Has anyone used the IMU-3000 with an attached accelerometer? I am creating a system which interfaces the IMU-3000 and attached ADXL345 (IMU Fusion board from SparkFun) with an Arduino board to do all the computations about a projectile in motion and output values to an LCD. I was just looking for how to read the various axis individually since it all comes through the same pin. Does anyone know the commands for that in Arduino? I am very new so if I am sounding stupid please just help me understand.
The IMU-3000 uses the I2C bus to communicate with the Arduino. The I2C bus is a simple serial protocol (much like the way you talk to the Arduino from your PC) that utilizes an single line that works in both directions.
In order to use the I2C bus, you need to include the Wire.h library that comes standard with the Arduino. You can then implement the protocol outlined in the datasheet to get the specific values that you want.
Here is a rough example of what I'm talking about. This code is untested, but it should give you the general flow of what you are trying to do on the Arudino. Once you have the low-level reading done, you can start to implement filters to smooth your data and get it into the format you need for your application.