Radio Controlled flying is not just a hobby for me - it's almost like a religion! No, I don't worship my airplanes, or any other "false idols", but I have sacrificed a few nice planes to the evil god Terra Firma!
It has become clear that many of you guys are wanting to get into multi-rotor flying, but do not want to go the 'hand-wired' route that we have shared with you in the QSC TriCopter build series. I can totally understand this and don't like that literal "bird's nest" of wires in my projects either!
Our board is a bit different from what other people are supplying in that it has the provisions for ANY Gyro and Accelerometer combination that is currently supported by the MultiWii software. In addition to that flexibility, we also have featured provisions for mounting voltage monitoring for your supply battery as well as mounting the necessary regulator required should you decide to use a non-Wii Gyro or Accelerometer.
Please note that ExpressPCB will require you to order a minimum of three boards for your order. If you do not have the need for three boards (and don't have a couple of friends to go in with you), we hope to help you guys by coordinating group orders so that you will only need to buy what you need.
We share this information freely with you guys. All we ask for in return is that if you make changes to the files to make this thing better, then please share those files with us so that we can share your improvements with the rest of our listeners! :)
You can find the shopping list for everything you need to populate this board in this file package (both the Pro-Mini version and the ATmega 328-based version).
In the pics below you can see a shot of the board's schematic so you can get an idea of all of the hard work we've put into this to make it a truly flexible/universal experimenter's platform. There are also a couple of other pictures to show you what completed units will look like - one is showing the use of header pins so you can plug in the sensors thus facilitating easy removal and replacement so you can try out different sensor combinations, the other shows the sensor wires simply soldered in place in the holes we've called out for the appropriate sensors used.