PhoneDrone Board for Android

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PhoneDrone board for Android allows you to connect any Android device (2.3.4 or higher) to the world of RC and UAVs. The board has 8 channels of RC in and out, with PWM-to-PPM conversion and multiplexing between RC and Android control. Just plug the Android's phone USB connector into the board and you have two-way communications with RC gear and any other board, such as APM.

 Easily switch between RC control and Android control or mix the two. An example would be "fly/drive by wire". Steer your vehicle via RC, but an Android phone does the actual control using its onboard IMU. On a car, that would allow every turn to be a high-speed controlled drift.

With a UAV, an Android phone could perform high-level image processing and object tracking, sending mission commands to an autopilot board such as APM. You might also want to use the phone's long-distance wireless instead of an Xbee for two-way telemetry.

 This can either replace APM if you've got equivalent code running on Android, or compliment it with the Android device doing image processing or long-distance wireless comms.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 8 Input&output PWMs
  • Native USB host master (MAX3421)
  • Native USB slave (Atmega32-au)
  • Arduino Compatible
  • Atmega2560 as main controller
  • Atmega32-u2 as FTDI substitute and PPM encoder
  • Three spare serial ports to communicate with other boards (including APM)
  • Build-in 5V-2A switched power regulator (input range 6V - 36V)
  • Build-in 3.3V LDO power regulator 
  • Android TM compatible 
  • All Atmega2560 pins exposed.
  • High quality PCB is ROHS/lead free, Gold immersed. 
  • Dimensions: 4" x 1.6"