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- MPU9150 (All-In-One) sensor update

Interesting idea. I'll give it a try

If you're going to use sensor stream, let me know and i'll make the control create variables
That would be great. Ideally, I would actually like to use one of the following three Android IMU (sensor streaming apps), but updating the current object to create variables would be better than nothing. (maybe turn it into a plugin and open source it to kick start my conversion to make it work in one of the Android apps. It looks to me like they are very similar to the one iPhone sensor streamer app, but the sensor IDs are different. Otherwise, I think the conversion should be pretty simple.

HyperIMU seems most up to date, but has very few reviews.

Wireless IMU specifcially mentions it can run in the background, which would be nice, but it hasn't been updated since 2012, so if there are issues, I doubt I could get support.

SensorStream IMU+GPS looks like a port of WirelesssIMU last updated in 2013.

All three have links to sample Python code for reading the stream. None seem to have C# APIs.

That would work for me too.

Using an IOS device, I can the blue item in the control display in EZ-Builder tracking the compass, but of course not the specific compass variables (yet) :)

$accelerometerXYZ, $altitude, $GyroscopeXYZ , $Latitude & $Longitude, $MagneticHeading all seem to be there and working

Only downside I see, is that the app needs to have focus on the IOS device

All apps on ios will need focus to run. Android has "services", but they're not used often because it'll slow down the device. Remember, these are phones we're talking about:D Not computers.

The EZ-Builder mobile app, for example, doesn't let the device sleep when it is loaded. That would be a good option for a compass/geo app
In my case at least, the Android device would be plugged in to a 5v power source on the robot. Either in settings, or enabling developer options for devices that don't have a setting for it, you can disable sleep when externally powered.

Also, if I were to run the IMU app in the background, it would be because I would be running Skype or Duo or Hangouts in the foreground to have remote video conferencing with whoever is in front of the robot, so it would be held awake anyway.