Altoids Diversity Controller

$5 diversity in a mint tin

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A diversity controller connects to your receiver, and gives you the ability to use two, when you could only use one. The diversity chooses the better signal, then uses that to "receive" whatever. Cheap ones cost around $50, but RcModelReviews builds one for $1.29. Not saying it doesn't have drawbacks, but it sure is cheap, so who cares? I'll be building one with my own tweaks and upgrades, i'll be putting it on a pcb (he dead bugs it), and putting it in a case. it should look pretty nice when i'm done. IF I GET 30 LIKES DURING SEED FUNDING I WILL BE GIVING ONE AWAY!


1. Power Led

2. Antenna indicator leds

(will update as needed)

To see the project i will be using this with, go here: #DIY Box Goggles for Cheap FPV

The original video is here:

  • 1 × LM324 Amplifier and Linear ICs / Operational Amplifiers
  • 1 × CD4066 Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components
  • 1 × some resistors
  • 1 × protoboard
  • 1 × toggle switches

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    ActualDragon03/18/2018 at 01:32 0 comments

    I have to take this log to apologize. I'm super new to all this, which i hope surprises nobody, and i did some further research. A diversity controller isn't something you plug two antennas into then into a receiver. It takes the video from two RECEIVERS and it chooses the signal for that. Due to this, I won't be using it for my goggles ( , at least for right now. If I try hard enough, i can find some $5 receivers, but they're only for lcd screens, not android. Maybe the only difference is the connectors, but i'd rather stay simple for now. 

    On another note, before I stopped this project, i did some work, and there is nothing more satisfying then adding a few toggle switches to an altoids tin.

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Ted Yapo wrote 03/15/2018 at 14:43 point

Does the $5 include the mints? :-)

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ActualDragon wrote 03/15/2018 at 15:37 point

XDXD yeah, pretty sure, i just guessed because the mints and the ics were the only parts i had to buy

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