We know you love DIYDrones... so here is the Valentine's gift from the Dev Team! Yeah, we love you back. LOL =)
Anyway, in fact the title of this post could also be "ArduCAM OSD Project meets Michael Oborne"!!!

This tool makes setting up the awesome MinimOSD board super easy!

You can also buy from your local distributor, like JDrones.

Now you can:

  • enable and disable panels;
  • positioning panels by drag or numeric input;
  • save and load layouts from file;
  • save and load layouts from board's EEPROM;
  • test video mode switching with adaptive layout;
  • update firmware;
  • update character set;
  • customize background picture;
  • set grid on/off;
  • test the layout with telemetry logs from Mission Planner;

If you want to know more about each feature, check this wiki page.

To upgrade your MinimOSD board just went to our download area and grab the "OSD Config" and "MinimOSD 1.9 Pack".
An update pack contains two files: the Firmware (.hex) and the CharSet (.mcm).

Pay attention to the right update order. The tutorials are linked below:

  1. "Update Firmware" (it adds support to upload the character set);
  2. "Update Charset".

I'm super happy with the progress of ArduCAM project.
Now with Michael aboard... the sky is the limit just the start!

Enjoy your new toy! ;) There is much more coming out.

Note: The battery remaining icon was temporarily disabled due it's a work in progress on APM code.

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Comment by binzi on February 14, 2012 at 7:30pm

Good job!

Comment by Andre Lochner on February 14, 2012 at 10:28pm

Fantastic. Thanks !

Comment by Michael Oborne on February 14, 2012 at 10:29pm


yes you can

have a look here


Comment by Martint BuildYourOwnDrone.co.uk on February 15, 2012 at 1:35am

Hello Sandro, Michael & team,


Thank you for your hard work on this, the update looks great!






Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 15, 2012 at 3:28am

@Johann: thanks for keeping your interest on the entire project! Now, I have plans on back to work on the camera control.

Well, the short answer on the camera control part is "I have no idea of launch time of it".

The long answer: We need a new board with more SRAM. And the worse part: I'm still fighting with Canon's brand new PS cams without support for PTP.
It's almost killing my original idea. EOS cams still can be controlled, but they are heavy and they have no electric zooming.

I'm thinking on two possibilities: dig into hacked PowerShots or change to HandyCams with LANC (in fact I already did tests on it). If the first option go fine... I will probably add LANC support anyway. Let's re-think it all.

Comment by Keith Wallman on February 15, 2012 at 3:38am

Very interested in grabbing one of these especially as you can plug it into the APM or APM2 to get data feed from the flight controller. Would also show you what flight mode you are in for the FPVers amongst us.

Just curious what do you need to connect this to your PC to program the OSD. Assuming you would need something like this:


Comment by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk on February 15, 2012 at 5:39am

Great stuff!

Looking forward to also seeing more from the arducam project!

Comment by Grips on February 15, 2012 at 6:33am

Can the minimosd be programmed with the 3.3v FTDI cable on the diydrones store?

Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 15, 2012 at 6:38am

@Keith, @Grips: Yes. It works. Mine is exactly that one.

Comment by Andre Lochner on February 15, 2012 at 7:41am

How would you program the MinimOSD ? Can you do it through the telemetry port using mission planner ? 


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