ArduIMU V2 Demo (Video)

I have to be honest; i tried to kept this project as a little secret to void people waiting for it, so i have plenty of time to prototype. Not to mention that everything was running very slow because the school and we were moving the business to another location.I would like to give special thanks to Chris Anderson, Nathan Seidle (from SparkFun) and specially to William Premerlani, we've spent a great time together trying to adapt the code into Arduino Environment, a great experience for me (absolutely). Thank you Bill!The ArduIMU V2 is intended to be used for learning and general robotics, also will set the starting point for next incoming IMU based ArduPilot's (at the end of this year) and lot more! The code is based on the very well known Arduino Environment and is Open Source (of course!).The hardware consists on 3 axis accelerometers/gyroscopes, dual power regulator (3.3v and 5v), GPS port, an Atmega328@16mhz and a lot of status LED's.The code uses Direction Cosine Matrix code (By Bill Premerlani) and some other stuff extracted from ArduPilot (developed by me). You can read more about DCM here.The mass production is not clear yet, but the sensors can be purchased now from SparkFun or from our store. For now i will assemble just a few boards (ready to use) and sell them the next week (controller board with sensors) for around 100 bucks, sorry... For around $99 dlls. =) But being honest i will have to increase tiny bit the price to keep the DIYdrones store alive! Moving the business was kinda expensive.About the boards color, i will kindly ask Nate to change the color to blue because I'm unable to match his red (mine is more like orange). All the incoming boards from us will be blue anyway. =)The code will be released next week with the hardware. Please be patient. Thank you!Here is a demo video:
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  • Now long wait is over. Thank you.
    Where can I download the Arduino code for the ArduIMU ?
  • @ Jordi CC: DIYDrones Store

    Hi there,

    I recently placed an order for the ARDUIMU but there were no Ublox GPS units in stock.

    Out of desperation, i ordered a Ublox GS407 unit from sparkfun (sparkfun is also out of GS406). Will this work with the IMU without any software modification? Also, can I make simple cable adapter for the EM406 socket with the smd connector from spartkfun?

    Look forward to your reply.

  • Yes it is a great deal...I have already ordered one. Thank you!

  • Developer
    Yes includes all sensors (the mother and daughter boards). In otherwords includes all the gyros and 3 axis accelerometer.

    Is not a great deal?
  • Purchased one, thanks Jordi!

    @David, FTA: "Includes the pin headers and all the sensors needed, some assembly is required.", so I believe it includes both the expansion boards.
  • Developer
    Got to interface
  • Hi Jordi,

    I agree with Aaron that it would be good to clarify how the ArduIMU you just linked:

    relates to the two boards available from sparkfun:
    ADXL330/LISY300 v2
    LISY300 Breakout Board

    So do duplicate the ArduIMU we need:
    1 of the ArduIMU board,
    1 of the Expandable IMU Breakout board, and
    2 of the LISY300 breakout boards?

    Or does the ArduIMU board come with the other breakout boards included for $99.

  • Jordi,

    Is it necessary to buy the ArduIMU in order to obtain the code? Or will the code be released separately?

  • Just to be sure Jordi... I purchased: (The Ardupilot Main sensor board) That is not included right?
  • Purchased... Thanks!!! :)
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