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Typically refers to a device which measures orientation.

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Linear acceleration from MPU 6050

When reading the MPU 6050 has accelerometer and gyro, I assumed it was linear acceleration, but now I second guess that. From this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmd6CVrlHOM it seems like they ...
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What does “LSB per degree per second” mean?

I'm currently working with a digital output gyroscope. Its sensitivity is given as 120 least-significant bit per degree per second. While every single component of that unit is easy to understand I ...
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What does a higher clock signal frequency actually mean for my AHRS?

I've got an Arduino with an ATmega328 processor. It can be operated at 3.3V which nets a clock signal frequency of about 12 MHz respectively 16 Mhz at 5V. I've got an IMU connected to the Arduino and ...
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Will it work ? MPU6050 Gyro etc. etc. module

Will this code read the values properly ? Using MPU6050.h. #include <MPU6050.h> #include <Wire.h> void setup() { Serial.begin(115200); Wire.begin(); MPU6050.initialize(); } void ...
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RC servo misbehave using arduino and MPU6050

I am a beginner.. I am trying to control RC servo using Arduino based of data from MPU6050. I am using library I2Cdev to communicate with gyro and to get yaw, pitch and roll. I am using example script ...
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What is the difference between Accelerometer, Gyro, and Magnetometer Sensor?

I'm starting in the arduino world and I'm building an autonomous smart vehicle. So, after some weeks building and adjusting the vehicle, I got to a point in this project that I want to log it's ...
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arduino leonardo stops transmitting once hdmi cable is connected to a screen

I am using arduino leonardo for moving mouse pointer with head tracking using MPU6050. It works fine in general. But as soon as I connect an external lcd screen to my laptop via hdmi cable, it stops ...
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Comparing orientation data obtained using gyroscope and accelerometer

Recently, I have been playing around with a gyroscope and accelerometer in the hopes of building a quadcopter. I have plotted some of the data the two sensors and I am noticing that the pitch from the ...
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Streaming IMU data over BLE using Sparkfun 6 DOF and Blend Micro

I am trying to use the RedBear Blend Micro to send data captured by my SparkFun 6 DOF IMU. I am completely lost, and if anyone has any documentation I can read, or even tutorials that work for this ...
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MPU-6050 giving strange data

I'm using an MPU-6050 chip in order to calculate orientation. It is connected to an Arduino Pro Mini. I am using code written by Jeff Rowberg that uses the internal DMP. The 57600 baud rate crashes ...
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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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Using IMU for a small Arduino and bluetooth support

I'm gonna start a project with an IMU with a bluetooth support inside a small board (mini or lillypad) and send datas to the mobile phone. But I'm quite new to those kind of technologies. I'm going ...
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Ruby and Arduino over Serial

I'm trying to send data over serial and pick it up in a ruby script. I'm using the serialport gem (https://rubygems.org/gems/serialport) as stated in the Arduino docs (http://playground.arduino.cc/...
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How do I proceed with a fall detection sensor?

I am working on a human fall detection system using accelerometer and gyroscope which raises alarm in case of a fall. In all the papers I have read people have used net acceleration magnitude and ...
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How can I implement sensor fusion using a gyroscope and a magnetometer to find the orientation?

I am working on Fall Detection in humans. A system that would raise alarm when a person falls. For this I plan to use acceleration to see if it is a fall and orientation change to reduce false ...
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Problem with interpretting and using the IMU data

I am using MPU6050 IMU for getting accelerometer and gyro data. I could read the data using the code from the I2Cdev library here, but the problem I have is that I can't use this data in a meaningful ...
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Do gyroscopes purposefully show erroneous data?

I tested an MPU-6050 (GY-521) using an Arduino Nano. I used the I2CDevLib and opened the MPU6050_DMP6.ino with the Arduino IDE. I opened the MPUTeapot.pde Processing-file with Processing. A few ...

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