This is an instructable on how to read a gyro sensor and plot the data using processing software at your desktop. I am using gyroscope model XV81-000 and an arduino. The device is a rough prototype of what will eventually become a self balance robot, this is the first part of the hole thing (read accelerometer and control a motor to self balance).
Step 1: What you need?
- Microcontroller, I used the Arduino board
- Jumper Wires
- Gyroscope XV-8100
Step 2: Building
1� - plug the gyro at the breadboard
2� - plug a small ceramic capacitor to bypass the DC noise between the ground pin and the vout signal. (optional)
3� - add another capacitor to reduce even more the noise between the ground pin and the vcc pin. (optional)
4� - wire ever thing:
- Vo pin from gyro connected to analog port0 at arduino (Blue wire)
- G pin from gyroconnected to ground (White wire)
- V+ pin from gyro connected to Vdd(3.3V) (Orange wire)