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A gyroscope measures angular orientation and is calibrated relative to it's starting orientation. A true Gyro is a relatively rare and expensive piece of equipment, Most MEMs based "gyros" are actually rate gyros which have an output proportional to the rate of change of angular orientation.

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What actually causes gyroscope drift in IMU?

I've been researching online to understand how to get gyroscope data from the MPU-6050 which is probably one of the most popular IMU's out there. But i am confused over the reason why the gyroscope ...
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Implementation of complementary filter and output of sensor while stationary

The code for a complementary filtered angle is not outputting the expected angle. I can get close to 90° using arctan formula from the accelerometer sensor data. Whereas, the complementary filter ...
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Checking my mpu6050 schematic

I am fairly new to pcb design and I just created a mpu6050 chip that will work with an Arduino microprocessor. I want to make sure the hookup is all correct before I start work on the other parts, as ...
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No change in MPU6050 values when interfaced with PIC. Why?

I'm trying to interface mpu6050 module with pic16f886 microcontroller. But, i'm getting x-axis, y-axis and z-axis as 0. Why is there no change in readings even when i move my mpu? edit: This is the ...
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USART displays only half values when VCC is plugged in and repeats the same after VCC is removed [duplicate]

I'm trying to interface mpu6050 module with pic16f886 microcontroller. But, nothing's getting displayed on serial monitor. USART code works fine when used separately, but when added with the i2c and ...
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STM32429ZI Dısc1 Gyro wrong data problem

I'm tring to write own L3GD20 library. I can read chip ID (but L3G sent to me ffd4 and its partially true). But I cannot read any axis of gyro. Partially gyro always sent to me FF or 00. I'm doing ...
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Can I derive steering wheel angle of a car from gyroscope data (x,y,z values)? [closed]

I am not an electrical engineer but I don't really know where to ask this question so here it is. I have some x,y,z gyroscope data from a car and I want to calculate the steering wheel angle at a ...
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How to measure tilt on a dynamic device?

I'm trying to instrument a vehicle component. I want to measure a component's angle during a drive cycle. The component has a single degree of freedom, it has a fixed axis. I'm trying to figure out ...
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2D Positioning Localization

I have a robot. My robot has three main sensors one is a gyro from which i can get my yaw, pitch, and roll. I also have an encoder in the x and y axis. How can I use these sensors together to reliably ...
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Cannot read accelerometer values from MPU6050 Interfaced with STM32F303RE

I m working on a "self-balancing robot" with STM32F303RE.I m using STCubeMX to generate the MCU configuration code and then I added the main() to get the values from MPU6050 from the following code : ...
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MPU6050 showing inconsistent angle values

I'm using this Arduino code to calibrate and read from an MPU6050 accel/gyro sensor from an Arduino Mega. The calibration and reading of values seemed to go well. However, I'm seeing some ...
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Measuring pitch under dynamic acceleration: better to use 6DOF sensor or 9DOF?

I am working on a project that is challenging me. I've researched on the subject as best I can, but would like additional opinions. I have a 4' long aluminum c-channel (essentially, a metal rod) with ...
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Is it possible to align a mems gyro to approximately true north with no external data input?

Is it possible to align a mems gyro to approximately true north with no external data input - ie nothing input by the user. I want to put a mems gyro/acc ship on a board and mount the board to a ...
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Select appropriate bandwidth for sensor (MEMS gyroscope)

Short question: how to select the correct bandwidth for a sensor? Some further details. I'm working with an ADIS16260 (rate gyro) placed upon an industrial vehicle. This sensor has both an analog ...
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MS5611 Barometer not working on PCB design

On a recent project of mine, I incorporated an MPU 9250 and a MS5611 Barometer on the i2c bus of an atmega 32u4. The MPU 9250 works perfectly, but as soon as I solder on the MS5611 neither of them ...
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What value pull up resistors does the MPU9250 use? [duplicate]

Looking at the datasheet On page 32, the datasheet says "The MPU-9250 always operates as a slave device when communicating to the system processor, which thus acts as the master. SDA and SCL lines ...
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Understanding L3GD20 gyro output

Considering the following example in paragraph 3.6.3 (Example of angular rate data for FS=250) of STM's AN4505: ...
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refresh rate for gyroscop and accelerometer [ mpu6050 ]

What is refresh rate ( update rate) for gyroscop and accelerometer ? If you write in the register the following values in mpu6050 : SMPLRT_DIV --> 19 CONFIG --> 2 ( DLPF off )
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Angle Random Walk Noise - MEMS Gyro Error sources

I am working in a implementation of a Dead Reckoning approach in a simulator. In order to take values more realistics I am considering this MEMS gyroscope (SMI130). In this document is given this ...
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Is there a better filter or a modification to the Kalman filter that could take advantage of having all the data during the trajectory at once?

I am trying to reconstruct the trajectory of an object with an strapped down IMU on board to do dead reckoning. A Kalman filter seems to be in order. But the Kalman filter seems to be oriented toward ...
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How to calculate the orientation of a IMU sensor?

With a BLE CPro sensor I'm trying to "build" a remote control for a smartphone game. How can I recognise the orientation (pref. grads) of the sensor if it is on the left or right without being ...
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Calculating pitch and roll from gyro data

Does anyone know if it's possible to calculate pitch and roll angles from gyro data (without an accelerometer)? I'm trying to use a L3GD20 to measure pitch and roll. I can read the angular rates, but ...
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IMU - How to calculate the orientation in a shaken environment

I'm trying to calculate the orientation on an IMU Sensor. Until now I'm doing it by calculating the Pitch angle and it's working fine: ...
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Detect if object is lying on the surface or is it lifted into the air?

Suppose we have a small box with a circutry and a set of sensors in it. Box is lying on the table, but it is light enough to be lifted into the air. What I want to achieve is to switch off the ...
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Rs232 connection to gyro, uC and PC

I have a question regarding RS232 communication between a VectorNav VN-100 Gyro, Mbed LPC1968 uC and PC. I am using gyro to measure the number of rotation and processing it in the uC and displaying ...
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Measuring the velocity/acceleration of a swinging pendulum

I'm trying to find a good way for measuring the speed/acceleration of a swinging pendulum. I know one way is to use an optical encoder for capturing the rotation positions, but unfortunately there's ...
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MPU-6050 angle readings under mechanical vibrations

I'm in process of making a quadcopter. At this point I encountered a problem with MPU-6050 angle calculation. When quadcopter is stationary with motors in off state and I'm tilting it, angle readings ...
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Converting raw gyro (L3GD20H) values into Angles

As per my understanding, in order to convert the raw gyro values into Angles. I need to first multiply the raw values of each axis with the sensitivity level. Example : //Convert Gyro raw to ...
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How to track the 3d movement of a small animal in a 4x4x8 meter cage?

I need to track the movement of a small animal (60 grams) in a cage which contains plants, shelter, branches and so on. I need all three coordinates in real time. Spatial resolution should should not ...
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Linear accelerometer on a rotating platform

I want to measure the linear speed of a vehicle putting the accelerometer on its wheel. Assume the vehicle is moving at a velocity 70 KMPH and its wheel has a radius (R = Radius) 30 CM. I made this ...
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Analog Devices Gyro: What are these pins for?

I am after some guidance please. I am designing a basic PCB which includes an ADXRS646 gyro. This is the first time I have designed a circuit with a BGA package and I do not understand the purpose of ...
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How do wearables track exercises without taking input from user?

Recently there have been wearable devices that can track your exercises and reps (eg bench press, push ups, pull ups) without the user telling them. What technology do they use to track these ...
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Gyroscope Problem

I am working at a project which requires to determine the roll of a device. I studied the method through I can do this and I find that an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) could help me. I started with ...
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IMU for joint angle measurement

I am planning to use IMU for joint angle measurement of hand(shoulder ,elbow and wrist joint), I am confused about reference frames of accelerometer and gyroscope. According to my understanding ...
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Can ST L3GD20 Gyro's Low pass filter be disabled?

I am fairly new to hardware and datasheets and looking at the datasheet of ST's L3GD20 Gyro I know that the high pass filter's frequency can be chosen, but it can also be disabled at all. I cannot ...
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Gyroscope bias on the MPU9150

I've recently purchased the MPU9150 IMU from InvenSense. Testing it, I'm astonished to see that, at rest, it constantly output 0.25 °⋅s-1 around the Z axis, -0.5 °⋅s-1 around the Y axis and -1 °⋅s-1 ...
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Gyro-based mechanical stabilization in robotics

I'm from a computer engineering background and have a good knowledge about programming microcontrollers. I want to create a small plastic plane that is always kept parallel to ground regardless of the ...
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Fixing a noisy I2C bus

I'm trying to get an I2C bus working but there's a ton of noise and I don't really know what's causing it. The circuit is pretty simple, an ITG-3200 and an Arduino DUE. Here is the problem: As you ...
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What's the best method of measuring displacement and speed without resorting to GPS?

Is it possible to determine the displacement, speed and acceleration of someone while running, by using methods like dead reckoning, sensor fusion or other, and sensors like accelerometers, ...
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How can I sense if a cane is being held upright or fallen down?

I am trying to make a little wireless-connected gizmo to attach to my grandfather's walking cane. The idea is that when it senses the cane has fallen down, it would alert/call one of us so that we can ...
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Calculating Angles from MPU6050

I've been playing with a GY521 breakout recently with the MPU6050 chip on it, though i've hit a bit of a problem that I can't quite work out I know when I rotated the board I rotated ~90 degrees ...
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MPU-6050 doubt in playgroud code Arduino.cc

I am studying the MPU-6050 and saw this article. I'm wondering in two lines of code. http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/MPU-6050 This line from what I understand the shield guard reading the last ...
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Limits of dead reckoning using MEMS sensors

I'm trying to track body parts relative to a person's torso. I see quite a few questions about using MEMS accelerometers and gyros for dead reckoning, and they confirm my suspicions that various ...
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Understanding ST L3GD20 Gyro datasheet's cut-off value

Table 21 on page 32 of the L3GD20 datasheet has a column named cut-off: The data sheet doesn't explain what this is, and it doesn't even have a unit. Does anyone what it means?
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Components needed to determine position in 3 dimensions?

I'm trying to make a quadcopter using an arduino as a base. I've read on some physics involving determining pitch, yaw and roll and it seems like I'll need a gyroscope and a accelerometer. However, it'...
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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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Getting relative pitch and roll

This may be more suited for another exchange site, but I thought it'd try here anyway. I'm trying to figure out how to get pitch and roll relative to the ground. Say my vehicle is going up a hill, but ...
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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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Memsense nano IMU

I am using Memsense nano IMU and specifically i am interested in getting the three axes Gyroscope data out of its 38 bytes frames. Following are the snapshots of the frames, and collected gyro data ...