One Step Closer
IMU finally arrived a couple of days ago. I didn’t have a lot of time to work with it, but I have successfully soldered the connectors on, wired everything up and ran a simple test reading the sensors over the serial bus. Everything appears to be working fine.
I now have the minimum set of hardware that, in theory, should be able to fly.
The frame still bothers me a little: the wires are everywhere and there is no good way to make it look neat. Or maybe I’m just not good at making it look neat. But it’s not horrible. If I can get this thing to fly, I can look into getting a better frame or figure out a way to 3D-print some custom parts to allow for better aesthetics.
The next step is to write the code that talks to IMU and incorporate sensor readings into my flight control loop. Once this is done, I can start testing some basic stabilization and tune the PID constants.