Category Archives: tinyPEPPER

Cutting solder paste stencils with the silhouette plotter — gerber2graphtec modification for tiny structures

Some weeks ago I wrote about using a silhouette portrait craft plotter for cutting solder paste stencils. The described process uses the collection of the  gerber2graphtec python scripts to process the fabrication data from kicad and send the cutting instructions to the plotter. The solder paste stencils I did cut for the VESC came out… Read More »

How to build a 2S pepperFIISH pocket rocket — Shopping list & Recommendations

Recently I have been asked for my recommendation for a super lightweight pocket rocket. At the time of writing there are no stock lightweight RTF 2S copters I can recommend. You will have to assemble it on your own, luckily you can buy all the needed parts, there is no need to assemble circuit boards… Read More »

tinyPEPPER2 4in1 ESC — Are you ready for 2S on a sub 40g quadcopter?

I am happy to announce that the next generation tinyPEPPER 4in1 ESC will be available shortly. The folks at Furious FPV are manufacturing and are going to sell the 2S version of my tinyPEPPER design soon, see their product page: FPV-0252 Fishpepper 4in1 ESC. You might be yelling what has happened to the open hardware… Read More »

tinyFISH FC & tinyPEPPER ESC — Where to buy?!

It has been a long time without new posts. I was fully occupied with our move. Most of my quadcopter equipment is still packed in boxes and I traded my soldering iron with a brush and I am still busy painting walls. At least my desk is partially finished and I can start to work… Read More »

tinyPEPPER ESC – initial BLHeli_S flashing tutorial using the efm8 bootloader

When you buy a BLHeli_S ESCs, the factory has pre-programmed those with the BLHeli_S firmware for you. This firmware comes in two parts, the BLHeli_S bootloader and the main firmware. The bootloader is the code that allows you to upload the latest BLHeli_S firmware using the blheli suite or -configurator. When you build your own… Read More »