Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills"- Author unknown
lol already ordered the traxxas qr-1 a few weeks ago hasn't been released but im looking for something bigger somewhat like the links i posted earlier and the mqx is very breakable
I've gotten the UDI U816. It's got the MPU6050 (the same as Baloo is using) and a 24-pin µC. It seems to mimic exactly what every other of those clones do, auto flips (that works good) on a button on the transmitter and 4 brushed motors. Fun to fly from a beer glass.
Indeed it has 32 pins, my arithmetic skills have failed me again. The board in question measures 25x25mm, half the side of the Baloo or one 4th the surface area.
The question is why they have done such a good but ugly job removing the laser printings on the plastic package of the microcontroller but did not bother for the MPU6050 which can be clearly read. And what RF receiver/transmitter chip they're using (Yes! It's even got telemetry, even if it's just for acknowledging initialization of the sensor calibration).
EDIT: Strange thing is that my board has 4 white (jst?) sockets while the spare board you found has 5.
Would you as I suspect it is an Atmega328? In that case, why even bother blurring the printing?
Last edited by Honk; 11-28-2012 at 12:26 AM.
Could be an Atmel, where are the power and I2C lines connected at the CPU ?
Yes, I guess I could find out quite confidently by just tracing it and compare pinning. Will do on a rainy night!
EDIT: It just appeared to me why it would be interesting! If it's an Atmega328 we'd be able to buy a dirt cheap micro quad and use our own code on it. Granted someone figure out how the micro 2.4GHz onboard receiver works and that they have not bricked it by messing with the lock fuses (I think there's a fuse you can set to brick it forever in contrast to the fuses you have to unlock with high voltage programming)
Last edited by Honk; 12-02-2012 at 10:51 PM.