All Blog Posts Tagged 'IMU' (46)

Phoenard: World's first all-in-one prototyping gadget as your Drone Controller?

Phoenard; The project currently running on Kickstarter.

It has lot of peripherals built in which is more than capable to be your next Drone controller.

10-degrees of freedom sensor, Accelerometer, gyro, magnetometer and barometer are included and powered by ATMEGA2560, identical to the one use on APM. Plenty of PWM GPIO pins are also available. The GPS, GSM and GPRS module are embedded by default as well on board. 

The full color LCD might be handy as…


Added by mykita paskov on November 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

Quaternion AHRS with uPilot32


Here is a video ( of a new implementation of an AHRS algorithm, thanks to Seb Madgwick and Fabio Vareseno works.

Source code is available on the website

Feel free to…


Added by VGR-Systems on February 27, 2014 at 11:13am — 9 Comments

Flying my ArduIMU in tri_chord space

I haven't flown much of anything because of the weather, so I decided to see if I could do something different with my ArduIMU.  I decided that if I could get a MIDI port to read the IMU, I might be able to make music.

I used a VBscript to read the serial port and send pitch data from the ArduIMU to a slot.  I then used a MIDI program to record the…


Added by Harry on February 5, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A new 32-bits DevBoard

A new dev-board PIC32 80MHz based with 10-axis IMU, OSD, GPS, SD card, Xbee, USB connection, etc...

New video showing the GPS and Xbee features:

More information on the website : VGR-Systems feel free to contact…


Added by VGR-Systems on November 23, 2013 at 3:00am — 14 Comments

Quaternion based AHRS using AltIMU-10 & Arduino

I've made a quaternion based AHRS with bonus altitude and temperature sensing using an AltIMU-10 and an Arduino Nano. It can print out orientation in either Euler angles (heading, pitch, roll), a north-east-down rotation matrix or as a quaternion over UART serial.




  • 50hz update rate
  • Half second warm up time. Usually it…

Added by Samuel Cowen on November 23, 2013 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

HeavyDuty Antenna tracker

Time to start build next version of antenna trackers. As antennas are getting bigger and bigger we planned to make one heavyduty antenna tracker that can turn 2kg antenna clusters. 

Basic tech:

  • 360 yaw with 1 degree accuracy
  • -5 - 90…

Added by Jani Hirvinen on September 29, 2013 at 12:18am — 51 Comments

DIY vario and head tracker


I build a couple of DIY electronic devices from open source projects.


I thought those could be useful to someone here on DIYDrones and they deserve a little visibility here too.

They are based on Arduino Nano and very cheap to build.

In this video I'm using both for the first time, with…


Added by Riccardo Kuebler on April 2, 2013 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

PID Diagram for HefnyCopter - II Firmware

HefnyCopter2 implements full PID terms that is P, I & D. It uses the following approach.

My vision is to keep math as simple as possible and use superposition to accumulate different behaviors together based on my…


Added by MHefny on February 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Autonomous (Camera & IMU based) localization for a Parrot AR.DRONE Quadrotor

In this video the application of a Visual-Inertial (Camera & IMU) localization algorithm on a Parrot AR.DRONE quadrotor, for enabling real-time GPS-denied autonomous navigation, is presented.

A sensor package for data logging, consisting of a Beaglebone computer, an…


Added by Dimitrios G. Kottas on January 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Let's talk about Inertial Dead Reckoning!

I've been thinking a lot lately about how cool it would be to implement inertial dead reckoning on ArduCopter for a gps-free loiter mode of sorts. I just wanted to get some discussion going from people who have studied this or have tried implementing it, as I know it is difficult.

To begin with, this is a good…


Added by Jamie Ahmed on October 14, 2012 at 8:30am — 28 Comments

Acceleration compensation: flight testing


I have recently performed flight tests on a major change in the way acceleration is accounted for in performing roll-pitch drift compensation from accelerometer measurements. The theory behind the idea was recently published in a…


Added by William Premerlani on May 1, 2012 at 9:30am — 21 Comments

<$10 IMU - Game On!

3D Accel and 3D Gyro for as little as $5.42

DataSheet offers little in the way of gyro stability or…


Added by bGatti on February 9, 2012 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

AttoPilot Voltage Kit

APM Mission Planner is adding more support for the AttoPilot Voltage Sensor. Thus the Open Hardware Store has introduced a voltage sensor kit that is ready to be used and you just need to plug it in and configure Ardupilot. It comes with XT60-connectors and a 15cm long servo cable to connect to the…


Added by Rob on September 29, 2011 at 5:08am — 2 Comments

Cool IMU Project

Nice IMU project spotted on Dangerous Prototypes with MEMS gyros and accelerometer, Cortex-M3.

"The IMU is supposed to be high-end, implementing state-of-the-art data filtering, best low-cost MEMS sensors available and many features to compete with commercial IMUs used in…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on September 27, 2011 at 6:54pm — 1 Comment

9 degrees freedom $56 with AVR codebase;lang=en;name=ATAVRSBIN1-ND


This is an interesting board - perhaps most interesting is the approach to driver-based sensors in the…


Added by bGatti on September 8, 2011 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

A simple dead-reckoning algorithm


After experimenting with several dead-reckoning algorithms over the past 2 years, I finally have a simple…


Added by William Premerlani on April 16, 2011 at 7:00am — 34 Comments

Propeller DCM

This is a Parallax Propeller chip running a partial implementation of Premerlani and Bizard's work on Direction Cosine Matrix computation for orientation sensing. I'm hoping to use this in a quad-rotor without a GPS or magnetometer - I wanted to see how good the algorithm was at stabilizing pitch and roll.  So far it looks very promising.

All the work is done on the Propeller itself. It reads the gyro and accelerometer values on one core, and computes the DCM… Continue

Added by Jason Dorie on April 13, 2011 at 3:30am — 12 Comments

IOIO a new I/O card only for android

IOIO is a new small board designed fr android system (phone, tablet, ...)

Main features:

48 total I/O pins - all of which can function as digital inputs and outputs.

Up to 16 analog inputs (10-bit).

Up to 9 PWM outputs.

Up to 4 UART channels.

Up to 3 SPI channels.

Up to 3 TWI (I²C-compatible)… Continue

Added by Bertrand Duchiron on April 11, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

$3 Pressure Sensor - New at Mouser

New Part on Mouser.

Airspeed sensor for about 30% the price?

Added by bGatti on March 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — 24 Comments

World’s First Integrated 3-Axis Gyro, 3-Axis Accel and 9-Axis Sensor Fusion


InvenSense MPU-6000


I think it's perfect!



- Tri-axis gyroscope and tri-axis accelerometer in one package

- Programmable scale ranges:

    - Gyro: ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000°/s

    - Accelerometer: ±2g, ±4g, ±8g and ±16g

- Output: rotation matrix,…


Added by Ed Hasd on March 9, 2011 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

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