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Apr 07, 2019, 03:35 PM
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Gyroscopic Sensor

I run a robotics club that focuses on 15 lb combat robots. It is clear that a good robot driver is more important than just about anything else .

I am wondering if it is possible to improve the drivability of a tank drive robot using a gyroscopic sensor. My thought is that any time the robot exceeds a certain rate of rotation, the gyroscopic sensor reduces the power to the wheels. It would be a huge benefit to be able to rotate the bot in a more controlled fashion.
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Dec 07, 2019, 08:17 AM
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I have been messing with gyros using Arduino.

I followed this video below and got the system spewing out X, Y, and Z data very quickly.

The MPU6050 can be bought very cheaply from BangGoods or probably eBay; just a few buck each. They are very accurate.

If you go to the YouTube site for this guy, all the details to download the code are given in the description for the project. You can also get all the details in his writeup here.

Build an Electronic Level with MPU-6050 and Arduino (33 min 37 sec)
Last edited by nagas; Dec 07, 2019 at 08:25 AM.

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