Assembly: Control Module

Before you begin Assembly of the control module of your OpenFC system, make sure you have:

  • All the necessary components
  • Soldering iron
  • Mini drill (with bit 2, 8mm)
  • Allen Key n ° 2
  • Set of precision screwdrivers
  • Glue gun

Assembly of control module in 5 steps:

Step 1

Preparation of the case: three holes must be drilled in order to place the connectors sockets. The USB port of the Arduino Uno, placed across of the box, requires a rectangular opening of 11mm heigh and 12mm...

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Step 2

Welding the connectors: start by cutting the ends of two cable jumpers, strip them and solder them to each female DC connector terminals. Repeat the same operation, this time with four...

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Step 3

Assembly of the connectors and the Arduino: screw the spacers on the Arduino with the M3 screws, then tighten the Arduino on the box with the holes made in step 1. Screw the female DC connector on the box, then...

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Step 4

Connections: Connect the motor driver on the breadboard and then follow this wiring diagram...

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Step 5

The adapter Assembly: last step, and the easiest one, screw the adaptor for standard 15mm tubes under the case with the 1/4" screw . Close the lid: it's over!

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Final result

Now that the control unit is complete, it is time to test the whole system...

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