The Great Search: 9 DoF IMU sensors / LSM9DS1 Alternative #TheGreatSearch #DigiKey @DigiKey
On this week’s Great Search (video), given the news about LSM9DS1 price hikes (and BNO0xx unavailability), we’re looking for alternatives to this chip. While there isn’t a drop-in replacement, we’ll chat about some things to look for in IMU sensors and algorithms you can use to create orientation-aware electronic hardware.
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