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MWC Board matt black v3 for Pro Micro (with MPU6050)

Started by teslahed, Wednesday,August 01, 2012, 20:14:06

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As the Paris board has been my most successful flight controller so far after the 32 bit Kcopter  board i bought melted down i decided to get another arduino based one to replace that. In the end i picked this one because it looks nice and simple and because warthox flies it so it must be good (yes I'll admit to being that shallow :embarrassed).

I've put it in the flyduino frame so at the moment it just has an MPU6050 chip with the accelerators and gyroscopes. I've got other quadcopters for GPS and stuff so I'll try to keep this one fairly minimal.

In theory it might perform better than the previous PARIS board as it has the newer arduino Pro Micro (rather than Mini), according to flyduino;

QuoteThe Promicro is based on the 32AU CPU, which have a better PWM output then the common 328 CPU.

- higher P values now easily achievable with HPWM form 32AU, especially with SimonK rapid  ESC

which sounds promising but i have no idea how large the effect really is.


It's not PID tuned yet but i have managed the first ever short testflight;

One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


I wasnt aware of the pro micro although I had seen it in the sketches, I kind of just ignoreded it as I was in edit mode  :rolleyes: that looks like a nice setup and built in usb to, I have to say the little mpu6050 break out boards are awesome since i fitted one to my paris v3 it has transformed it, compared to the old wii motion plus and nun chuck it feels so much more locked in and accurate, I would recommend this type of setup for a simple but stable platform to anyone  :goodpost:


Wednesday,August 01, 2012, 20:56:40 #2 Last Edit: Wednesday,August 01, 2012, 21:09:50 by teslahed
at just <£10 the MPU6050 is a cheap and easy upgrade for any board that will take it.

The Micro has built in USB and a free serial port. I am not sure if that supports GPS or not but I'm pretty sure i can have both USB and bluetooth connections permanently in place if i so choose.

Strangely, even though i didn't order one, they also sent me the previous version (v2) of the board for the standard Arduino Mini. Maybe they had loads of the olds ones spare and it was a free gift - or maybe they made a mistake? I don't have the bits to use it with but as it's the same size as the one for the Micro I've stuck it on top in the stack to use it as a protective cover. Seems a bit of a waste but it looks ok.

One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.



I haven't counted the pins but i do have this diagram that might give you a better idea what you are looking at;

One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


it looks like they have the same amount of pins but slightly different numbering, if the new pro micro has a spare serial port i would imagine its for gps use, as the multi wii code as far as I know will only out put telemetry data through serial port 0 the ftdi port, so you might not be able to connect the blue tooth but should be fine with gps,
I have seen posts over on the multi wii forum where people have tried to connect different wireless devices to some of the other ports serial 1 2 and 3 and it just doesn't work, I'm not a coder so don't know why but I would think the code is set to just out put this data to serial 0   


I cant tell from the pictures does that board have the pin outs for a serial port, It looks like a well made heavy duty board  ~~


Quote from: MadMax on Thursday,August 02, 2012, 15:26:47
I cant tell from the pictures does that board have the pin outs for a serial port, It looks like a well made heavy duty board  ~~

It doesn't have any pin outs for the serial port so I'll be soldering directly to the Arduino if i want to access those i suppose.

It is a very minimal heavy duty board as you say - more for stunt flying than for GPS with all the trimmings i think.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.