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tadzioizdat

Goodday, i'm tadzioizdat and i'm new to the forum. I'm making a robot-shaped robot like the one in this instructables, but I have some trouble. It will be almost the same as the one I show here, but with some minor variations, like that the motor (a brushless one throug an ESC) and the servo (for steering) are controlled with an arduino mega and my phone, with a bluetooth shield.

My problem comes with the gyro, I have no damn idea about how to use it. In the instructables it just says "add a gyro for stability" but I don't know how I would do that with the arduino, nor what code i would use for it to create the stability. My gyro is a mystery (it's the brand), bought at dealextreme very cheap, about 20 bucks, and hopefully good enough for this little project.


PD: any ideas for the project would be appreciated too  :smiley-mr-green:

PaulS

You posted in Programming, where we expect to see code, not pictures. Where is your code?

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I have no damn idea about how to use it.

What a shame.

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In the instructables it just says "add a gyro for stability"

Do you have stability problems? Do you know what a gyroscope does?

This really belongs in Project Guidance.

tadzioizdat

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May 10, 2012, 09:50 pm Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 07:55 am by tadzioizdat Reason: 1
Sorry about that, it's definetly better here.


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I have no damn idea about how to use it.

What a shame.


I don't think I would be asking if I knew how to use it. It's my first time using one, and hell, making a robot by myself (not from a kit) so i'm a little lost.

And yes, I know what a gyro is, thanks for asking. I need it because the ball is uncontrollable without one, it wobbles too much.

tadzioizdat

Nothing? Please guys, I just need some advice on how to use the gyro's readings to stabilize the whole ball. =(

dxw00d

Is that a three dimensional gyro, or is it (given that it has the heli picture) just a heading-hold tail-rotor gyro?

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