3D Robotics


We're delighted to announce the new APM 2.5+, which is the same APM 2.5 board you know and love but surrounded by lots of new goodness!  Now, for a new lower price of $179, it comes with all this, right out of the box:

  • 3689487855?profile=originalThe new APM 2.5 enclosure, available in both top pin (above) and side pin (right) styles. It's designed to keep your electronics safe while looking great at the same time! The enclosure is made of black translucent ABS plastic so you can see the board's LEDs. It protects your electronics while allowing access to all pins and connectors. The inside of the enclosure is lined with ESD safe open cell foam to ensure the barometric pressure sensor is surrounded by static air and prevent unwanted readings due to airflow over the sensor. And the screws that secure the enclosure have been moved to the top for ease of use. It's also available as a stand-alone product for $4.99. (customers who already have an APM 2.5 are eligible for a coupon code to get a free enclosure with their next order. Email sales@3drobotics.com if you don't already have one)
  • 3689487915?profile=originalThe new APM Power Module, available with either XT60 (shown) or Deans connectors. It's a simple way of providing your APM 2.5 with clean power from a LiPo battery as well as monitoring current consumption and battery voltage measurements, all through a 6-pos cable that plugs in neatly. The board is also shrink-wrapped to protect it (the bare board is shown here so you can see the innards). Been wondering what that "mystery connector" was on APM 2.5? Now you know! This will ensure that you have no brown-outs due to insufficient BEC power from your ESCs, and makes current and voltage monitoring easy! It's also available as a stand-alone product for $24.99
  • 3689487864?profile=originalOur new Version 2 of the Mediatek GPS module. This takes all the learning we've had with the Mediatek over the past two years and wraps it up in one vastly improved product. New big ground plane antenna to improve reception! On-board battery for fast lock! New firmware for better performance and datalogging! Also available as a stand-alone product for $37.95.

Oh, and did I mention that we also lowered the price of APM 2.5 by $20 at the same time?? This is all thanks to our new production facilities in Tijuana, which allow us to make an increased volume of products at higher quality and lower prices. We're even adding a new Manncorp four-head pick-and-place machine there to handle even higher volume!

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  • Here's the thing, any good business plan includes "surge capacity". Especially when you have a Black Friday sale and introduce new products at the same time. In addition, if issues arise, it's far better to keep the customer abreast of the issues and what you are doing to resolve them.
  • I wish they had digikey like shipping! I ordered some stuff from them, and two hours later I have a tracking number. 3DR is usually quicker than this, I'm guessing the holiday sales has them backed up. Good thing they make such good products!

  • Miles, to be honest, I think the chances are slim to none and Slim is out of town.

  • Any chance of getting the power module if you purchased a APM 2.5 recently, like with the case, or do we have to purchase that seperately?

  • I have to say that 3DR has behaved really correctly and has allowed me to modify my order. I can only thank them for this much appreciated customer service.

    Thank you @chris for your kind proposal, apparently everything's ok now :)

  • I guess they are really backed up, my order hasn't shipped yet either, I ordered saturday.

  • Dany, I haven't seen the case in person yet, but I agree it looks sharp in the pictures.  And I love that the screws are on top.  You know the only thing that might make it better?

    If there were additional screw points on the bottom to facilitate fixing it to the aircraft.  Just some mounting holes of some sort.  Then you could screw the base to whatever surface you want, and then put the board on, and then screw the top on. This is a much better option, IMO, than trying to use something self-adhesive.

  • 3D Robotics
    Roberto, please PM with details. I can see if I can help.
  • 3D Robotics
    Steven, please PM with the details of what's gone wrong. We'll sort it out ASAP.
  • Roberto,

    Bro, I feel your frustration, several times as a matter of fact. 3DR seems to be well meaning folks who are bent on corporate suicide due the lack of timely, accurate and considerate Customer Service. If it is any consolation, at the end of this painful road, they usually do the right thing. I myself am undergoing this torturous process with 3DR at the moment. Took 4 emails to get my order straight....promised on Tuesday to ship yesterday, no shipment as of this moment.


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