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Intel Galileo Essentials by Richard Grimmett

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Connecting an accelerometer or gyro to the Galileo

The ability to measure speed and tilt is important in many robotics applications. This can tell you how fast your robot is traveling, and in what direction. Fortunately, there are chips that can do this for you. One of those is the MPU-6050, which provides a complete set of information on movement, including acceleration and tilt. For more information on this type of device, see https://www.sparkfun.com/pages/accel_gyro_guide. There are several different manufacturers who place this chip on a small board accessible to the Galileo. One of these is the SparkFun version, the Sparkfun SEN-11028, available at www.sparkfun.com. It is pictured here:

The interface to the board is quite simple, with only ...

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