ArduPilot Mega IMU Shield V1
This is the new ArduPilotMega IMU Shield! This board features a
large array of sensors needed for UAV and Robotics applications,
including three axis angular rotation and accelerations sensors,
absolute pressure and temperature sensor, 16MBits data logger chip
and more! It's designed to fit on top (or bottom) of the ArduPilot
Mega board, creating a total autopilot solution when a GPS module
ArduPilot is a fully programmable autopilot that requires a GPS
module and IMU sensors to create a functioning Unmanned Aerial
Vehicle (UAV). The autopilot handles both stabilization and
navigation, eliminating the need for a separate stabilization
system. It also supports a "fly-by-wire" mode that can stabilize an
aircraft when flying manually under RC control, making it easier
and safer to fly. The hardware and software are all open source.
The board comes with all the surface-mount parts already soldered,
but requires the user to solder on connectors. Firmware is already
loaded, but the autopilot software must be downloaded and loaded
onto the board by the user. It can be programmed with the Arduino
APM can be used for either airplanes or rotary wing aircraft,
including quadcopters and other multicopters and traditional
helicopters. The autopilot hardware is the same, and you can load
whichever firmware is appropriate for the aircraft you've got via
the free Mission Planner. (You may choose to add other sensors to
improve performance for specific airframes, such as an airspeed
sensor for airplanes or a magnetometer for mulitcopters). All
details and instructions can be found at each project's .
1,Dual 3.3V Regulator!!! (One dedicated for analog sensors!).
2,Relay switch for cameras, lights or payloads.
3,12-bit ADC for better Gyro/Accel/AirSpeed resolution.
4,Built-in 16MB Data Logger (The Black Box).
5,Piano DIP switch for servo reverse or user customizable.
6,Built-in FTDI, making the board native USB.
7,Dedicated Modem/OSD port.
8,I2C Port with incoming "Daisy Chain board" allowing you to build
9,Two user-programmable buttons (one momentary, the other slide).
10,10-Bit analog expansion ports.
12,Optional "Through Hole" voltage dividers (Easy to solder).
13,Tons of Status LEDs.
14,New vibration resistance Invensense Gyros (Triple Axis).
15,Analog Devices ADX330 Accelerometer.
16,Airspeed sensor port (optional, sold separately).
17,Absolute Bosch pressure sensor and temp for accurate altitude.
This item can be used with ArduPilot Mega ATMega2560 V1 together as below :