How to add the MPU6050 Accelerometer Gyro Temperature robot skill
- Load the most recent release of ARC (Get ARC).
- Press the Project tab from the top menu bar in ARC.
- Press Add Robot Skill from the button ribbon bar in ARC.
- Choose the I2C category tab.
- Press the MPU6050 Accelerometer Gyro Temperature icon to add the robot skill to your project.
Don't have a robot yet?
Follow the Getting Started Guide to build a robot and use the MPU6050 Accelerometer Gyro Temperature robot skill.
How to use the MPU6050 Accelerometer Gyro Temperature robot skillThe MPU6050 EZ-Bit module is an all-in-one Gyro/Accelerometer/Temperature sensor over an i2c connection. This ARC control will read data from the sensor and set EZ-Script Variables, respectively. The control will require an Initialization (INIT) before the sensor will return data. If the sensor is not connected, the EZ-B v4 will lock up. This control will not read data automatically. We have provided a ControlCommand() for querying the device and setting the variables. Each time you wish to receive data from the MPU6050, you must ask the control to RUN ONCE with ControlCommand().
Here is an example code for looping every 100 milliseconds to request data from the MPU6050. The data from the MPU6050 will be stored in EZ-Script Variables. You may press the CONFIG button on the control to see what variables are being set with data. Ensure you have an MPU6050 ARC control added and an MPU6050 connected to the i2c of the EZ-B, and paste this code into an EZ-Script control. When this script runs, the MPU6050 will continually update the specified variables with data every 100ms... Check the Variable Watcher to view the data from the sensor.
ControlCommand("MPU6050", Init) :loop ControlCommand("MPU6050", RunOnce) sleep(100) goto(loop)
In this video below, I am using the JD project with MPU. The project can be found on the EZ-Cloud as JD With MPU6050 Accelerometer.
How It Works
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