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Old Dec 11, 2014, 08:02 AM
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Brain FPV Flight Controller - Full Graphic OSD - Open Source - Made in USA - 36x36mm

The Brain is a next-generation flight controller that is specifically designed for first person view (FPV) flying and includes a full-graphic on-screen display (OSD). The Brain is small and light (36mm x 36mm, 8 grams), so it is ideally suited for FPV mini quads but it can fly anything, from mini quads to large octo-copters and fixed-wing planes.



The firmware running on the Brain is open source (GPL V3) and based on Tau Labs, which gives you many exciting features and also a great cross-platform (Linux, Windows, OS-X) ground control software to configure your flight controller using USB.

Importantly, open source firmware gives you complete freedom to do whatever you want with your flight controller; don't like the way the home direction is displayed in the OSD? Improve the code and contribute it back for everyone to benefit. Naturally, this does not mean you have to be a programmer or know programming to use the Brain, but you are free to modify the code if you want. It can be found on GitHub.

The Brain is made in the United States according to the highest industry quality standards.

FPV Specific Features:
  • Full-graphic OSD (360x266 for PAL):
  • Software adjustable black and white levels
  • PAL/NTSC autodetect
  • 4 fully user configurable OSD pages, selectable using switch on transmitter
  • Audio output (not yet supported by software)
  • 3 analog inputs for voltage, current, RSSI measurement
  • RSSI measurement using PWM, PPM, or analog input

Other Features:
  • CPU: STM32F405RG (32bit, 168MHz, 192kB RAM, 1MB Flash)
  • 64Mbit flash for settings, way points, logging
  • InvenSense MPU-9250 latest generation 3-axis gyro/accel/mag
  • Barometer: MeasSpec MS5611
  • Receiver compatibility: PWM, PPM, S.Bus, DSM2, DSMX, HoTT SUMD/SUMH
  • Up to 10 PWM outputs (up to 400Hz update rate)
  • Up to 3 serial ports for telemetry, GPS, RC receiver, etc.
  • External I2C port, can e.g. be used with an external HMC5883 compass
  • Micro USB port for configuration via PC

The Brain will be available soon! You can sign-up here to get notified or watch this thread for updates! Below is a video of a test flight on a tricopter.

BrainFPV flight controller w/ Integrated OSD - Tricopter Test (2 min 54 sec)
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Looking good. Plus for being an open-source OSD.
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Update: The Brain is now available, you can get it here: http://www.brainfpv.com/products/
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I'm really looking forward to seeing some reports from people about this FC. I hope it's a solid open-source competitor to the Vector.
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I'd be interested but does not seem available yet. Is there an estimated date?
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I'd be interested but does not seem available yet. Is there an estimated date?
It has been on sale since a few days, you can get it here
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It has been on sale since a few days, you can get it here
Ahh, thanks! I should have looked closer.

BTW, that hardware setup drawing is one of the best I've seen. Most products in this arena seem to come without directions or are written assuming the user has a phd in physics! Nice job.
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