jDrones News: jD-IOBoard v1.0



jDrones News: jD-IOBoard v1.0 update


You had some problems on driving LED strips or something else?? Well no problems anymore.... We have seen people making all type of darlington/transistor and similar hacks to drive their LEDs, Sirens and so on but they all need a lot of hacking and they might not be suitable for long term solution. 

We answered on this call and made fully Arduino compatible called jD-IOBoard that can run Single LEDs, LED Strips, Loudspeakers, Buzzers, Power switches and so on. It's upto your own imagination on what all you can control with this board. 


So what does this board actually do?? It has fully Arduino compatible ATMEGA 328 MCU and Darlington array to driver high power outputs. Also I2C pins are exposed and same as many TTL level IO and Analog pins. As you can see from picture above. 


Board has:

- 6 x High power outputs, max. 500mAh / 50 Volts

- 4 x Analog inputs (6 if you don't use I2C port)

- I2C port for controlling, listening I2C messages

- 6 x TTL level GPIO pins (8 if you don't use FTDI)

- 1 x FTDI port


3 high power outputs can also be controlled by PWM output while another 3 are just normal "On/Off" outputs



How those Arduino pinouts looks like:


Connecting LED's,Buzzers etc is really simple. Just use one of output pins on end of the board. Below you can see examples on how to connect LEDs or LED Strips on it.





Pictures does not give enough credit for how it works so we made small video to show just few examples on how to use it. There are many other ways to do it but this should give at least some idea what/how to run it. So have fun watching it.


Get yours from jDrones Store: jD-IOBoard and have a blink blink.


Ps. There are some nice features coming to this board shortly...


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  • @max: Choice of police sirens: don't let the EFF or ACLU see that video, they'll be harping on drones for the next month ;p

    Good job Jani, nice board. We're are looking into similar features, so good timing.

  • Developer

    @Max, yeah your police siren/RGB thingy was the one reason why i included that RGB strip on my video. Yours is much more 3l33t as it have sound too :)

    @Dany we are working on it

  • There's some time left till x-mas but nice gadgets. will order some soon.

  • Developer

    not that fancy video :) but here is another example 

  • Distributor

    Nice demo code Jani!  These little boards were selling fast before this nice video and so far no complaints. Better stock more of these babies as they will go even faster now.   Great addition to the line up for sure. 

    Any ETA for full integration with the APM? 

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