[Tinkerphones] [Gta04-owner] Status GTA04A5

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Aug 21 09:42:01 CEST 2016


> Am 21.08.2016 um 09:25 schrieb Butrus Damaskus <butrus.butrus at gmail.com>:
> Hi Nikolaus!
> I didn't read the datasheet yet so just a quick question: is it still possible to read the raw data from the sensors (just in the case we can do better interpolations in software than what the Boschs' MCU does)?

As far as I know: yes. BTW: we will also have the two other sensors.


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