In order to assemble the control module for its own system OpenFC, it is necessary to have the components listed below. Unlike the drive module, it is easy to replace them with equivalent – including the stepper motor control card. It is also possible to add options to be able to use the system OpenFC with batteries, in real-time with a joystick or to drive two control modules. The list of components for the control module only details the elements necessary for the standard version: it will be soon complemented with the necessary elements for the options.
As for the training module, prices and suppliers are indicative. A limited number of suppliers was preferred to a lower price for some components to optimize the total cost of components AND shipping. Other combinations are probably possible and cheaper : do not hesitate to report it, the list will be updated.
Components for control module (total cost excluding postage: between 50 and €70 approximately):
|Components||Spec.||REF.||Qty.||Price (€)||Provider / link|
|Base RJ45 female (1)||Modular base||1303470-62||1||0.60||Conrad →|
|Capacitor 100uF||35V / 100uF||444642-62||1||0.20||Conrad →|
|Adjustable power supply (2)||Power supply 3-12V / 18W||512317-62||1||24.99||Conrad →|
|Case (3)||142x80x30mm (Uno)||1279641-62||1||5 (Uno)||Conrad →|
|Arduino||Uno or Nano (4)||—||1||between 3 and 10||eBay (Uno) → ebay (Nano) →|
|Controller card for step motor (5)||A4988||Stepper motor driver A4988||1||1.36||eBay →|
|Cables male-male||Jumpers for breadboard||Jumper Cable Male Breadboard Arduino||10||1.71 (65 pcs)||eBay →|
|Breadboard 170 pins (6)||—||Breadboard PCB 170 pins||1||1.31||eBay →|
|Adapters for 15mm rods (7)||Double or single Mount for 15mm rod||Mount bracket rail block / Rod clamp holder||1||between 3 and 16||eBay (simple) → eBay (double) →|
|Female DC connector||Connector for case||5.5/2.1mm female connector||1||1.85||eBay →|
|Screw 1/4 '' (6.35mm)||—||1/4 '' screw quick release trigger||1||1.59||eBay →|
|RJ45 cable (8)||Male/male||CAT6 UTP RJ45 Ethernet Cable||1m||1.35||eBay →|
|Spacers, male/female, with screws||M3, 6mm high||—||4||5.49 (180 pcs)||eBay →|
In addition to these components, there is also need for a mounting system for camera including an attachment for tripod and the standard 15 mm rods: these can be found on eBay or in camera stores from €20.