Category Archives: Pololu 9DOF IMU

IMU heater

I am using a Pololu 9-DOF module as the IMU for my robot. Its a very small device (1.0*0.8″) using MEMS bases gyro, accelerometer, and magnetometers. The trouble is these sensors have some drawbacks. The first is that MEMS sensors … Continue reading

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LSM303 bug fixed!

After several very frustrating days, I have found the root cause of my bad readings. It was not in the sensor or in its setup. It was in fact the the TWI/I2C driver code that I took from the ATMEL … Continue reading

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Woes with a LSM303DLHC

I have a Pololu 9 DOF IMU (version 2) that uses an LSM303DLLC for the magnetometer and accelerometer. With these two sensors you can create a tilt compensated compass. It was my plan to do exactly that to get heading … Continue reading

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Magnetic flux

I have been playing with the magnetometer in the Pololu 9DOF IMU. I recorded the data into a CSV file and plotted it in Excel. At the time I did not think much about it, but one evening as i … Continue reading

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AS3935 details

After a very frustrating weekend, I am pretty confident I have the worst of the integration problems behind me. The Embedded Adventures board is a very nice board but did take the choice of SPI or I2C out of my … Continue reading

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Temperature stabilization of the IMU

I have a Pololu 9DOF IMU that I plan to use for the Sparkfun AVC competition. One thing (of a few thousand!) that has me worried is the bias of the sensors as a function of temperature. The datasheet indicates … Continue reading

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