BirdCANdy CAN Expander

Universal CAN bus node

Open Source

Fully Open Source Hardware for non-commercial use. More info can be found on our Github.

Runs Your favorite firmware

Our board is compatible with UAVCAN/DroneCAN enabled flightstacks like Ardupilot and PX4. It can also work with other autopilots like Vertonte from Embention with a custom firmware.

Flexible

BirdCANdy comes in a form of castelated module which you can solder to your custom UAV motherboard. Thanks to the JST-GH connectors it’s also natively compatible with the Cube autopilot.

Do It Yourself

You can build this device yourself by sending the production files to your prefered PCB house or modify the project to suit your specific needs.

Technical Specification

Hardware

Dimensions

17.8 x 26.3mm

GPIO count

13

Peripherals

CAN (with PHY), I2C, SPI, SWD, Timers, LED

Additional features

jumper-selectable CAN termination and GPIO output voltage level

Connectors

JST-GH (The Cube compatible)

Firmware

Open-Source

“AP_Periph” for Ardupilot and PX4 compatibility

Closed-Source

proprietary firmware for Veronte and other autopilots

DIY

Your own custom firmware