Erle Brains – Open Source Linux Controller For Your Drones

By on December 18, 2015
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Spanish company Erle produces a full family of DIY drones and devices, like the most interesting controller board, Erle Brains 2.

Erle-Brain 2 is the second generation of Linux-based artificial robotic brain for making robots and drones with official support for the Robot Operating System (ROS) and access to the app store.

Processor 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, 1GB RAM, VideoCore IV 3D graphics core I/Os 4 USB ports, Full HDMI port, 10/100 Ethernet, Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite
Sensing Gravity sensor, gyroscope, digital compass, Pressure sensor and tempertature sensor, ADC for battery sensing Camera (optional): 5MP Fixed focus lens, 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video record
WiFi (optional): Upgrade your Brain creating a WiFi hotspot using 802.11 ac (even High Gain) dongle. BlueTooth (optional) Communicate to your Brain using BT and use game console remote control.

CHIP specs
Processor 1GHz Allwinner R8 Cortex A8 processor with Mali-400 graphics
RAM 512 MB of DDR3 RAM
Storage 4 GB Flash
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Size 40×60 mm (2.3×1.5 inches)
I/O 8 digital GPIOs, one PWM pin, SPI, TWI (I2C), UART, USB, CSI, Parallel LCD output, touchpanel input, stereo audio out, mono audio in, composite video out

More info, products and details on the official Erle page.

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