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Mwahbi88

Dear all,

I am using the acceleormeter (specifically MPU 6050) to measure the vibrations of some railway  components. However, it is crucial for me to be able to control the sampling rate of the accelerometer.

Since I am relatively new to to this, I have been using a sketch i found on one of the youtube tutorials, however I couldnt figure out how can i control the sampling rate, please see below the sketch. Any suggestions on how i can do that in this sketch would be much appreciated ??

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#include <Wire.h>

long accelX, accelY, accelZ;
float gForceX, gForceY, gForceZ;

long gyroX, gyroY, gyroZ;
float rotX, rotY, rotZ;

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);
  Wire.begin();
  setupMPU();
}


void loop() {
  recordAccelRegisters();
  recordGyroRegisters();
  printData();
  delay(0);
}

void setupMPU(){
  Wire.beginTransmission(0b1101000); //This is the I2C address of the MPU (b1101000/b1101001 for AC0 low/high datasheet sec. 9.2)
  Wire.write(0x6B); //Accessing the register 6B - Power Management (Sec. 4.28)
  Wire.write(0b00000000); //Setting SLEEP register to 0. (Required; see Note on p. 9)
  Wire.endTransmission(); 
  Wire.beginTransmission(0b1101000); //I2C address of the MPU
  Wire.write(0x1B); //Accessing the register 1B - Gyroscope Configuration (Sec. 4.4)
  Wire.write(0x00000000); //Setting the gyro to full scale +/- 250deg./s
  Wire.endTransmission();
  Wire.beginTransmission(0b1101000); //I2C address of the MPU
  Wire.write(0x1C); //Accessing the register 1C - Acccelerometer Configuration (Sec. 4.5)
  Wire.write(0b00000000); //Setting the accel to +/- 2g
  // Wire.write(0b00011000); //Setting the accel to +/- 16g
  Wire.endTransmission();
}

void recordAccelRegisters() {
  Wire.beginTransmission(0b1101000); //I2C address of the MPU
  Wire.write(0x3B); //Starting register for Accel Readings
  Wire.endTransmission();
  Wire.requestFrom(0b1101000,6); //Request Accel Registers (3B - 40)
  while(Wire.available() < 6);
  accelX = Wire.read()<<8|Wire.read(); //Store first two bytes into accelX
  accelY = Wire.read()<<8|Wire.read(); //Store middle two bytes into accelY
  accelZ = Wire.read()<<8|Wire.read(); //Store last two bytes into accelZ
  processAccelData();
}

void processAccelData(){
  gForceX = accelX / 16384.0;
  gForceY = accelY / 16384.0;
  gForceZ = accelZ / 16384.0;
  // uncomment below for -/+16g range maeasurements
  //gForceX = accelX / 2048.0;
  //gForceY = accelY / 2048.0;
  //gForceZ = accelZ / 2048.0;
}

void recordGyroRegisters() {
  Wire.beginTransmission(0b1101000); //I2C address of the MPU
  Wire.write(0x43); //Starting register for Gyro Readings
  Wire.endTransmission();
  Wire.requestFrom(0b1101000,6); //Request Gyro Registers (43 - 48)
  while(Wire.available() < 6);
  gyroX = Wire.read()<<8|Wire.read(); //Store first two bytes into accelX
  gyroY = Wire.read()<<8|Wire.read(); //Store middle two bytes into accelY
  gyroZ = Wire.read()<<8|Wire.read(); //Store last two bytes into accelZ
  processGyroData();
}

void processGyroData() {
  rotX = gyroX / 131.0;
  rotY = gyroY / 131.0;
  rotZ = gyroZ / 131.0;
}

void printData() {
  Serial.print("Gyro (deg)");
  Serial.print(" X=");
  Serial.print(rotX);
  Serial.print(" Y=");
  Serial.print(rotY);
  Serial.print(" Z=");
  Serial.print(rotZ);
  Serial.print(" Accel (g)");
  Serial.print(" X=");
  Serial.print(gForceX);
  Serial.print(" Y=");
  Serial.print(gForceY);
  Serial.print(" Z=");
  Serial.println(gForceZ);
}

AWOL

Your sampling rate is possibly limited by the slow serial line speed you're using.

Please remember to use code tags when posting code.

Mwahbi88


dwightthinker

Don't use delay() as it is based on millis() that can be off
by as much as 2 miliseconds.
Use micros() with >=.
Dwight

PS You can go back and edit the code tags in.

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