I am probably going to get hate mail for this, but a clear warning to any future addicts needs to be made. So here goes.

I was doing some spring cleaning and those darn DIY gadgets just kept on coming out of the woodwork. I knew I had a lot of stuff lying around, but this time I even surprised myself. And this is just DIY/FPV/Autopilot electronics currently not installed in a project. I will not show the pile of unfinished projects like copters, planes, rovers etc. It's just embarrassing. And the is also a big pile of general R/C stuff like ESC's motors, servos,  gyros, receivers and such..

Anyways, there should be some well knows gadgets in this picture, and some not so well known ones also. Geek points to the first one to correctly identify them all, excluding the self made stuff that only I would know of.

Morale of the story? Get bigger storage boxes I guess..

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Comment by Ellison Chan on May 1, 2012 at 12:43pm

John, I can sympathize.

Comment by David on May 1, 2012 at 1:33pm

Haha, this is great!

Comment by Sam Kelly on May 1, 2012 at 1:37pm

I see some prototypes and unreleased 3DR hardware in there :)

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 1, 2012 at 1:38pm

HAHA!  And I *just* submitted an order to Hobby King for another $180 worth of stuff.  Mostly gadgets.  Servo tester, another BEC (never can have enough, even though I already have 2 unsused ones), another FrSky receiver, and this thing to reprogram my old receivers:


Is there a 12 step program?

Comment by IKE on May 1, 2012 at 2:12pm

Maybe having on DIYdrones a marketplace for used or not so used hardware is a good idea ;)

Comment by Ellison Chan on May 1, 2012 at 2:18pm

There's a Buy, Sell and Trade category in the forum:


Comment by John Arne Birkeland on May 1, 2012 at 2:22pm

Sell a gadget? SELL!! NEVER!!!! They are my preciouses..

Comment by George on May 1, 2012 at 3:01pm

John, your right............. I hate you! :)

I can only aspire to a point in my life where I can say I have the same problem.

Comment by evilmacaw on May 1, 2012 at 3:20pm


i will have to agree with you ,WHAT SELL !!! from my cold dead hands ,But i have to agree with George too i hate you ;-) nothing personal ya know ! 

since my heart attack and stent a few months ago i have the time but i will never be able to buy an APM II the drug costs are killing me !!!! i sure could use that FMA sensor top /left for my Legacy boards .

Comment by Anish on May 1, 2012 at 3:57pm

Hi John,

 i sympathise with you, u defenitely are a collector. I have to admit I might not far off, as for AHRS/AP's i have almost a dozen ( depends on wether you would classify some experimental one's). The thing i miss from your collection is FPV transmitters and recievers. I would like to try a bit of FPV, i am still stuck with a gopro :(


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