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EOL Notice

April 2014

It had a good run, but the Nav Board M3 is now EOL. Please consider X-Monkey as a more capable replacement for navigation use.


Lady GaGa flight support

November 10, 2013

demoWe are happy to have provided flight control and power train / electrical support to Lady GaGa's Volantis project. Check out the blog for more information!


Purchase and Options


The Nav Board uses a Ublox LEA-5H GPS, ITG-3200 rate sensors, HMC 5843 magnetometers and LIS3LV02DQ accelerometers.

Processor on board is an LPC 1343 from NXP. The processor can be disabled so off board processors like the SRV from Surveyor Corporation can access all the sensors via I2C.


NAV BOARDS ARE OFFICIALLY End Of Life. We have some limited remaining stock, but these are not recommended for new designs. Please consider our X-Monkey platform instead, which has much more capability.


Nav Board M3

Also Recommended

The NavBoard was originally designed to work with the SRV robot. You may want to check out their site for robot platforms with vision system capability.



Datasheet / User Manual

Datasheet and User Manual for NavBoardM3



Visit the Wiki page and source code repository located at:

USB Driver for serial com (via USB port) is located HERE

Software Image file: CLEAN firmware image (no ARM processing on board)

Software Image file: STOCK firmware image (reports sensor data and GPS via USB serial out)

Graphical User Interface (GUI) Installer software for use with stock firmware image

More open source software to communicate with the NavBoard via I2C can be found at


Instructional videos

YouTube hosted video showing GUI operation

YouTube hosted video showing reprogramming via USB




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Nav Board M3

GPS and Inertial Sensors with Cortex Processor

The new Navigation Board M3 provides full 3 axis inertial sensing of rate and acceleration with a 3 axis magnetometer. Along with a high sensitivity GPS module and on board ARM Cortex processor with USB communication, it is an ideal solution for many application.


All Nav Board software is completely open source and can be found hosted on our Google code project!