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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  • does this kit come with the proper wires and connectors in the proper configuration for gps?

  • Got it. Thank you so much!

  • I am using the APM2.5 and power module. However, on the mission planner screen, I can only see "Voltage" displayed correctly. The current reading is ALWAYS 0A. What has gone wrong? Can anyone help?

  • Drone Savant: Thanks for the advice! In general, though, what kind of transmitter is most fit for video feed?

  • Chris: Thanks! I'll be trying that.

    One more thing, though. For this project, I used an Arduino code to get serial data from the Ardupilot and send it to my computer via XBee Series 1. So I am using my own program instead of the Mission Planner. Now I want to hook up a camera to the Ardupilot. How do I send video feed via the XBee without interfering with the serial data output? Thanks!

  • 3D Robotics

    Zaira: It works just like an Arduino. Any of the spare digital IO pins can be put in Output mode and set high or low. Please see more details at arduino.cc

  • Hi. I would just like to ask how to get logic outputs from the Ardupilot (instructions for wiring and programming would be highly appreciated). I have a circuit designed to receive "logic high" and "logic low" signals, and it would be really cool if I could connect it with the Ardupilot. Thanks!

  • Juan:

    This is from the ArduPlane manual: http://code.google.com/p/arducam-osd/wiki/minimosd

    May want to look around there.

  • Can you explain me a little moré about it?
    Do i have to solder something?
    I wanna power it just with 5 volts from the apm
  • 3D Robotics

    Juan: you just use the telemetry cable that comes with APM 2.5

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