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Automated compass calibration

asked 2015-06-18 11:50:39 -0500

Is there anything out there done for automated compass calibration for ground moving robots?

For not picking up your robot and rotating it in air for doing it?

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Christian

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answered 2015-06-19 10:19:03 -0500

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I have a small script which drives my robot in a circle and calibrates the compass based on the min and max magnetometer readings. It's quite specific to my robot and my custom compass.

I do the drive in a circle open-loop, based entirely on a timer and the assumption that the area around the robot is free.

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Do you have multiple axis on the magnetometer or just a single one?

cyborg-x1 gravatar image cyborg-x1  ( 2015-06-22 05:09:50 -0500 )edit

I'm treating my magnetometer as a 2-axis magnetometer.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2015-06-22 08:36:09 -0500 )edit

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