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ArduPilot Mega 2.0 Released!

This is big enough news for me to write post about it. The release of ArduPilot Mega 2.0 is big step forward in the DIY Drones community and pushes the limits on the Arduino platform.  The capabilities of the new board should bring a slew of new capabilities with future releases of the ArduPilot code.  The new board should satisfy a lot of the requests from the DIY community.  Congrats to the ArduPilot development team!

Here are some of the new features of the board:

  • The board comes with 3 processors, freeing up the Arduino 2560 processor for running the code.
  • The board now includes the Invensense 6DoF MPU-6000 IMU.
  • 8 PWM Outputs – Octocopters rejoice!
  • An upgraded barometer with a resolution of 10cm
  • A magnetometer is now standard issue.
  • A daughter board that mounts to the top of the ArduPilot Mega 2.0.  It contains a SD card reader for data logging and a GPS antenna and magnetometer.

The new board comes already soldered and is cheaper than 1.0 costing $199 for the main board,  the daughter board and all the sensors.

For more information see Jordi’s blog post: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/apm-2-0-release

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4 Responses to “ArduPilot Mega 2.0 Released!”

  1. sammy says:

    Hi Scout UAV team or RC expect people. I need all your help please. I am very new to this quadcopter. and I am very intesting to this after saw a quadcopter, I want to build one mini quadcopter like 4 x 4 inch motor to motor. all I need is to know what a compled part to get this mini quadcopter fly. I can buid a mini frame and buy a mini motor and ECS, battery. or I do not know what to buy this or control broad?? I already have a spetrum DX5 + receiver. So if I buy one ArduPilot main board what else I need to get to a completed done?? please list the part I need to get. thank you for your time here is my email you can reply samphu0606@yahoo.com. Thank you for help

  2. Gary McCray says:

    Great to see the new APM 2.0 I have the original and it is a fantastic board.
    The new one is smaller, faster, cheaper and has new and better features.
    The whole ArduPilot, ArduCopter community is a really great service to us all.
    I have a friend who is quite happy with his Gaui 500X but I like your Scout and of course APM and am considering seriously pursuing a quad following your lead.

    • Russell says:

      The ArduPilot/Arducopter community really have taken the lead on innovation when it come to UAV’s. If you do use this for building your on quad, please let me know how useful you find the site.

  3. fareda says:

    can i ask you about the data sheet of ArduPilot Mega 2.0

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