"Just reference to the Earth gravity vector, and use an arctangent function to find the X and Y Euler angles. Be careful about linear accelerations, as they'll throw off your calculations.
Note: the Z Euler angles will be invalid most of the…"
Why do you want to use just accelerometers? You can add gyros without increasing your footprint size - Invensense sells a chip that combines gyros/accels into one small package and a common communication interface.
You COULD use…"
"Thanks for your helpful post Caleb. Would you possibly know an answer to the following question:
Attitude estimation with ONLY 3axis ACCELEROMETERS. and nothing else, based on a lowpass filter? where can I find an opensource way to do…"
"Attitude estimation ONLY 3axis ACCELEROMETERS.
Dear DIYdrones friends,
I'm looking for an Attitude Estimation algorithm, and only have 3 axis accelerometers. I know this will may not be optimal, and will be slow. But, if you know an…"
I originally designed it to sell as a drop-in replacement for the Mikrokopter autopilot, and as the autopilot for a potential new quadrotor product. A few higher-priority projects have taken precedence, though, so I haven't…"