Friday, June 05, 2015

Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield

The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield is based on the BNO055 absolute orientation sensor. The BNO055 is a System in Package (SiP), integrating a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope with a range of ±2000 degrees per second, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit microcontroller running the BSX3.0 FusionLib software. The sensor features three-dimensional acceleration, yaw rate and magnetic field strength data each in 3 perpendicular axes. It also provides the sensor fusion signals such as Quaternion, Euler angles,Rotation vector, Linear acceleration and gravity vector.

In addition, it incorporates an intelligent interrupt engine, which allows for triggering interrupts based on slow or no motion recognition, any motion (slope) detection and high-g-detection.The shield is TinkerKit compatible, which means you can quickly create projects by plugging TinkerKit modules to the board.

The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield has no power jack and is powered only when attached to an Arduino board.

Input and output: 
The shield features several TinkerKit input/output and communication interfaces. Connecting TinkerKit modules can simplify the creation of a project or a prototype.

Physical characteristics: 
The maximum length and width of the 9 Axes Motion Shield PCB are 2.7 and 2.1 inches respectively. Four screw holes allow the board to be attached to a surface or case. Note that the distance between digital pins 7 and 8 is 160 mil (0.16"), not an even multiple of the 100 mil spacing of the other pins.

The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield is compatible with Uno, Yùn, Leonardo, Ethernet, Mega and Due boards. When using the Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield, be sure to solder the Interrupt bridge and Reset bridge in the correct position depending on the board used.

The 9 Axes Motion Shield can be programmed with the Arduino software.

- Triaxial 14-bit accelerometer.
- 16-bit Triaxial gyroscope with a range of ± 2000 degrees per second.
- Triaxial geomagnetic sensor.
- 32-bit microcontroller that runs the software BSX3.0 FusionLib.

This Shield also provides the combined signals from multiple sensors such as quaternion, Euler angles, rotation vector, linear acceleration and gravity vector.