- A soldering iron and solder
- A FTDI cable (DIY Drones cable recommended) to program the board.
- Helium (Available in the balloon kits available for $18 at Target, or a larger tank from Amazon)
- A 7.4v LiPo battery (any other one of that approximate size and capacity will do, as long as it's under about 35-40 grams)
- A balancing charger (This one, with this power supply, will do the trick and is inexpensvie)
- If you want to use RC mode, you'll need an RC system with at least three channels. Any will work, starting with simple systems such as this one. You''ll also need two female-to-female RC cables.
- A 9v battery for the ground beacon
- Double-stick tape to attach the board to the gondola
- Velcro tape to attach the gondola to the envelope
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Any news about the new 2011 Blimpduino version?!
I'm considering purchasing the Kit of this product. Do you now what I would require to purchase if I wish to stream video from the blimp to a ground station?
The battery that Chris suggests in this topic is 20C, so is it ok to use mine with 10C? Will it damage the board or produce any problems ?
It is also a little heavier, but it should be within the lifting ability of the envelope if filled with helium.
PS. photo of the battery here
PS2. In Greece it seems that RC equipment is about double the price of US stores!