The purpose of this tutorial is to modify Bebop 2 in order to carry and power a S.L.A.M.dunk.
At the end of this tutorial it should look like this.
What you will need:
- Soldering iron
- Torx screwdriver (size T5)
- Cutting pliers
Append the holder to the battery
There are three different kind of holders in the S.L.A.M.dunk box, be sure to choose the concave one.
First we need to remove some of the white tape on the battery so that the holder can be attached directly to the battery.
With a pen, mark a line at 5.5 cm:
Put the holder on the battery where you made the line and mark a second line on the other side:
Now that you have two line marks on the tape, use the cutter to notch them:
Warning: make sure not to cut through the battery itself.
Then remove the tape:
Remove protection from adhesive tape and stick the holder to the battery (pay attention to the orientation), and press hard on the holder:
Modify Bebop 2 to get power supply
Disclaimer: You will lose your warranty several times during this operation
Danger: Pay careful attention to following instructions as these modifications can harm you and your device.
Unscrew the two screws holding the nose of the Bebop 2:
Gently pivot the nose up as shown in the picture in order to remove it:
Now that the nose is removed, we will remove the GPS unit to access power pin.
Unplug the flex with your fingernail:
Then unscrew the three circled screws:
DANGER: REMOVE THE BATTERY DURING THIS OPERATION. RISK OF EXPLOSION.
Solder two wires on the plus and minus pin:
The path of the wire is shown on following picture:
Put back GPS (don't forget to clip back the flex) and the nose.
Isolate the end of the wires with duct tape because we need to reconnect the battery on the drone temporarily:
Put back the battery on the drone with the S.L.A.M.dunk on top of it and plug the jack cable into it. Plug the male XT60 into the female XT60, also note how the two wires are passing on top of the Bebop right front arm:
Keep the two wires tight against the drone (to prevent them from touching the propellers) and make a mark as shown in the picture below:
DANGER: FROM NOW ON, REMOVE THE BATTERY AGAIN. RISK OF EXPLOSION
Cut the two wires on the mark. Then insert the heat shrink on the two wires plus two small pieces of heat shrink on each wire.
Solder the wires to the XT60 male connector. In my case white is on minus and yellow on plus.
Then heat the two small pieces of heat shrink on the pins and shrink the long one on the small pieces.