Monday, 20 August 2012

Aeroquad Shield Construction (v2.0.7 Shield)

This will be a simple guide for the construction of the Aeroquad v2.0.7 Shield, which will act as the interface between the sensors (Gyroscope ITG-3200Accelerometer BMA180, Barometric pressure sensor BMP085, Triple axis Magnetometer HMC5883L and a Logic Level converter) and the Arduino Mega Micro controller.

The v2.0.7 comes with standard header and stacker pins for direct a direct shacking connection between itself and the Shield. You will need a small (18Watt) soldering iron
and some solder to make the connections.

Quadrotor Parts!

I know its a slight deviation from my Obama story but i thought I'd share a bit of exciting news!

My friends father is coming back from the States in the next few days which means that the circuit boards necessary to build my own Quadrotor will sooooooon be in my possession! I can't friggen wait!!!

All the parts had to be bought from a store in the States but the reason i opted to have my transported over rather than just buy directly is simply because i don't want to be raped viciously by Customs and pay extra on stuff I've already spent good money on!

So the parts that i hope will arrive are:  
  • Aeroquad Shield v2.0
  • ITG 3200 Gyros
  • BMA 180 Accelerometers
  • HMC 5843 Magnetometers
  • BMP 085 Barometer
  • Logic Level Converter Board

Here's a simple Amazon Shopping list for some parts if you wish to keep up with my project!

The rest of the part can be bought directly from Sparkfun or most other Electronic hardware stores!