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Feb 19, 2019

Project update 10 of 10

Determining Acceleration Using Sensything

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:

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 labelBNO080Colour
SDASerial DataBlue
SCLSerial ClockYellow

Using Arduino IDE

Connecting to the webserver

Download the full code

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