2020-07-01 (W) InCompass

I knew I could run some example code and talk with the BNO055 IMU, so I tried the bunny example, which is visible on the Adafruit product page, but I could not get it to run in Chrome. I didn't spend long on that example, which wasn't part of the project.

With the previous hardware, I had a color screen for debugging, and data display. A plain Arduino usually starts with a serial monitor, and that means a physical tether to a computer. Now that I was through that stage, I soldered three test leads to an addressable 12LED ring, and moved the hardware to a solderless breadboard.

I made a few changes to the IMU example code. The first change was adding the NeoPixel code, and the second was speeding it up. There was a long delay between readings so that it wouldn't overwhelm the serial port monitor with tons of unusable data.

Overnight, I left the unit running to test for drifting, but it seemed to track the location well. There may have been some drift, but I didn't have the serial data coming across, so I can't say how much. I only had the LED ring, and those lights are thirty degrees apart.
Device rotation and "stationary" light

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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