What is the difference between an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer? What would you use each for? If you aren’t sure, let me explain.
The entertaining host of the Embedded.fm podcast, Elecia White will explain the differences and each inertial sensor’s best uses, on their own and in combination. She will detail the most common ways to put them together and help you determine which are the best choices for your products.
The talk will discuss how to replace buttons with accelerometers, how that leads to gesture recognition, and why integrating to get location is a more difficult problem than it sounds. While you might not be able to implement a Kalman filter by the end of the session, you will know why it matters.
Author of O’Reilly’s Making Embedded Systems and host of the weekly Embedded podcast, Elecia White has worked on DNA scanners, inertial measurement units for airplanes and race cars, toys for preschoolers, a gunshot location system for catching criminals, and assorted other medical and consumer devices. She is the founder of Logical Elegance, an embedded systems consulting company based in San Jose.
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