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Apr 27, 2011, 06:14 PM
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nice little board.
It seems he is using a small pic cpu, i know them the atmega can give more current, so if he drives the buzzer directly from the cpu the current itself isnt the problem, it seems.
We should get away without such a board, cause the mega has enough ins and outs, but we will need some driving capabilties for the LED´s (darlington, or he seems to use a fet if i am right).
The meassurement can be done by the mega itself, also generating those blinking is no problem if someone will write code for it.
Its maybe not easily to compare, cause the little pic is a standalone for the task and he will work with lower voltages (especially in lower clock settings) and may can handle better little spikes.
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Apr 28, 2011, 04:58 AM
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My Flyduino Mega boards came today!

Thx Paul for the fast delivery!

All items were professionally packed (the box was a bit overdozed though).
Pins for the ISP and FTDI are already on it so it's really easy to connect and upload the firmware.

Tried several MultiWii versions and they worked like a charm.

Well done, Päule!
Apr 28, 2011, 06:42 AM
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Flyduino received

Happy because I got it fast.

Not so happy about the packaging, would gladly pay a little more for a little box like the ones sparkfun uses.

Or non soldered headers, I think I could handle the job since one have to solder some anyway.

I'll straighten them up and test to see if all connections are good to go, anyway padded envelopes and soldered headers never a good idea...
Apr 28, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I see it is pre-order, when will it be in stock?
Apr 28, 2011, 10:31 AM
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@ Blackmoon, this shouldt happen, of course.
Will change the pakaging, of course.
Please report if you have any damages, but at least i can say my alpha looked even worse after some hard crashes (on stone) and is still working perfectly.
But if there are problems caused by my pakaging, report we find a solution.

@Kinderkram, puh at least some good news too.

And there are still some Flyduinos left.
Can be ordered here.
Apr 28, 2011, 10:42 AM
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No sweat Paul, I wasn't in my best mood this morning

Will report back, if any damage, could have been worst.
Apr 28, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Yes i have still the hope the problem is solved easily.
But Guys, report problems to me, i will care, it seems i have to learn.
Apr 28, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Hallo Beisammen

mein Umschlag ist Heute auch angekommen.
Bei mir sieht das Board auch aus wie bei blackmoon
wie wenn sich der Postbote draufgesetzt hätte

Danke nochmals für die schnelle Lieferung und die ganze Mühe!!
Apr 28, 2011, 03:02 PM
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My Flyduino arrived yesterday, thx Paul for the superfast delivery!

But, some of the pre-soldered pin headers were bent and pierced through the envelope, you should really work on packaging

Maybe a little piece of i.E. Foam or even Depron would help...

I am not at home until weekend, so i can not test the Flyduino, but i don't expect any further damage, the pin headers can surely be straightened out

Now i've got to wait for the ffimu from jussi, today i got the shipping notification ))

Cheers peter
Apr 28, 2011, 03:41 PM
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yes of course, i allready bought some styropur/depron to press the pins in that before paking.
I have learned my lesson, will order some little boxes now.
Apr 28, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Goofy23
yes of course, i allready bought some styropur/depron to press the pins in that before paking.
I have learned my lesson, will order some little boxes now.
Maybe it will be easier if you do not solder the pins headers... ?
Apr 28, 2011, 04:30 PM
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thought that too, but its the absolute minimum for testing it with ftdi and burning a bootloader on it by ISP.

For all who want to use the 5V from the ESC (especially to Norf and Warthox, who wanted this feature).

Here is JPEG, make a brigde here and dont use your lipo on the VIN pin then.
Last edited by Goofy23; Apr 28, 2011 at 04:37 PM.
Apr 28, 2011, 05:26 PM
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Get my Flyduinos today too

Here is the first one in

It´s called FlyduSpider and will be available in future maybe if all works fine.
Tomorrow I will post some Video.

Apr 28, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Well done Norf, well done, the fastet builder on the copter planet.

And also.
Here is a impressive video from Warthox (i think i am allowed to post it)
Its show the Flyduino+FFIMU in windy conditions
mwc mini hexa - flyduino + ff imu+ wind (2 min 43 sec)
Apr 28, 2011, 09:35 PM
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maybe i have missed it in this thread, but just to verify, is the power board for add-ons or motors/escs? if for motors/esc, can i ask what weight Cu you used?


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