PCB breakout boards for SMD components

Some links to design files (and buying options) for SMD devices prototype boards.


http://www.mikrocontroller.net/articles/SMD_2_Steckbrett_Adapter
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/495
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1904
http://futurlec.com/SMD_Adapters.shtml
http://www.proto-advantage.com/store/index.php
http://www.imajeenyus.com/electronics/20110805_smd_adapter_boards/index.shtml

Quadcopter 3D printed gimble with brushless motors

Something i have seen over the past week is the 3D printed brushless gimble.

Those over at Hackaday and had 2 posts about this today and yesterday, aswell as discussion on Reprap forum, but it is a very interesting idea.

http://hackaday.com/2013/06/17/brushless-motor-camera-gimbal/


http://hackaday.com/2013/06/18/brushless-gimbal-3d-printed-and-bolted-to-quadcopter/

I own a quadcopter, although my flying times are small, i have had it in the air with my HTC desire S strapped to it to get some rather shakey camera footage.

 

Im thinking, i ahve accelerometers, spare brushless motors, spare brushless controllers and a quadcopter, not to mention FPV equipment! oh and 3d Printer…

Im thinking this is worth while to build one of these!

 

Should also make this… http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:76369

 

Additional:

Gimbal controller

After further investigations i have found the controller is a board from Flyduino and costs $110, so i think i may have to wait for costs to decrease first!

http://flyduino.net/Alex-Mos-Brushless-Gimbal-BLG

Antweight robot design V3

Hi all, just thought i would show you the latest in design of my Ant, name to be decieded, but will be a goodan, i have some possibilities, just need to check if there not taken!

This is a mock up design in solidworks, but i also have it printed and fited.

 

I have a controller design ready and now i have the design as i like i can start to design the PCB and get aluminium for the chasis walls :)

 

Let me know what you think

 

Natantv3