Earl Bollinger of the DPRG has written an article describing the
construction of a low-cost combination gyroscope and accelerometer
sensor. The sensor is based on the Analog Devices MEMS-based ADXRS150
piezo-gyroscope and ADXL202
accelerometer chips. This type of sensor is commonly used in one or
two wheel balancing robots and flying robots. The article includes
schematics, PC board artwork, component lists, and photos.
This is a great article Steve, thanks for posting it.
I think it's great that people take the time to review these things and
save others money and trouble. Now anybody with a PIC micro and about a
hundred bucks can have their own balancing, Segway type robot.
That's what I love about this place, there's so many good ideas
show cased here.
Along these same lines, here:
http://geology.heroy.smu.edu/~dpa-www/robo/nbot/ is a link to "Nbot" a
two wheeled, balancing robot using the same technology.
I didn't know the author was here on Robots Dot Net.
It is good, I love things that take the complex and make them
understandable.. So many people who do things like this make it over
complicated to the point that beginners are swamped.. I am really glad
you made it as plain and easy to understand as you did. A bunch of
people are going to benefit from this.
I just absolutely must have a balancing robot now. Definitely my next