in about 2 weeks and I used the minimum postage fee, no problems whatsoever. I live in Greece, if you are in the UK maybe it would be even faster.


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