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Coming soon: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

Dexter Industries 6 DOF IMUDexter Industries are currently developing a great new sensor, a proper 6 Degree of Freedom (DOF) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for the NXT. It consists of two sensors on a single board; a 3-D gyroscope and a 3-D accelerometer. Both sensors can measure their respective values on the X, Y and Z axes.

The sensor, like many of the other Dexter Industries products before it, comes with a very bright U-R-Blind LED™ to indicate when it’s powered on. This light is also useful when trying to find your way out of a dark cave.

I’m currently working on a driver for it which will be part of the Driver Suite, of course.

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.