Maker Ravi Butani is the mastermind behind the scenes Raspberry Pico Drone project Leather wings US Recent report A few weeks ago. Using Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 SoC microcontroller, Butani created a custom platform for driving and controlling various drones, airplanes, etc.
Recently, Butani announced a new development update-PiWings V2, which is a finished flight controller PCB, plans to provide reservations for interested parties. The latest version also provides Wi-Fi via ESP-12F. Ravi Butani showed us the capabilities of the PiWings platform in an episode of our Raspberry Pi-themed podcast called Actor With live demonstration.
According to Butani, the PiWings V2 controller is fully programmable and suitable for various devices. It uses a 4 amp coreless motor driver, can support up to four servo systems, has an onboard 6-axis IMU module, and even has built-in Wi-Fi support. There are also options for external iBUS RX modules and I2C sensors.
usually, The best Raspberry Pi project Easy to access and easy to use. What excites us most about PiWings is its flexibility and user-friendly interface. It can be programmed via RP2040 SDK or Arduino IDE, so manufacturers can use what they are most familiar with. It can also be controlled via a smartphone. An Android application is already in production, but an iOS application is about to be developed.
The board is designed to use a complete Pico module, not just the RP2040 chip. The Pico surface is mounted on the PiWings V2 flight controller, so no connectors are required during construction. We contacted Ravi Butani and confirmed that the PCB will arrive soon, and reservations should begin within a few weeks. Follow Ravi Butani Twitter More detailed information and updates on this exciting Pico powered drone controller.