Getting airborne

Last week I got paid! And immediately blew a hundred quid on parts for the UAV project.

I’ve already got an airframe, speed controller, and a Turnigy 9x TX/RX pair. Unfortunately the Turnigy is bust (thanks, China!) so I needed a better solution. Rather than go crazy and buy an expensive RX/TX paid I decided I’d roll my own solution using some off the shelf parts. The core of this is a board from Adafruit which will drive 12 PWM or servo outputs from I2C, plus a Raspberry Pi SBC and an XMOS XC-1A development board. Continue reading Getting airborne