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# how do I use the data from a ITG-3200 gyro?

I have a ITG-3200 gyro on a breakoutboard from sparkfun. I got the I2C-communication working and I get a steady stream of data but I can't make anything sensible from it. Does Anyone have have experience with Gyros?

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Best Answer 8 years ago

I found this algorithm that supposedly should help get the angle is to have the angular rate multiplied by the time [angle = angle + w * dt]

This is where i saw it.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Angle-measurement-using-gyro-accelerometer-and-Ar/step3/Some-extra-information-before-we-proceed/

That being said, I have no idea how to implement this yet. If you have any idea please let me know. Hope that helps.

8 years ago

Have you actually read the datasheet for the gyro ? Its full of useful info, like what the contents of the internal registers means......

Answer 8 years ago

I have read it indeed and I have no problem with the content of the registers but I need a way to translate the ADC outputs into usefull data like degrees rotation. So my problem is not directly in the Gyro but with the processing of the data.

Answer 8 years ago

There is an really great explanation of Gyros and Accelerometer here. Filled with some useful formulas https://www.instructables.com/id/Accelerometer-Gyro-Tutorial/#step1

Answer 8 years ago

The gyro gives a rate of change of angle +some gravity induced artefacts, which you can null out, if you have a compass as well. . You have to integrate the output wrt time to get an angle, and of course take account of starting conditions for the integration. Steve