Gyroscope Iota V2
Now smaller, lighter, cheaper and with optional PPM output.
Perfect for FPV head tracking, robotics, movement control and why not video games. Based on ATmega328P microcontroller, the 3 axis motion sensor gyroscope allows you to track the movement of the head or arm and replicate it to servos. For Do It Yourself (DIY) home project lover who dreams of doing a head tracking system FPV themselves cheaply.
This system has been specially designed for DIY in electronics or robotics for students to explore electronics or who want their own system, but are less comfortable with advanced programming of accelerometers. You can use one or more axes (X, Y, Z) independently. According to your needs.
- Tiny! Only 1” x 1”
- Lightweight! Only 4 grams
- Control a camera on board an RC plane or a drone with your head for immersive flight experience.
- Control a robotic arm with the movement of your hand.
- As a stabilizer in reverse mode.
- Detect if an object is level or moving.
- Body movements for a video game.
- Servo motors direct connection.
- Connection in the remote control’s training port (PPM) for a long range application
- Optional pulse width modulation (PWM)
- For analog outputs, please see the Iota LPF version
You want to use the accelerometer signals to another type of application? Get the Iota V2 and plug it into your Arduino microcontroller according to the video and use the sketch file provided (which you can adapt to your needs), and look for new possibilities to suit your needs. (video shows the version 1 of Iota but it is the same method).
Servo signal with Arduino
I built a camper-van and used the Iota for a self leveling bed. The bed is suspended on four 1M long lead screws which allow it to rise up for storage in the ceiling. In the down position, push a button and it self levels. It's much simpler than configuring & filtering an IMU and works pretty well, connected to an Arduino Nano. I only rated it 4 because it would be even better with an I2C / Serial interface as well as PPM.