Arduino/Genuino 101 CurieIMU Gyro

With this tutorial you learn to read the gyroscope raw values and convert them into an angular velocity around each of the three axes. This information is useful to measure rotational movement around the three axes, something that acceleration can't measure if the movement is continuous.

Hardware Required

The Circuit

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No additional hardware is needed to use this tutorial.

Software Essentials

Libraries

CurieIMU.h is the library that gives access to all the parameters, features and readings of the IMU chip of the 101 board. This unit contains a three axes accelerometer and a three axes gyroscope. This library is part of the 101 board core and it is loaded together with the core files for Arduino or Genuino 101. In this tutorial we read the raw gyro values.

Functions

float convertRawGyro(int gRaw) - transforms the raw data read from the gyroscope (gRaw) into a value expressed in degrees per second (°/s). The formula of the function must be adjusted to match the gyroscope range set with setGyroRange.

Code

/*
 * Copyright (c) 2016 Intel Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 * See the bottom of this file for the license terms.
 */


/*
   This sketch example demonstrates how the BMI160 on the
   Intel(R) Curie(TM) module can be used to read gyroscope data
*/


#include "CurieIMU.h"

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600); // initialize Serial communication
  while (!Serial);    // wait for the serial port to open

  // initialize device
  Serial.println("Initializing IMU device...");
  CurieIMU.begin();

  // Set the accelerometer range to 250 degrees/second
  CurieIMU.setGyroRange(250);
}

void loop() {
  float gx, gy, gz; //scaled Gyro values

  // read gyro measurements from device, scaled to the configured range
  CurieIMU.readGyroScaled(gx, gy, gz);

  // display tab-separated gyro x/y/z values
  Serial.print("g:\t");
  Serial.print(gx);
  Serial.print("\t");
  Serial.print(gy);
  Serial.print("\t");
  Serial.print(gz);
  Serial.println();
}

/*
   Copyright (c) 2016 Intel Corporation.  All rights reserved.

   This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
   modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
   License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
   version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

   This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
   Lesser General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
   License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
   Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA

*/

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