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Old Feb 29, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Grove ITG3200 Gyro


This is the closest gyro I've come across as a plug and play replacement to the Wii Motion Plus. (For those of us that fly tri's, quads & hex's with just a hard wired gyro only... ) Bench testing looks great running Alex's V1.9. I'll transfer this over to one of my Tri's tomorrow and start test flying it.

It's a 5v input but still requires 4.7k ohm pull-up resistors.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/gro...yro-p-750.html

http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/inde..._-_3-axis_Gyro
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Cool!!!
Old Mar 01, 2012, 07:37 AM
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This is the closest gyro I've come across as a plug and play replacement to the Wii Motion Plus. (For those of us that fly tri's, quads & hex's with just a hard wired gyro only... ) Bench testing looks great running Alex's V1.9. I'll transfer this over to one of my Tri's tomorrow and start test flying it.

It's a 5v input but still requires 4.7k ohm pull-up resistors.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/gro...yro-p-750.html

http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/inde..._-_3-axis_Gyro
And this could come in handy too Tim It's an I2C bus. You could easily add components (acc, barom, mag ) as you go.
http://www.epictinker.com/Grove-I2C-Hub-p/acc53133p.htm
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Exactly. It's a clever system. Next time, I'll mount the pull-ups on the side solder tabs. I like the fact that it has a flat bottom too.
Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Everything is mounted and ready to go for maiden. Rock solid in the bench test with mid throttle. The line stayed nice and flat....

-Tim
Old Mar 02, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Just took it for a test flight and it's as smooth as silk. Couldn't be happier!

Maidened a new gyro - The Grove 3 Axis Gyro ITG3200 - 3-2-12 (1 min 26 sec)


-Tim
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:07 PM
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nice ! can you edit my drawing with appropriate connection
to your device ?

i may jump in diy soon
Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:14 PM
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Just took it for a test flight and it's as smooth as silk. Couldn't be happier!

http://vimeo.com/37835130

-Tim
Looks as smooth as the WMP. Nice to know there is something out there to replace our beloved WMP.
Old Mar 03, 2012, 02:48 PM
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nice ! can you edit my drawing with appropriate connection
to your device ?

i may jump in diy soon
Here you go. I keep it simple and fly with just a gyro... (no extra gadgets.)

-Tim
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Retrofitting one of my quads with the new Grove.

-Tim
Old Mar 07, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Just maidened the quad... This gyro is butter smooth!

-Tim
Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Just maidened the quad... This gyro is butter smooth!

-Tim
Awesome! Good to know. Will have to try one on my next project. Although I still have one new in box genuine WMP left.

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Just took it for a test flight and it's as smooth as silk. Couldn't be happier!


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Very nice, & good job !
Old Mar 30, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 04:22 AM
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look very simple ,since long trying my head around with multiwii stuff but couldnt,
where to get these onhms resistors ???
thanks

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