Three Arduinos and MPU GY-521 (I2C)

Hi,

I have three arduinos conected by I2C without a problem, I'm trying to conect a MPU GY-521 (gyroscope/acelerometer) to the system but I have some voltage problems, fist to all, I don't have problem conecting the MPU with the arduino (when is only one)

the three arduinos, they are conected like this:

the MPU requires only 3.3V but SCL and SCA I think have more voltage, so when I connected the 3.3v to the MPU it works, but after some seconds it freezes, this also happened me when, by mistake, I connected 5v to the MPU, so I think it's a voltage problem.

I hope to be clear, and someone can help me with this problem best regards

You might be able to pull the bus up to 3.3V instead of 5V.

If you do, make sure you disable the internal pullups on your Arduinos ("digitalWrite(SDA,LOW)"/"digitalWrite(SCL,LOW)"...) right after you call Wire.begin().

hey fungus, thanks!
it seems to work well, now what happen if I want to connect another sensor that works at 5v? most they work at 5

and one more question, when they are connected by I2C, is like arduino and sensor are slave to the master?
I have a RTC module which has the same direction with the MPU so it has been a problem, also they have different voltage, I’m trying to solve that but I don’t know how, do you have any idea how solve it?

thanks again!

I keep having problems, I’m trying to send the raw data of the MPU sensor who is in a slave arduino, to the master arduino, I can read the raw data of the MPU, and also I can send data from the slave to the master, with the information of this topic:

I got to send 3 theoretical int variables (who should be X, Y and Z axis) but when I try to merge the two codes.

the master didn’t receive nothing, to get the gyroscope data I’m using tthe following sketch:

// I2Cdev and MPU6050 must be installed as libraries, or else the .cpp/.h files
// for both classes must be in the include path of your project
#include "I2Cdev.h"
#include "MPU6050.h"

// Arduino Wire library is required if I2Cdev I2CDEV_ARDUINO_WIRE implementation
// is used in I2Cdev.h
#if I2CDEV_IMPLEMENTATION == I2CDEV_ARDUINO_WIRE
    #include "Wire.h"
#endif

// class default I2C address is 0x68
// specific I2C addresses may be passed as a parameter here
// AD0 low = 0x68 (default for InvenSense evaluation board)
// AD0 high = 0x69
MPU6050 accelgyro;
//MPU6050 accelgyro(0x69); // <-- use for AD0 high

int16_t ax, ay, az;
int16_t gx, gy, gz;



// uncomment "OUTPUT_READABLE_ACCELGYRO" if you want to see a tab-separated
// list of the accel X/Y/Z and then gyro X/Y/Z values in decimal. Easy to read,
// not so easy to parse, and slow(er) over UART.
#define OUTPUT_READABLE_ACCELGYRO

// uncomment "OUTPUT_BINARY_ACCELGYRO" to send all 6 axes of data as 16-bit
// binary, one right after the other. This is very fast (as fast as possible
// without compression or data loss), and easy to parse, but impossible to read
// for a human.
//#define OUTPUT_BINARY_ACCELGYRO


#define LED_PIN 13
bool blinkState = false;

void setup() {
    // join I2C bus (I2Cdev library doesn't do this automatically)
    #if I2CDEV_IMPLEMENTATION == I2CDEV_ARDUINO_WIRE
        Wire.begin();
        digitalWrite(SDA,LOW);
        digitalWrite(SCL,LOW);
    #elif I2CDEV_IMPLEMENTATION == I2CDEV_BUILTIN_FASTWIRE
        Fastwire::setup(400, true);
    #endif

    // initialize serial communication
    // (38400 chosen because it works as well at 8MHz as it does at 16MHz, but
    // it's really up to you depending on your project)
    Serial.begin(38400);

    // initialize device
    Serial.println("Initializing I2C devices...");
    accelgyro.initialize();

    // verify connection
    Serial.println("Testing device connections...");
    Serial.println(accelgyro.testConnection() ? "MPU6050 connection successful" : "MPU6050 connection failed");

    // use the code below to change accel/gyro offset values
    /*
    Serial.println("Updating internal sensor offsets...");
    // -76	-2359	1688	0	0	0
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getXAccelOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // -76
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getYAccelOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // -2359
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getZAccelOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 1688
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getXGyroOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 0
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getYGyroOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 0
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getZGyroOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 0
    Serial.print("\n");
    accelgyro.setXGyroOffset(220);
    accelgyro.setYGyroOffset(76);
    accelgyro.setZGyroOffset(-85);
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getXAccelOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // -76
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getYAccelOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // -2359
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getZAccelOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 1688
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getXGyroOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 0
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getYGyroOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 0
    Serial.print(accelgyro.getZGyroOffset()); Serial.print("\t"); // 0
    Serial.print("\n");
    */

    // configure Arduino LED for
    pinMode(LED_PIN, OUTPUT);
}

void loop() {
    // read raw accel/gyro measurements from device
    accelgyro.getMotion6(&ax, &ay, &az, &gx, &gy, &gz);

    // these methods (and a few others) are also available
    //accelgyro.getAcceleration(&ax, &ay, &az);
    //accelgyro.getRotation(&gx, &gy, &gz);

    #ifdef OUTPUT_READABLE_ACCELGYRO
        // display tab-separated accel/gyro x/y/z values
        Serial.print("a/g:\t");
        Serial.print(ax); Serial.print("\t");
        Serial.print(ay); Serial.print("\t");
        Serial.print(az); Serial.print("\t");
        Serial.print(gx); Serial.print("\t");
        Serial.print(gy); Serial.print("\t");
        Serial.println(gz);
    #endif

    #ifdef OUTPUT_BINARY_ACCELGYRO
        Serial.write((uint8_t)(ax >> 8)); Serial.write((uint8_t)(ax & 0xFF));
        Serial.write((uint8_t)(ay >> 8)); Serial.write((uint8_t)(ay & 0xFF));
        Serial.write((uint8_t)(az >> 8)); Serial.write((uint8_t)(az & 0xFF));
        Serial.write((uint8_t)(gx >> 8)); Serial.write((uint8_t)(gx & 0xFF));
        Serial.write((uint8_t)(gy >> 8)); Serial.write((uint8_t)(gy & 0xFF));
        Serial.write((uint8_t)(gz >> 8)); Serial.write((uint8_t)(gz & 0xFF));
    #endif

    // blink LED to indicate activity
    blinkState = !blinkState;
    digitalWrite(LED_PIN, blinkState);
}

doing some test I realise that the problem is when the MPU initialize

accelgyro.initialize();

anyone know what can be the problem?