Friday, December 23, 2011

Pololu Goodies

Happy Holidays to those who celebrate!  Despite my fear of sounding like an advertisement, I love Pololu. Great people; they have always been friendly to me, and they come up with some really cool robots and components.

A few weeks ago I received a package with my Black Friday spoils and it was just like Christmas had come early.

Can't wait to try some high speed line following...

Mmmmm... tank treads.
Besides the above, I also ordered a 9DOF IMU and have implemented an AHRS using Pololu's sample code running on an ATmega328P.

3 comments:

  1. Hah, you are not the only one who loves Pololu, I too now have a 3pi from the black Friday sale (along with several other bits). Now to find something to do with it.

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  2. Is this the 9dof you used, MinIMU-9? I have one of those on order that should arrive tomorrow, I was going to try their code on it when it got here... it looks like you already did that!

    How is it working out so far?

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  3. I got the MinIMU-9, yeah. It was really easy to get the Arduino talking to it with the DCM-based algorithm using their sample code. Comparing with the CHR-6dm, I observed it's less stable when siting still. I like it for the simplicity of the programming environment. Though I may try porting the code to something else (LPCXpresso, mbed, I don't know yet). I'm not looking forward to hassling with Ride7 to reprogram the CHR-6dm. :(

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