Analog Devices has designed a sensor board to help make navigating competition fields much easier. The FRC Inertial Sensor board features a single-axis gyroscope sensor (ADXRS450). It plugs directly into the RoboRIO SPI port for easy installation and use. This board is available as part of the FRC Kit-of-Parts.
WHAT IS IT?
The ADXRS450 Gyro board is a complete ±300°/sec z-axis angular rate sensor (gyroscope) mounted on a simple circuit board designed to plug into the RoboRIO SPI port.
The ADXRS450 is intended for industrial, medical, instrumentation, stabilization, and other high performance applications. The advanced sensor design rejects the influence of linear acceleration, enabling the ADXRS450 to operate in exceedingly harsh environments
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The module senses angular rate (acceleration) up to 300 deg/sec around the Z-axis. With this data, it can help improve autonomous performance and provide advantages in tele-operated control.
HOW DO I USE IT?
The module gets inserted into the SPI port of the RoboRIO, and it can be programmed from there. Installation and application videos along with sample code can be found online at: http://www.analog.com/first
In Kickoff Kit?
Numer of Axes (Gyroscope)
Maximum Rotation Rate (Gyroscope)
More information and code examples will be included as the build season progresses.