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S-QUAD – Electrics

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Diagram of the electrical connections on the S-QUAD multirotor RC model. S-QUADA sketch has been created using Fritzing (available soon). The following electronics components have been designed from scratch and can be downloaded from GitHub:

Please be aware these are alpha version likely to contain errors. To buy the components go to HobbyKing.

Fritzing is a really nice tool to present your electrical projects in a simple and effective way. But using components outside of the standard libraries can be time consuming at first as they need to be created.

Create with Fritzing

Among the different types of  visualisation that Fritzing contains the first and most popular is the “breadboard” view. When a new part is created the graphic details for all the views must be provided but with respect to the breadboard layout the steps to create a new part can be resumed in

  • create a vector image of your board (SVG file) using an external program (Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape)
  • import the image
  • create the connectors
  • assign each connections to a shape in the imported graphics (this shape will accept wires once used in a sketch)

When designing new component try to follow the graphic standards detailed on the project website

The only exception, if you decide to start from scratch DO NOT USE THE BREADBOARD TEMPLATE provided which is out of scale (see this old thread). The breadboard pattern doesn’t follow the 0.1″ grid  as one would expect.

Refer to one of the many tutorials available to learn more about the process of creating a new part (with the above exception about the breadboard template)



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