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AN177 - Kixrazor – Sparkfun’s 9DOF Razor with Bascom Basic Coded DCM (ala Mahoney/Premerlani style)

Kixrazor is a pretty cool Electronic Flight Information System as called by Natalius Kiedro its creator. Very nice write up is available at http://www.mcselec.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&a.... The hardware uses a GPS feeding into a Sparkfun 9DOF "Razor" board whose output is used by the AR7212 autopilot which finally sends telemetry (NEMA and AHRS) out to a 433Mhz Modem (UM96) for the ground station. AN177 can be downloaded at http://www.mcselec.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_dow.... It includes a very readable interpretation and description of the "DCM" method of gryo drift stabilization and fully commented BASCOM code. Interestingly enough, BASCOM appears to support ATXMEGA128A1 according to MCS Electronics Help/Reference File for Version1.11.9.9
XmegaPilot may be programmed as an XmegaDuino OR BASCOM processor with a change in the bootloader.

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