EasyTimer

This board provides two programmable timer-based pyro channels with tilt limits. It is the same size and shape with the same connector layout as our EasyMini flight computer.

The IMU used is the same as on TeleMega and EasyMega, allowing acceleration based launch detection, and gyro-based tilt limiting. This means it's possible to configure a pyro event for some amount of time after launch, or after motor burnout, etc, with the possibility of locking out each event if the rocket is tilted too far away from vertical.

For projects that require staging or air starts, EasyTimer is a low-cost alternative to use of our more expensive products, while retaining the safety aspects of tilt-limiting.

EasyTimer firmware and associated configuration software is part of the AltOS suite.

Photos of the first production unit:

EasyTimer v1 is available for sale now at Bdale's web store and from Altus Metrum distributors.

Features

User View

  • Two programmable flight state event and timer-based pyro channels with tilt limits
  • USB for configuration
  • Designed for use with batteries from 3.7 to 12 volts
  • 1.5 x 0.8 inch board

Artifacts

This board was designed using lepton-eda and pcb-rnd.

The hardware design files are available from git.gag.com in the project hw/easytimer.