I am currently using sensors and radar attached to a pier to detect if a wave has passed (measuring the height and frequency). I have heard about some examples where persons talk about using IMU's attached to a buoy or floating device which can easily detect a wave by measuring pitch and roll. This is an idea I am considering but have never used an IMU before so therefore would like to know whether this is possible and whether anyone on here has used one in a similar way. My biggest concern with using an imu would be interpreting the data and running the calculations to determine such. Any advice or links to further material would be greatly appreciated.

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    not a question about an Arduino ... more suited for robotics.stackexchange.com/questions ... it may be off topic there also, because the question is not focused on one specific problem
    – jsotola
    Mar 10 at 16:19
  • my suggestion is to do a quick test ... use your smartphone ... install an app that exposes the sensor data... put the phone in a sealed plastic container, in a small boat and record the motion ... see if you can make sense of the data
    – jsotola
    Mar 10 at 18:18


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