Iota V2 – Gyroscope Sensor in tiny dimensions
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Iota V2 – Gyroscope Sensor in tiny dimensions

De Martin Cote @ kickstarter.com designed v2 of his gyroscope sensor that is able to track movement on 3-axis. The new board is smaller, lighter, cheaper and has PPM output to connect on your RC remote control. He writes: Here is the evolution of my successful Gyroscope Sensor. Now...

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L20G20IS Gyroscope: The secret behind the perfect picture
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L20G20IS Gyroscope: The secret behind the perfect picture

STMelectronics introduces a super tiny two-axis gyroscope (L20G20IS), a Micro-Electro-Mechanical system (MEMS) designed for the optical image stabilization for Smartphones with less energy consumption compared to its predecessor (L2G2IS). A gyroscope, or gyro for short, adds an...

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Flight controller unit evaluation board for drones
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Flight controller unit evaluation board for drones

The STEVAL-FCU001V1 board from ST is designed to support quadcopter drone designers with the latest solutions for motor control, sensors and and microcontroller. A complete sample FW project allows the designer to begin flying small and medium size quadcopters (with brushed or...

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Open-Hardware Reaches The Outer Space with UPSat Satellite
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Open-Hardware Reaches The Outer Space with UPSat Satellite

Libre Space Foundation completed the mission of building a completely Open-Source 2U CubeSat Satellite from scratch. It’s called “UPSat”. On April 18th at Cape Canaveral in Florida, Atlas V Rocket launched Private Cygnus Cargo Ship, and UPSat was among its cargo. With both...

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MEMS — A 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018
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MEMS — A 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018

Thanks to Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems MEMS technology, which will be a 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018, our mobile phones are equipped with accelerometers and gyroscopes so they know the direction and rotate our mobile screen as needed. The applications of MEMS had expanded...

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Tiny motion sensor fits wearable devices
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Tiny motion sensor fits wearable devices

by Susan Nordyk @ edn.com: Bosch Sensortec’s BMX160 is a 9-axis motion sensor touted as the smallest in the industry for wearable and augmented/virtual-reality devices. The miniature device is housed in a 2.5×3.0×0.95-mm, 14-pin LGA package, small enough for smartphones, smart...

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LSM6DSL – 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope
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LSM6DSL – 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope

Two low-power 6-axis inertial modules introduced from STMicroelectronics, the LSM6DSL and LSM6DSM. Both they pack a 3-D digital accelerometer and a 3-D digital gyroscope in a miniature package. These modules consume 0.4 mA in combo normal mode and 0.65 mA in combo high-performance...

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Intel and Banzi presented Arduino 101 and Genuino 101
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Intel and Banzi presented Arduino 101 and Genuino 101

by Zoe Romano @ blog.arduino.cc: Today during Opening Conference at Maker Faire Rome, Josh Walden Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation and Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, announced the upcoming release of Arduino 101 (U.S.) and Genuino 101 (outside the U.S.). The board...

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