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Gyro for Turtlebot?

asked 2012-04-05 16:11:44 -0500

Dustin gravatar image

updated 2012-04-06 09:00:49 -0500

I'm in the process of creating my own TurtleBot since I have most of the parts already. However it seems the sparkfun gyro suggested on has been discontinued. Can anyone suggest a good alternate gyro or IMU? Preferably the device would be a drop in replacement for the gyro (i.e. will work with the TurtleBot dashboard w/o modification).

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answered 2012-04-06 09:05:06 -0500

0pc0 gravatar image

This post (gyro-for-turtlebot) seems to answer your problem

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answered 2012-04-06 22:42:23 -0500

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I had not seen that before. Thanks.

Dustin gravatar image Dustin  ( 2012-04-07 06:02:41 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-04-05 20:11:13 -0500

PKG gravatar image

I'd suggest Xens - see this question or Microstrain - see this question.

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Do these interface with the connect the same way the sparkfun gyro does?

Dustin gravatar image Dustin  ( 2012-04-06 05:49:57 -0500 )edit

AFAIK, for the Turtlebot one just needs angular rate (gyro) information about the z-axis. It appears to me that full 6/9 DOF XSens and Microstrain IMUs are overkill for this application, especially considering their cost.

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image Stefan Kohlbrecher  ( 2012-04-06 22:18:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-04-07 03:39:58 -0500

Ryan gravatar image

If you're looking for something which can integrate directly into your PC but doesn't have the cost of Xsens or Microstrain, these IMUs have worked well for us in the past.

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