Quick Post: ArduPilotMega Shield/OilPan Photos!

Is not ready yet, has tiny mistakes, but the tweaked boards is under the last hardware performance test's , as soon as i get an answer, I will start the mass production... ETA two weeks! (Maybe sooner).

The shield can be bottom placed (oil pan) or in the top (Shield). I would suggest the bottom side so you protect the IC's and have a lower profile!

Poll: Do you prefer the Shield in Red or Blue?

See ya!

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Comment by Daniel Gru on May 16, 2010 at 11:28am
Looking great, good to hear a nearby ETA.

I'd say red, so it fades in with the ardumega...

Comment by Paul Mather on May 16, 2010 at 11:44am
Noooo.... those are 90 degree headers!!!!

Comment by Dario Lindo Andres on May 16, 2010 at 11:44am
Awesone!! It is very nice! I prefer red colour :)


Comment by Jordi Muñoz on May 16, 2010 at 12:13pm

You can use straight ones... ;-) Or you can find those connectors in my store!

Comment by Ron Jacobs on May 16, 2010 at 1:02pm
Lookin good. So the Oil Pan is the IMU, right? Red is cool, blue might be nice to differentiate the boards though...
Comment by Ron Jacobs on May 16, 2010 at 1:12pm
OK I get it now, shield = IMU on top? Oil Pan = IMU on bottom?
Comment by Daniel Gru on May 16, 2010 at 1:22pm


Comment by Sandro Benigno on May 16, 2010 at 1:39pm
@Jordi: Awesome news! It will be available at Sparkfun? I'm asking it because of shipment costs when buying it together with ArduPilot Mega. I pretend to buy it in that way, if possible.

How you suggest the magnetometer connection? I know that the best way is put it away from others components. But it works good directly attached to ArduImu+... how much it's really necessary?

Comment by Mark Colwell on May 16, 2010 at 2:05pm
Blue shield, Please. I must wait to order... ARRRG!

@ Sandro, I had to mount Mag sensor 180 cm away from power lines running to BL motor and 50 amp ESC.
A port is available for I2C, both EM406 connector and 4 header pins. I will use stacking swiss pins for each I2C device
Comment by Ron Jacobs on May 16, 2010 at 3:19pm
Yeah, you know, I think I'd like blue as well.


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