Welcome to Experimental Avionics.
Why build DIY avionics?
- to save money on non-mission critical components of your aircraft
- to build backup and primary instruments
- to learn about avionics
- to have fun
Philosophy of these projects
The main focus of the project’s design is to make them easily repeatable. All of the projects are built of pre-assembled components, so you only need some basic soldering skills to put it together.
All of the projects build of components are widely available from ebay or from your local DIY electronics store.
There is a large community of people in the world experimenting in robotics. They all use the same components and support each other in creating reliable and efficient designs.
- Easy to build and modify
All of the projects are designed in a way that makes them easy to be replicated with basic tools, a computer, a soldering iron and a $10 multimeter.
All projects at this stage are based on Arduino IDE.
Why Arduino? – Because it is a simple platform, very easy to learn and there is a huge community to source support and wisdom from.
Why not Raspberry Pi? – It is a bit complex for the goals we are trying to achieve here. It is 4-5 times more expensive than Arduino Mega.
Your comments, opinions and contributions will be highly appreciated.
Feel free to contact me on oleg@ExperimentalAvionics.com
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