[Tinkerphones] [Gta04-owner] Status GTA04A5

Moritz Schilling moritz.k.schilling at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 15:58:26 CEST 2016


Very cool, thanks Bosch :)

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 3:26 PM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com
> wrote:

> Hi,
> here a brief status update:
>
> * components have all arrived, except one
> * the one is a new one which IMHO compensates for waiting some more days!
>
> Thanks to generous support by Bosch Sensortec we got an option to buy the
> BNO055 intelligent 9-axis Absolute Orientation Sensor, which includes
> sensors
> and sensor fusion in a single package. It combines an accelerometer
> (position),
> gyroscope (rotation speed) and compass (absolute position) and a
> microcontroller
> in a single package. All data can be read through I2C.
>
> So this means we directly get the orientation data e.g. for Replicant
> games and
> augmented reality (which needs a working camera...) right from this chip
> and do
> not need to run complex algorithms on our own.
>
>         https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/products/all_products/bno055
>
> This chip will be installed in addition to the BMC150 and BMG160 (because
> we
> already have bought them). And, the BME280.
>
> We have already tested this chip on a Pyra handheld prototype mainboard
> which
> also has place for it and we have got someone who has written a first
> kernel driver:
>
>         http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-kernel.git;a=shortlog;h=
> refs/heads/work/test/bno055
>
> It is not perfect yet, but shows that the sensor will work.
>
> All this mens that thanks to Bosch support, we will very soon have a very
> modern
> orientation sensor in our open smartphone platform.
>
> BR,
> Nikolaus
>
>
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