[Gta04-owner] Status GTA04A5

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Tue Aug 16 19:40:00 CEST 2016

> Am 16.08.2016 um 19:19 schrieb Thierry GRAUSS <tgrauss at f-gp.eu>:
> Hi,
> 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

We can try to put all these into the next generation device :)
And a Geiger counter...

> Turn your phone in a mobile weather forcast station :) can be useful to
> warn of weather danger too.

Not the worst thing to have for hiking and biking activities :)

> Regards
> Thierry
> 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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