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MiniQuadCopter

  • open 3D frame
  • open hardware flight computer with pluggable parts
  • open source flight firmware

(inspired by the Estes Proto X and the CrazyFlie)

Features:

  • basic quadcopter flight
  • telemetry
  • ground commands
  • autonomous operation

Parts

Total: $5 3d frame + $20 plug FC + $14×4 motors+esc + $2 6050 + $2 ESP8266 + $5 5v reg = $90

PlugCopter Flight Computer Motherboard

An OSHPark pcboard using through-hole tech to be heart of the copter.

  • 2“x1” OshPark PCBoard $3
  • Teensy-LC $11
  • 3.3v reg $2
  • LEDs $2

Power lines

  • Lipo
  • Batt charger
  • Power regulator
  • Teensy LC
  • ESP8266
  • MPU 6050
  • Speed controller(x4)
  • Sonar

Data

  • Teensy - MPU6050 = I2C
  • Teensy - ESP8266 = Serial
  • Teensy - ESC = AnalogOut
  • Teensy - Sonar = AnalogIn

Circuit layout app: KiCad

Board: https://github.com/donpdonp/protoh

Mockup: http://i.donp.org/i1zz.jpg

Kit parts

  • Teensy LC primary processor ($11) PJRC
  • LD1117V33 Low Drop Out Regulator by ST, 3.3V, TO-220
  • LEDs x 4

Names

  • ProtoH
  • PlugCopter (2015 Apr)
  • SocketCopter
plugcopter.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/25 11:25 (external edit)