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Low cost Paparazzi hardware direct from Australia. Now with an export license for 33 countries (including Europe and North America). That means we usually ship immediately, no more permiting delay.
- Tiny and TWOG autopilots.
- Complete Kits (Tiny or TWOG based).
- PPM Encoders and IR Sensors from the Paparazzi project.
- A couple of modem options.
- Inexpensive uBlox LEA-5H GPS units.
- PCBs (coming soon)
Due to an unexpected change in my "real" job, I will regrettably be returning to the United States in the near future. As such, I will be closing my webshop for good. It has been a pleasure getting to know so many paparazzi users and an honor to supply hardware to you. Thanks for all the help and support I have received.
I apologize for the short notice. But I will be taking orders until Friday 24 September, so anybody wishing to purchase paparazzi equipment from my store will be able to do so until that time.
Thankfully somebody has offered to step up and take my place. I have been working with Chris and AeroFu (aerofu.com) and he has agreed to continue providing paparazzi hardware and to selling out the remainder of my inventory. I am confident he will continue to provide a high level of service and support for those looking to get into the hobby and into the paparazzi project.
Again, thanks to all and happy flying!
My Current Offerings:
- Tiny and TWOG customizable kits
- Tiny 2.11, TWOG, PPM Decoders and more
- Horizontal IR sensor
- Vertical IR sensor
- DIY components
- Cables and adapters
- Much more!
Credit card processing on my website is approved and installed! It is now my preferred form of payment. I also will accept other most other common forms of payment. E-mail me email@example.com to arrange other forms of payment.
Trying to answer some common questions, I strive to make everything as "plug and play" as possible for you. So of course that means the bootloader and GPS have been preprogrammed. The PPM encoder is also preprogrammed and ready to go with the latest bootloader and firmware. Kits come with all the cables necessary. If you have any other suggestions, I would love to hear them. Please email me and let me know.
Joby Robotics is a young company which aims at delivering cutting edge and affordable solutions for hobby, research and industrial robotics.
Joby Robotics products are geared toward open standards and are, in particular, compatible with the Paparazzi free autopilot code base
Fast PCB Prototypes www.olimex.com/pcb
PPZUAV Bundles will not be available during August and September.
Apologies but only the bundles will be unavailable during this time to give me a summer break. The web shop will be open and shipping autopilots and accessories. You will just need to buy the pre-made pre-crimped wiring from online to complete your own wiring.
- Booz IMU <--need an IMU for that autopilot?
- Booz GPS <--need GPS for that Booz?
- Paparazzi Autopilots <--Hurry only a couple TWOG left
- PPM Decoder Board <--NEW item. Chris has made a perfect PPM encoder!!!
Confused what to buy? Just give us an email and we will help you decide (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We make it simple. Each autopilot is professionally assembled in a large factory by automated pick and place and reflow to ISO9000 standards. To be sure yours will work we open every one and test before shipping. If it fails we don't sell it.
- Power it with a current limited power supply to verify voltages and current draw
- Load the usb bootloader so it can be programmed via USB
- Configure the GPS module for Paparazzi
- Load a sample aircraft program and verify the program runs correctly.
- Verify the programmed LEDs flash correctly
- Then acquires a 3D fix in Paparazzi GCS using a direct serial uplink from the autopilot to the GCS
Please eMail with any questions or special requests before you place your orders. We return emails as quickly as possible. If it's an easy question within hours. More complex or longer explanation requests may take some time to read then write your answer so be patient.
Sparkfun is a great source of miscellaneous electronics like:
- Pressure sensors
- Ultrasonic distance sensors
- Temperature/humidity sensors
- USB to Serial converters