This is my first post on this fabulous website!
May I introduce my new autopilot that I just made. He is based on the Pic18f452; this is not a strong microcontroller but he is great for begin (wether in electronic or in programming). This project allowed me to learn electronics ( schematic, routing...) and later programming.
I also intend to make a parallel library that will use and simple way to interface sensors or actuators, and thus be able to create a complete autopilot!
The MAP-One is a small autopilot without gps. When I created it, I wanted to do simple.
The MAP-One can control 4 servo and 1 ESC, he can receive 4 servo input from a rc-receiver. For low altitude, he have a SHARP (long range) sensor, an IMU connection (accelerometer (x,y,z) and gyro (x,y), power supply), a 4 pins connection for thermopile module, an another analog input (for exemple, air speed sensor) and finally 4 pins connector for a module that works with Serial (ex: xbee).It possesses a more an integrated altitude sensor (MPXA4115A6U).
My pcb board has not yet made, I intend to make fabricated by "PCB-Pool", wath do you think ?
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If you have any suggestion, please contact me.