Hello there forum,
First of all me and my friend are really new to the arduino scene, so please . For a school project we decided to create a simple self-balancing robot. For guidance on our project we decided to take a look at projects that other people have made (for example http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=8871.0). We noticed almost all existing projects use analog IMUs. On these pages we also read that analog IMUs are a lot simpler to use than the digital ones (because converting the data to something useful seemed pretty easy :D).
So after reading the guides other people made we decided to buy an accelerometer + gyroscope combo (which If i’m correct is an IMU, correct me if i’m wrong) to do some testing. However when we tried to find the analog IMUs they used in their projects (most of them being from sparkfun) we found out all of them were discontinued and replaced by digital ones. When we looked into digital we didn’t understand it at all (namely all the I2C stuff).
Any advice on what we should do? Are there alternatives to digital IMUs or will we be forced to try to understand digital?
(sorry if this is a bit of a noob question!)