Great start for people interested in using the PhoneDrone Android/APM interface board.

From the video description:

Posting to this video:!topic/phone-...
Working basic release of my PhoneDrone Android Control. Complete source code of the Android and Arduino Version of this video can be found at and

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Comment by Grips on April 24, 2012 at 4:32am



Awesome to see this moving ahead.


I have one  non-engineer background question. The connection I see is

Android Phone-->Phone Drone Board-->Receiver-->Servos(Output)

So does this unit work by calling it at all or does there always have to be a physical connection to a mobile android phone?

Comment by Jan Detlefsen on April 25, 2012 at 9:19pm

I read that according to the Open Accessory specs you need to supply the Android device with 500mA/5V changing power. For something that is battery powered itself that seems like a lot. Does the PhoneDrone board do that or how do you avoid that? 


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