This is a quick rundown on betaflight resource mapping, how to remap motors and other pins in betaflight. RESOURCE pins are pins with software emulation, meaning physical pins such as power, video in and video out cannot be remapped.
The pin mapping refers to the physical mapping layout of the MCU pins as shown in the following pin out diagram.
First start by typing resource in the CLI for a list of current resource assignments.
You should get a printout like this.
# resource resource BEEPER 1 B05 resource MOTOR 1 C08 resource MOTOR 2 C06 resource MOTOR 3 C09 resource MOTOR 4 C07 resource MOTOR 5 B00 resource MOTOR 6 B01 resource PPM 1 B06 resource LED_STRIP 1 B06 resource SERIAL_TX 2 A02 resource SERIAL_TX 3 B10 resource SERIAL_TX 4 A00 resource SERIAL_TX 11 A09 resource SERIAL_RX 1 A10 resource SERIAL_RX 2 A03 resource SERIAL_RX 3 B11 resource SERIAL_RX 12 A01 resource INVERTER 1 C00 resource I2C_SCL 1 B08 resource I2C_SDA 1 B09 resource LED 1 B04 resource SPI_SCK 1 A05 resource SPI_SCK 2 B13 resource SPI_SCK 3 C10 resource SPI_MISO 1 A06 resource SPI_MISO 2 B14 resource SPI_MISO 3 C11 resource SPI_MOSI 1 A07 resource SPI_MOSI 2 B15 resource SPI_MOSI 3 C12 resource ESCSERIAL 1 B06 resource CAMERA_CONTROL 1 B03 resource ADC_BATT 1 C02 resource ADC_RSSI 1 C03 resource ADC_CURR 1 C01 resource FLASH_CS 1 B12 resource OSD_CS 1 A15 resource GYRO_EXTI 1 C04 resource GYRO_CS 1 A04 resource USB_DETECT 1 D02
Lets use the motor resources as an example. Here we are saying that all communications and commands for motor 1 will be sent out of PIN C08 of the MCU. If you find that spinning motor 1 physically spins motor 4 for example, then motor 1 would have the incorrect resource mapped to that pin. Therefor we can remap it to the correct pin for motor 1. In this example I will remap motor 1 to the correct pin.
Now we know that when we spool motor 1, motor 4 is physically spinning, so the resource assigned to motor 4 should be re-assigned to motor 1.
resource MOTOR 1 C07
All motors need to have resources assigned in order for the motors to initialize. If you make a mistake and map a motor to a pin which is not a motor resource, when you power up you will not get the following initialize tones from your motors. You will need to repeat the process.
I suggest writing down the original resource mapping so if things dont work out, you can paste it back in and start again from scratch. Also, I suggest writing down in notepad the the new resource mapping and pasting it all in in one go.
Now, lets remap the LED pin to the BUZZER pin. In the above resource print we can see what these pins currently have assigned.
resource LED_STRIP 1 B06 resource BEEPER 1 B05
So now, lets remap the LED pin to be present on the BUZZER pin.
resource LED_STRIP 1 B05 resource BEEPER 1 none
Thats it! Check out the video below for motor mapping example.
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