Espritmodel.com Telemetry Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:14 PM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2012
6 Posts
Discussion
Sensors from CSG Shop

I have purchased two pcb's with sensors from CSG Shop http://www.csgshop.com/. Unfortunately, the pcb's have no information on how to connect them, and so far I have been unable to obtain this information otherwise. The information I need is pinout information, but simple example code would also be very much appreciated - especially Arduino software. The sets I purchased are these: 11DOF IMU Board 3.3V HMC5883L BMA180 MS5611 ITG3200 NEO-6Q GPS and MS5611-01BA03 Barometric Pressure Sensor Variometer.

Has anyone made sensors from CSG Shop work, or is it simply a ripoff?

Any help would be highly appreciated.
janbor is offline Find More Posts by janbor
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:36 PM
York Electronics
Gary Warner's Avatar
Dallas Tx USA
Joined Apr 1999
2,505 Posts
Kind of a rough web site. Have you tried contacting them for datasheets?
Gary Warner is offline Find More Posts by Gary Warner
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:38 PM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2012
6 Posts
Yes. I sent them an email but have received nothing...
janbor is offline Find More Posts by janbor
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:47 PM
York Electronics
Gary Warner's Avatar
Dallas Tx USA
Joined Apr 1999
2,505 Posts
I hate doing on-line business with stores that don't have phone numbers.
Gary Warner is offline Find More Posts by Gary Warner
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:05 PM
Reduce the drama...
rick.benjamin's Avatar
USA, OR, Damascus
Joined Apr 2004
4,043 Posts
MS5611-01Ba03 barometric pressure sensor datasheet
http://www.meas-spec.com/product/t_product.aspx?id=8503
rick.benjamin is offline Find More Posts by rick.benjamin
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:14 PM
Reduce the drama...
rick.benjamin's Avatar
USA, OR, Damascus
Joined Apr 2004
4,043 Posts
11DOF IMU and more
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1437371
rick.benjamin is offline Find More Posts by rick.benjamin
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:41 AM
RIP Ric
Andy W's Avatar
Marietta, GA
Joined Jun 1999
43,312 Posts
If you didn't already have their datasheets, how would you know they would work for your project?
..a
Andy W is offline Find More Posts by Andy W
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:51 AM
York Electronics
Gary Warner's Avatar
Dallas Tx USA
Joined Apr 1999
2,505 Posts
If I was to buy a board like this, I'd expect at least a pin out of the carrier board. It's also common to get at least access to the datasheets of the individual devices on the board. When it comes time to code it's a real time saver to have everything in one place and even extra special when someone takes the time to collect the pertinent data in one place, i.e. I2C device addresses, data flow bytes, etc.. I don't think the request is unreasonable.
Gary Warner is offline Find More Posts by Gary Warner
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 03:36 PM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2012
6 Posts
I can get data for the individual sensor, and I have, but I have no information on how to connect to them. The board has 11 pins - none are labeled. I don't even know which is power. I bought the board assuming such information would be available. It would seem I was wrong. Without this information the board is brick.
janbor is offline Find More Posts by janbor
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:05 PM
York Electronics
Gary Warner's Avatar
Dallas Tx USA
Joined Apr 1999
2,505 Posts
If you really can't figure out what the pins are on the carrier board, post a high resolution, in focus shot of each side of it. I'm sure we can help you figure out which pin is what. I'd be glad to be a part of this.
Gary Warner is offline Find More Posts by Gary Warner
Last edited by Gary Warner; Sep 24, 2012 at 09:43 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:11 PM
Reduce the drama...
rick.benjamin's Avatar
USA, OR, Damascus
Joined Apr 2004
4,043 Posts
link to discussion on 11DOF
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...f#post21174174
Data sheet Neo 6
http://www.u-blox.com/en/gps-modules...-6-family.html
Data sheet MS5611-01BA03
http://www.meas-spec.com/product/t_product.aspx?id=8503
rick.benjamin is offline Find More Posts by rick.benjamin
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:30 PM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2012
6 Posts
Here are the top and bottom of the device. It seems to me that this is a multilayered PCB, so some of the wires are impossible to track...or not? It would be fun to see it work as I have several things to use it on.




I have realized the dealer at least, is rubbish so today I purchased an All In One Pro flightcontroller V1.1. It has more than I need, but if it behaves satisfactory we will purchase 30, for a start, so I need hardware and a retailer I can trust. The fact that software is readily available and free is a bonus obviously.
janbor is offline Find More Posts by janbor
Last edited by janbor; Sep 25, 2012 at 05:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:33 PM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2012
6 Posts
> link to discussion on 11DOF
> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...f#post21174174

Hmm. Seems to me then the problem was presented before, but never solved.
janbor is offline Find More Posts by janbor
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:31 AM
York Electronics
Gary Warner's Avatar
Dallas Tx USA
Joined Apr 1999
2,505 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by janbor View Post
> link to discussion on 11DOF
> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...f#post21174174

Hmm. Seems to me then the problem was presented before, but never solved.
Links fails

Even manually looking up post#21174174 fails
Gary Warner is offline Find More Posts by Gary Warner
Last edited by Gary Warner; Sep 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:56 PM
York Electronics
Gary Warner's Avatar
Dallas Tx USA
Joined Apr 1999
2,505 Posts
The pictures help, but nothing definitive, Looks like pin 1 (closest to the end of the board) is I2C Clock, pin 2 is I2C data, pin 7 is ground and pin 8 is B+, but don't hold me to this.

This board looks way too much like the boards this guy on RCG is pushing, From what I've read, he's not forthcoming about the pin connections on some of his boards in open posts and requires you to privately contact him for the information. Maybe a quick PM to him with a picture of the board you have will be fruitful.
Gary Warner is offline Find More Posts by Gary Warner
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rave $ 9.99 ARF airplane from hobby shop??! MikeRx Electric Plane Talk 1 Sep 23, 2012 02:27 AM
Discussion Can you use a gps sensor from a FY-21a for eagle tree system? Tonyatrre FPV Talk 1 Aug 21, 2012 12:45 AM
Discussion What are the TOP 5 shops you would recommend to shop online from? Patrick Plawner Electric Plane Talk 35 Oct 08, 2008 01:12 AM