[Gta04-owner] Status GTA04A5
tgrauss at f-gp.eu
Tue Aug 16 19:19:51 CEST 2016
Too bad we have the BME280 instead of the more complete BME680 (to have
air quality using a gas sensor too).
A TMP007 would have been nice too to be able to sense the temperature
of an object without contact.
Nice to have : SI1145 for light (UV index, IR, Visible light)
And of course the AS3935 for lightning sensing
Turn your phone in a mobile weather forcast station :) can be useful to
warn of weather danger too.
On Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:26:51 +0200
"Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> here a brief status update:
> * components have all arrived, except one
> * the one is a new one which IMHO compensates for waiting some more
> 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.
> 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:
> 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.
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