Boards are in and going to beta testers. So far code is loading fine and everything is testing out as it should, but I'm sure stress testing by the team will find something to tweak.

Here's the front:


And the back:

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Comment by mahziron on January 15, 2010 at 7:32am
Nice. How much will it cost?
Comment by Wayne on January 15, 2010 at 7:51am
Im sure there may be other info on the site somewhere but I have not found it yet. What exactly is the purpose of this board vs. the regular ArduPilot board?

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Comment by Doug Weibel on January 15, 2010 at 7:59am
@Wayne - This board (basically) is more powerful. It offers a lot more input/output. It has more memory size for programming. The processor has better interrupt capabilities, more timers, etc. And as a product it is intended to be IMU based instead of thermopile based.

With all that said, I'll note that for many users the current ArduPilot board is more than sufficient for their needs. We have several really creative and talented people working with it that find new ways to squeeze more out of it all the time. Mostly it is the same issue that you see with PC's - After a couple years your old one works just fine, but when you try out a new one with the latest bells and whistles you seem to need to upgrade :)
Comment by Ty on January 15, 2010 at 8:35am
Good looking stuff. Thank you folks so much for showing us the sneak peeks, and the works in progress. It's one of the reasons I'm really dedicated to this architecture.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 15, 2010 at 8:50am
Marty, the ICSP head is in the top left, next to the mounting hole
Comment by Paul on January 15, 2010 at 9:28am
Looks great to see it all coming together.

What are the dimensions?
Comment by John C. on January 15, 2010 at 9:35am
you guys are planning on making a mega specific IMU, right?

I like the idea of easy two-way serial comm.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on January 15, 2010 at 10:15am
Yes, there will be a Mega-specific IMU, but we'll also release an adapter board that will let you use the current ArduIMU+ (v2)

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on January 15, 2010 at 10:19am
Marty,

Just to answer your question more completely, there are two ICSP/SPI ports, one on the top left in that picture for the Atmega328 (RC interface) and the other at the top right for the Atmega1280.
Comment by Muot Vuong on January 15, 2010 at 11:03am
Nice. Can't wait until it's available for purchase. Which IMU will be used with this? Sparkfun ArduIMU Sensor w/ daughter boards or the ArduIMU+ V2 (Flat)?

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