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 Marty on January 15, 2010 at 1:55pm
Thanks Chris, It was the SPI label that threw me.
Comment by Rana on January 15, 2010 at 6:43pm
Pl. request Sparkfun to remove the photo of the drone from the bottom screen film of the board and let it be just Sparkfun there.I think you can understand your self why I am saying this !
Comment by Mike Murphy on January 15, 2010 at 9:40pm
Looks sweet! Which begs the question, when is it availible to the masses? Can't wait to get one. Also, what is the expected price?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 16, 2010 at 12:03am
NS Rana, no, I don't know why why shouldn't have a drawing of a NASA-style drone on the bottom. Why not?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 16, 2010 at 12:08am
Mike, we haven't announced a sale date or price yet. Depends on how beta testing goes and what our partner thinks. But we're shooting for an autopilot+IMU combo of around $150-$160, although it might be a bit more. One way or another, it will be about the same price as the current ArduPilot+sensors+shield. With uBlox GPS, you'd be looking at about $250 all told. That's about 1/10th the price of competing commercial autopilots.

We're looking to launch in Q1.

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Comment by Morli on January 16, 2010 at 3:44am
Hi Rana,
I am also not sure as to why you wanted the drone pic to be removed. Infact it seemed to me to be logical choice as it also the diydrone logo and this project is born from it , I think I know why said that but may be you can PM Chris directly on it. :) Cheers
Comment by Mike Murphy on January 16, 2010 at 11:09pm
Any idea as to what the ground station/ configuration tool might look like? Will it look and work like the current Ardupilot Configuration Tool?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 16, 2010 at 11:37pm
Mike,

They will both be evolutions from the current programs.
Comment by Rana on January 16, 2010 at 11:57pm
customs may detain the package easily if the drone photo is there.
Comment by Mike Murphy on January 18, 2010 at 9:32pm
Any peeks at the shield(s)?

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