As part of accumulating data for Sensything applications we have been tinkering with a lot of unique sensors. Among the experiments we have done, we would like to showcase an interesting sensor - the SparkFun VR IMU Breakout - BNO080 (Qwiic). The breakout consists of the Bosch’s BNO080 which is a triple axis IMU sensor (combination of accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer) with a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+.
Outstanding breakout board features:
Rapid sensor development for:
Among the numerous inbuilt capabilities of this breakout board, we are keen to feature the accelerometer in this IMU breakout. Basically accelerometers are used to sense vibrations or the rate of change in the velocity of the object. Using Sensything as an interface board we have set up the sensor to detect the rate of acceleration. The rate of change is directly displayed by connecting to a web server.
Making the connections:
|Sensything pin label||BNO080||Colour|
Using Arduino IDE
Connecting to the webserver
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