In this new tutorial series we will take you step by step through creating a 9-axis IMU capable of monitoring an object’s orientation in 3 dimensional space. In this first lesson we introduce you to IMU and 9-axis sensor basics, and outline the gear we will be using in these lessons. To play along at home, you will need an Arduino Nano, and an Adafruit BNO055 Inertial Measurement Sensor.
I have been playing around with some accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyros. You can do some pretty cool stuff if you get these going and then send the data to Vpython over the serial port. I will be giving more details on this project in future posts, but for now, this video shows some of what is possible. I will be posting code when I get things further along and cleaned up.
Making The World a Better Place One High Tech Project at a Time. Enjoy!