[Tinkerphones] [Gta04-owner] Status GTA04A5

Thierry GRAUSS tgrauss at f-gp.eu
Tue Aug 16 18:57:02 CEST 2016



All these sensors means we can average the data to reduce the noise of
the sensors.



 On Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:26:51 +0200
"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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