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 Taylor Cox on May 10, 2010 at 1:17pm
So what are the main benefits of using the arduMega? Is it just the fact that it is a more compact design and you are able to attach more servos?
Comment by Patrick on May 12, 2010 at 3:11am
The board itself isn't actually dimensionally smaller...

The advantages are not only the capability to attach more servo's, but that there is a more powerful processor on board, and a heap more I/O (especially 4 serial ports, so you can dedicate one to GPS, one to Telemetry,etc).
Comment by captaingeek on May 24, 2010 at 9:16pm
is the stable version ready yet?
Comment by lionel on May 28, 2010 at 7:12am
I did order from Sparkfun and Adafruit, worked fine too


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