New IMU from Sparkfun; soon to be an AHRS with DIY Drones

Sparkfun has just released an "9DoF" Razor IMU board ($125) with an Atmega328, three flat gyros, a three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis magnetometer (no GPS input). This is basically similar to the ArduIMU+, but designed for indoor use or other places where GPS is not available or desirable. Because the Atmega runs at 16 Mhz, it's Arduino compatible.

We've been working with them on this board, and will be converting the ArduIMU+ code to work with it soon; it will be available on the Sparkfun site and here. Stay tuned!

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Comment by Patrick Mccabe on December 31, 2009 at 11:07am
if this is the one that will be used for the ardupilot then its great that it will be at sparkfun so we can grab it cheaper on free day. Oh but it is 3.3v ftdi.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 31, 2009 at 11:07am
No, it is NOT the one that will be used with ArduPilot! Ours has GPS build in and is designed to plug right into the ArduPilot Mega board. This one can be made to work with ArduPilot, but that is not is the primary use.
Comment by Patrick Mccabe on December 31, 2009 at 11:12am
maybe i should keep my mouth shut until the write up on ardumega comes out, which i hope will be soon.
Comment by Martin Seven on December 31, 2009 at 11:13am
This is looking very neat :) I'll be ordering a couple. I almost ordered two 6dof Atomic IMUs and then I saw these. Same price, smaller, lighter and with a magneto onboard that would cost me 50 bucks extra otherwise.

Great job.
Comment by Paul Bizard on December 31, 2009 at 11:30am
Great achievment. Let's hope the magnetometer is not to sensitive to electric motor induction. If not, this is wooo hooo.

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Comment by Jordi Muñoz on December 31, 2009 at 12:12pm
Correction the board will have 8Mhz (Arduino compatible too), I asked Nathan to change it for better performance at 3.3V.
Comment by Caleb M on December 31, 2009 at 3:07pm
Did i read that right? GPS built into ardupilot? oh no, after i already bought the ublox! i hoped that gps would be something that was user controlled not factory implemented.

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Comment by Jordi Muñoz on December 31, 2009 at 3:09pm
-->NO<--, the GPS will not be integrated on the Ardupilot board, it will use uBlox as the ardupilot v1... Sorry for the confusion.
Comment by Angus Peart on December 31, 2009 at 5:10pm
Wow!! Forget the IMU, I want to know more about the new dimensions that have been discovered!!

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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 31, 2009 at 5:10pm
Caleb, GPS *connector* built into ArduPilot Mega's IMU, with GPS data integrated into its code. We'll be using the exact same uBlox you bought.

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