On Sparky2 I added some buffered outputs. Originally I was thinking about using these for directly controlling LEDs (e.g. https://vimeo.com/105504442
), but recently have been using them to control brushed motors for micro quads. I'd been meaning to do this for a while but OsoGrande finally motivated me to get off my butt.
I'm really enjoying them.
It's directly controlled via the RFM22b radio so no receiver is even needed. I'm using a module in the back of my 9x (also from OsoGrande, thanks man!)
These things are also really fun because with them weighing so little they can barely do any damage (although you should always fly responsibly). I lost control the other day doing a flip and hit my chest and all it did was make me laugh:
Anyway, I'm enjoying this enough I wanted to avoid the hassle of all the wiring things up so made this frame with a Sparky2 built in:
I also made another variant of TauLink that is designed to fit into a JR socket (and should allow sending information back into a Taranis). It has a bluetooth module to provide a nice little relay to the transmitter: