April 17, 2012

GyroStar marine rotation sensor interfaced with Arduino

Michael Carey's experience in the marine electronics industry and with amateur radio means his first ever Arduino project hasn't been the typical blinking LED: instead he interfaced a MuRata GyroStar rotational sensor to a Freetronics Eleven!

The GyroStar is a Piezo-electronic device that measures rotation, and they're used in marine autopilots to keep the boat travelling in a straight line. Michael's idea is to incorporate it into a robot project to help it go into a straight line. Check out his video demo:

Nice work, Michael!

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