DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge

Pleased with the way this has turned out for a Saturday project :-)

It compliments Arthur Benemanns DroidPlanner app to give a wireless link between the aircrafts radio and a Bluetooth connection to the Android tablet.

  • Its fitted with a 1000mah LiPo battery and charge circuit which is chargeable by a small USB slot at the bottom of the unit.
  • Ultrabright LEDs for the power and Bluetooth link for sunny days.
  • BT LED blinks when there is no connection and goes solid when connection is made.

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Comment by Cosha on November 29, 2013 at 6:16am
Perfect timing!

I was just about to research on how to get my kindle fire HD to display data while flying as i don't want to lug around a laptop!

Im a new user to APM, so i have no telementry just yet! A DIY would be amazing if you can sort one out? Make sure you leave a paypal link so we can donate!

Comment by healthyfatboy on November 29, 2013 at 11:45am

It might be worth 3D printing a case for it.

Comment by Manu on November 30, 2013 at 1:27am

This is excellent, count me in!

Is 3DR 433mhz compatible though ?

Comment by UK flyer on November 30, 2013 at 4:01am

You can make your own telemetry modules, you need two

HopeRF HM-TRP modules and suitable circuitry to power them. Then run on 3.3V, will need a bluetooth module that is 3.3V for the ground station. 

It's easier to make a ground station one up  ( so you can use UART) and buy the air module. 

Firmware code

Comment by craig on November 30, 2013 at 5:53pm

hat kind of tablet?

Comment by Tissy on November 30, 2013 at 6:53pm
Any tablet that has bluetooth and runs Android OS. The tablet featured is the Google Nexus 7.
Comment by LTMNO on December 6, 2013 at 9:05am

Steve, great work... been meaning to do this as well.  Count me in...

Comment by Psylokz on December 21, 2013 at 2:28pm

+1 -Build and sell!

Comment by Glenn Gregory on February 24, 2014 at 1:46am
Great work! Any more details on what hardware etc you used? Bluetooth module?


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