Over the last few months the ideas of drones and DIY aircraft has certainly become more popular in general conversation, and has inspired many people to make their own remote-control aircraft of various sorts. One example of this is a quadcopter creation by Romain Goussault. His version is interesting in that it has not been designed to be as small as possible, but instead quite large and easy to work with.
By using an Arduino Mega board Romain has plenty of I/O and interfacing potential for the required sensors, and has bundled the system with a large battery in a two-story device that could be called the "A380 of Quadcopters":
The project is still a work-in-progress, however it has reached flying stage. For more discussion and to review the design login to the Arduino forum. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
If you're looking for an Arduino Mega-compatible board with plenty of I/O and a microSD card socket, or if your projects outgrow the normal Arduino-compatible boards, running out of program and flash memory space, or you're stacking on Ethernet and microSD shields, or all at once - it's time to upgrade to the Freetronics EtherMega:
Quite simple the EtherMega is the fully-loaded Arduino-compatible board on the market today. Apart from being completely Arduino Mega2560-compatible, it includes full Ethernet interface, a microSD card socket, full USB interface, optional Power-over-Ethernet support and still has a circuit prototyping area with extra I2C interface pins. So if your project is breaking the limits, upgrade to the EtherMega today.