Does anyone know if it is possible to interface the xsens mti with the audrino board, can it be done
Paul

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Comment by Giles Barton-Owen on May 11, 2009 at 9:44am
It's just a serial interface
You need to find the pins (not to hard) and make a serial inverter (RS232 to TLL). Then the interface is quite simple and open. They are very expensive though (£1000 ($1500)). also on a long curve the mti would get misaligned. Neat hardware though (and software of course)
Comment by Paul Har on May 11, 2009 at 12:15pm
Thanks Giles.
I already have an Xsense mti so I thought it might be ideal do you know if there is any code about.
Paul
Comment by Giles Barton-Owen on May 11, 2009 at 12:28pm
They are rare. Do you not know the baud rate (set it to 115200(?) if you can) and then look at the protocol. It is pretty open. I dont think there will be any code and it should be quite simple.
Comment by Paul Har on May 11, 2009 at 12:37pm
I have all the manuals and SDK with sample programs and it all works the baud rate is 115200 Because it has a built in compass I didn't think it would drift at all, but not sure. but I can't write code. So would need help anyway.
Paul
Comment by Giles Barton-Owen on May 11, 2009 at 12:44pm
The drift is acceleration outwards. the one with the GPS corrects for curves whereas the one without will re correct it self to a different 0 degrees mark. (sorry for the poor explanation). With the info it should be quite easy and quick to write the code. I want one of those modules lots (am doing a QuadCopter so balancing is my primary concern)
Comment by Paul Har on May 11, 2009 at 1:11pm
Are you in the UK?
Comment by Giles Barton-Owen on May 12, 2009 at 12:08pm
Yes
Comment by Paul Har on May 17, 2009 at 8:34am
Would you be interested in writing a program for this application?

Paul
Comment by Giles Barton-Owen on May 17, 2009 at 10:19am
mm...Should be easy enough. What did you have in mind?
Comment by Paul Har on May 17, 2009 at 11:30am
Well I have all the SDK and manual if you are interested I could email the coms info, I am not sure whether the arduino will process the data fast enough so it.

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