To make a start with Drone the most affordable, the following reference hardware was selected for this book:
- 2× STM32F103C8T6 development boards (Blue Pills)
- CH340G USB-TTL converter
- Female-to-female jumper wires
- 2× Angled 40-pins 2.54 mm header - Blue Pills already come with straight pin headers
Usually Blue Pills come with not soldered pin-headers, except the SWD header. If you don't want to solder, you can twist the wires like this:
Please be aware that the above method can lead to signal integrity issues or shorts. Therefore proper soldering is recommended. Here are the Blue Pills soldered with the angled pin-headers:
In the next chapter we will show how to convert one of the Blue Pills to a Black Magic Proble.