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Old 15-12-2014, 20:07   #61
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Re: Raymarine Gyro Sensor Upgrade for $25

Thank you for the info! I ordered one of the EVAL-ADXRS624Z and will update the outcome after the 1st of the year.
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Any updates?
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Old 17-01-2015, 03:38   #63
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I will be doing a sea trial on my boat this weekend and will post an update on how the gyro works.
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Old 19-01-2015, 22:20   #64
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Re: Raymarine Gyro Sensor Upgrade for $25

Along similar lines you might want to look at a quadcopter controller. They sell ~$20-40, try hobbyking.com as a first stop or ebay for Chinese source. There are lots of alternatives around with available source code and apps such as multiwii- avr/arduino based,Openpilot- arm based, to name just two. Obviously designed for a quad but as they are they are very stable should eliminate any drift issues. They usually have a gyro, compass and accelerometer and baro chip/s all combined with kalman filtering and can be tuned by PC ap via usb. Perhaps an over kill for a boat but you could also use the baro for weather obs -or see how high you go on the swells?? Most also support two axis camera stabilisation and it is these outputs that I'd hook into as output to the autop; ok only one needed for an autopilot.

I got an email re this thread so maybe I contributed earlier to this thread but haven't looked back. I also recall Sean who contributes to OpenCPN discussing this on his autopilot design on a CF thread some way back.
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Old 20-01-2015, 15:57   #65
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Ok, took the boat out this weekend and it passed the Autolearn process in the sea trial. I really didn't have any sea conditions to test it out on. If the response was set at 5 or above, it was too sensitive.

Now, on to the next item. I have an extra device if anyone is interested. Cost $65.00 plus shipping, I'll sell it for $60.00 plus shipping. The gyro is brand new and never used. If someone would like it setup and ready to plug in, I'll do that for $120.00.

If you would like anymore info, just ask. My email is gwheeler3@gmail.com
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Re: Raymarine Gyro Sensor Upgrade for $25

If I'd like to upgrade my compass/nmea project (see several posts ago), what would be a good compass module as an upgrade? I'd like to improve the demping by making use of a Kalman filter. Any thoughts? The board will be the Arduino uno Rev3.
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Any updates on available gyro sensors?
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Re: Raymarine Gyro Sensor Upgrade for $25

With the increasing popularity of drones and robots, there are lots of gyro sensors (and accelerometers and inertial sensors) out there. SparkFun isn't carrying any analog gyros right now, only digital output. Older autopilots want analog voltage levels from the gyro.

A search on "analog gyro" will give more hits than you care to wade through on Amazon and Ebay, and most are less than US$10 - get two; they're small... ;-)

If you aren't nerdy enough to pick one, get a nerdy friend. When I figure out what my old Wagner wants, I'll choose one and report back. Don't hold your breath.

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