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What are the limitations of IMU sensor devices?

The Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headset uses an IR camera in conjunction with built-in accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer for accurate head/motion tracking. The previous version (DK1) used only an ...
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SPI always returns null while reading

We need some help in SPI protocol. We've been using an AVR microcontroller ATMega324PA (DIP) and an ADXL344 accelerometer (QFN Breakout). Both chip operates at 1.8V and supports I2C & SPI. Lately ...
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Cannot get the “Output Axis” to work

I have a Virtuabotix MMA7361 Three Axis Accelerometer Module that I am trying to use to detect tilt. It works, but only for two axes at a time. It doesn't matter which way I try to flip or turn the ...
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converting mV to g

I have recently run a vibration test at work using a PCB piezotronics model 482C sensor signal conditioner. How do you convert the the MAX reading (in mV) into the equivalent acceleration (in g). The ...
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I2C slave is not acknowledging for SLA+W but values can be read from/write to registers

We got a wierd problem in a I2C device. We've been trying to solve the issue for more than a week now. This post is about ADXL344 Digital Accelerometer from Analog devices. We made three prototype ...
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Accelerometer (or something else) to detect rotary oscillations

I'd like to detect oscillations of a rotating disk. If an heavy weight object is placed in the wrong way on the rotating disk, the rotation it's not anymore only on a straight plane (perpendicular ...
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Detecting foot steps

I'm building an interactive disco dance floor. Like the light up dance floors from the 70's, but each floor panel should be able to detect when it's being stepped on and possibly light up to show ...
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Data from BMA220 accelerometer

I am trying to make a device which can give x, y, z data and also can detect freefall and shock. For that I am using bma220 sensor. I am programming the sensor in 8g as I need shock values < 8g. ...
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Regarding Direction calculation using Gyroscope,Magnetometer and Accelerometer

We are using a MEMS tri-axial sensor which has an Accelerometer,Magnetometer and Gyrometer. We have also calibrated the Accelerometer and Magnetometer.This sensor package is used in a borehole ...
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Most energy efficient way to detect motion

I am hacking together a prototype wrist band, with BLE as the main component. I'd like the device to detect a bump or a wave. What would be the most energy efficient way to do so? I'd like the ...
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Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - ADXL335 synchronise

I have three ADXL335 Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout boards. I wish to measure the the acceleration of a human leg as it walks at three points (hip knee and ankle). I want this to log this data in ...
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9 DoF Sensor Accelerometer Readings Inconsistent

I have the following sensor stick: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10724 It has an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer. I have connected it to an arduino and am reading the accelerometer ...
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Is there an influence of accelaration on the gyroscope data

I want to create an application that measures the horizontal position of the device while accelerating (positive and negative). My biggest concern is that the gyroscope data will be influenced by the ...
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MMA8453 accelerometer I2C problem

I ran into an issue with my project. I use Renesas RL78 microcontroller and on one I2C bus I have two sensors: digital compass and accelerometer. Accelerometer type is MMA8453 by Freescale. ...
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Gyro vs accelerometer for rotational acceleration

For the same price chip, which will be more accurate to measure rotational acceleration: a gyroscope, or an accelerometer 10cm away from the pivot point?
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ADXL 335, lack of resolution for short angle inclination?

I am currently working on a project where I would like to measure X/Y inclinations changes, without worrying too much about the acceleration. I decided to use ADXL335 accelerometers in order to ...
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Measuring speed with 3axis accelerometer

We are creating a ball that changes colour depending on its speed when it rolls. I have a 3 axis accelerometer sensor. This is the code we are using at the moment: ...
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AHRS algorithm under continuous linear accelerations

I have tried several algorithms to get pitch, roll and yaw under continuous linear accelerations and vibrations (smaller than 0.4g, frequency lower than 10HZ). None of them give good results because ...
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Dead reckoning with accelerometer & gyro. Possible?

I have a 3 axis accelerometer and a 3 axis gyroscope. I've been tasked with developing a dead reckoning system using this hardware. Essentially what's needed is for me to develop some code to track ...
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Accelerometer acquisition, filtering and treatment on Pic

I've been asked to experiment with dynamic testing. Using accelerometer and strain gage bolted onto a metallic pipe,and hammering it ( the pipe ) I need to show out force of the impact, and ...
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MEMS Gyroscope BMI055 - random high spikes in data

I am using the BMI055 on my AVR through I2C. Datasheet: http://ae-bst.resource.bosch.com/media/products/dokumente/bmi055/BST-BMI055-DS000-06.pdf I set it to filtered output at an ODR of 1000Hz and ...
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Bosch BMI055 Accelerometer/Gyro causes I2C bus to crash when issuing a softreset!

Datasheet: http://ae-bst.resource.bosch.com/media/products/dokumente/bmi055/BST-BMI055-DS000-06.pdf I have recently integrated the Accelerometer of the BMI055 I added a soft reset of the chip at ...
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Reducing jitter and improving speed of accelerometer output

I'm not sure if this is an EE question or a StackExchange question due to the programming involved, but anyway here goes: I just built a tilt sensor for my tractor's front loader. I wanted something ...
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Accelerometer Bosch BMI055 returns 8 bit overflowed values?

I try to use a BMI055 Acclerometer and the output is driving me crazy. I have set it to 2G sensitivity at 1000Hz, that means I have an output between 0 and 4096 (12bit). The output is said to be ...
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Accelerometer raw data output to measure vibration,and do a frequency spectrum/ amplitude spectrum?

Ive used an Arduino to measure vibration on a washing machine and have up to 100 raw data out putvalues. I want to present an amplitude/frequency spectrum with these values, i have matlab and simulink ...
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GY-521 Unable to set PWR_MGMT_1 register - can't disable SLEEP mode

I am attempting to interface between a custom 8051-based MCU and a new (ebay) GY-521 module (Gyro/Accel chip) using I2C bus. I have written the I2C bit-bang functions myself and they seem to be ...
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Simulating accelerometer noise

I would like to create a software simulation of an accelerometer (MPU-6000). As part of that simulation, I need to model the noise on the accelerometer signal. According to the datasheet of the chip, ...
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How to use ADXL335 to detect direction of movement

I want to use my ATmega32 with the ADXL335 accelerometer to make a glove that works like a mouse. How to detect whether accelerometer is moved to the left or right direction. Any help would be ...
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Read Gyroscope (& Accelerometer)

So I have an MPU-6050 (Triple Axis Accelerometer & Gyro Breakout), which I use with an Arduino UNO. Everything is connected properly and I can easily read the raw data from the MPU-6050 on the ...
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ADXL335 Accelerometer response verification

I am in the design stage of a experimental vibration analysis system for civil structures.currently trying to select an mems based accelerometer for vibration analysis. I have taken a breakout board ...
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Prototyping for Bluetooth accelerometer

I'm a software developer looking to prototype an application that requires input from a 3-axis accelerometer, ideally via Bluetooth LE. Current specs on the accelerometer are +/-50G sensing range ...
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2's complement only works in one direction with the LSM303DLHC

In java I have the code ...
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Arduino UNO and ADXL345 getting 0 0 0 OR -1 -1 -1 outputs with SPI communication

I have EVAL-ADXL345Z evaluation board from Analog Device hooked up to the Arduino UNO R3, the code complies and runs fine. At first I could still get the output values, but after sometime the output ...
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Track 3D Position with an Accelerometer [closed]

I'm trying to build a piece of hardware with an accelerometer that could track the approximate 3D position of an object. The accelerometer would not be rotating, so a gyroscope shouldn't need to be ...
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Tracking 2D positioning with IMU Sensor

I am using a miniature car and I want to estimate the position. We can not use GPS modules and most of the tracking systems that I saw, are using IMU senson with the GPS module. In our car we are able ...
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Am I forced to use a gyro and an accelerometer, to find a relative point in space?

I am quite new into the electronic realm, so forgive my lack of proper terminology. I am planning to build a simple device, that I will be use to manipulate a mesh on my computer. when I move the ...
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Accelemetor wifi module

I'm looking for a module that sends data from an accelerometer over WiFi. I looked around a bit and found this: Axivity-WAX3, but this was the only module I could find, and the site doesn't provide a ...
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Accelerometers strange data

I am trying to read data from the Microsoft Kinects accelerometer, and I did a measurement where I rotated the Kinect really slowly around each axis, to get every possible g value from the gravity. ...
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ADXL345 interface Pic16f877a

I have tried following code. Works absloutely fine until i see all values of X, Y and Z to be -1. No effect on tilt or anything VCC = 5V Chip Select is connected to uC SDA and SDL are connected to uC ...
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Can a 3-axis magnetometer be tilt compensated when moving/accelerating?

I have a magnetometer, accelerometer and gyro which all go swimming (attached to a person.) Data is logged and I now have a sample of that data. I want to calculate the magnetic heading the user was ...
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accelerometer accuracy determination

I was looking in to some accelerometer and wondering how I could determine the smallest acceleration change, certain sensors are able to detect. if I wanted to calculated this for example for this ...
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Undestanding LIS3DSH datasheet and AN339 Application Note - Intepreting accelerometer data

I am reading LIS3DSH accelerometer datasheet and I have some questions regarding following text: 2.2 Understanding acceleration data The measured acceleration data are sent to OUT_X_H, ...
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How to detect gestures with IMU

I am working on a project for which I need to recognize gestures in 3D space. I am building several modules, each of which can be held in one's hand. One can pick up two modules at a time and perform ...
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Accelerometer readings, what is wrong?

I made a board with the Analog Devices ADXL345. I then attached it to my robot and did obstacle avoidance with data logging for about 10s. The robot made 4 turns. Here is a graph of z-axis readings. I ...
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Kalman filter on linear acceleration for distance

In my application to calculate displacement from motion of accelerometer, I am using kalman filter to improve the displacement accuracy. Please note I am aware of ineffectiveness of acceleration for ...
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LIS302DL Accelerometer WHO_AM_I command

I've setup the behaviour of LIS302DL accelerometer IC using following code: ...
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Accelerometer IC single/double click event

What are Accelerometer single and double click event, can someone clarify it for me with some theory and/or practice?
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Wireless transmittion of sensor readings data

I want to transmit the sensor-readings data of an triple axis accelerometer from SparkFun. At the moment, I've built my setup over a cable, which is working. Now I want to send this sensors-readings ...
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Fall Detection using Accelerometer

I am now developing a micro-controller based system that detects when a person falls down using Accelerometer. The accelerometer might be placed in the person's cloth pockets. The important thing is ...
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MPU6050 connection

Here is what I have done... I simply copied the simple Arduino MPU6050 code from http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/MPU-6050 and pasted it in my arduino uno R3, which is interfaced with GY-521 IMU.... ...