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M500 Hardware Quickstart

This section contains a hardware quickstart and is intended for developer type users. It provides the minimum steps needed to get a device powered up and ready to connect to a console.

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For technical details, see the datasheet.

Quickstart Video

How to Power On and Prepare to Connect

1. Ensure propellors are removed


2. Connect Micro USB Cable

  • Connect Micro USB cable to the M500 (labeled USB for VOXL below)
  • Connect other side of USB cable (recommmended USB type A) to host computer for later use


3. Power ON

  • Connect the battery or wall power supply to the XT30 connector at the rear of the vehicle

How to Power Off

Pulling the power is okay in normal operation. If you are logged into VOXL and have been modifying files on the file system then it’s recommended to run sync to make sure your changes are flushed to flash memory before pulling power.

Next Step: Set up ADB