Cheap 6 Degree Of Freedom Inertial Measurement Unit

I have finished my Master's Degree, and so I have to return all of the planes and paparazzi hardware which the school bought for my project. So I have begun working on my next project. So far I have purchased a cheap ($100 receiver ready + 2 free lipos!) 2 meter electric glider from Hobby City so that I can continue to fly. If it has enough space in the fuselage, then I may add an autopilot to it later. The glider will keep me flying, so my thumbs won't get too rusty.
I am planning to rebuild my little ground robot, and I am going to give it a 6 DOF IMU. I found that Pololu(also available from sparkfun for similar price) sells a triple axis accelerometer for only $18 and 300deg/s gyros for only $29. So I can build a full 6 DOF IMU for only $110. So I have ordered 3 of the gyros and the accelerometer, and I am planning to build the IMU and run it on my little ground robot for a while until I have the IMU figured out. I am planning to use an arduino to process the IMU data.

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Comment by bGatti on January 9, 2009 at 12:32pm
Those gyros are $11 each if you can solder BGA. (Spark fun has a tut. - recommends $19 hot plate).
Comment by Jay on February 11, 2009 at 3:34am
Hi ,can you send me a link of your graduation thesis or any papers you published on the UAV?
Thanks in advance

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