In this update I do a lot of soldering work, to show you how assembly is done. The video is split into 2 parts. Part I is about the assembling that will be done before shipment, so backers won't have to do that part unless they want to. Part II will need to be done by backers, because motors aren't included in the package, and there is no way to solder them beforehand. Read the full update.
In this update I demonstrate how I modified the original flight controller and testing firmware from Joop Brooking, and shrank their sizes. Also, I explain how to adapt the code for flying the board as a mini-drone. The code and schematics in this video are available on the GitHub repository for this project. Read the full update.
In this video I explain the history and context of the YMFC Flight Controller and Mini Drone, and the problems it solves. I also talk about what I changed and didn't change, and why. Finally, I do a thorough walkthrough of the schematic of the board, to help you better understand it. Read the full update.
YMFC Flight Controller and Mini Drone boards are now available to purchase through the crowdfunding campaign! The board is simple, affordable, Arduino-programmable, open source and can be used as a mini drone unto itself or as a flight controller for a larger (F450 size) drone. Read the full update.