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Carlos Rubiano
Carlos Rubiano • Dec 16, 2016

Help with altimeter build

Hello CEans!

I am working on making an altimeter with real time monitoring for an RC plane that goes up 150 feet.

As for my background, I have not done much with electronics but I do know a decent amount of programming.

I was looking at this BMP180 Barometric Pressure/Temperature/Altitude Sensor- 5V ready ID: 1603 - $9.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits but I am not entirely confident on what other parts I require in order to make everything work properly and then integrating it together. I imagine I also need some type of radio and some type of IDE for arduino programming? Also I believe I need a microcontroller with I2C?

I plan on using this to control my plane's motors: CopterControl / CC3D / Atom Hardware Setup — LibrePilot/OpenPilot Wiki 0.1.4 documentation, which has I2C so would that work?

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