6DOF-IMU you say??? What's that?
Well the folks over at Dexter Industries look like they are putting the finishing touches to a new sensor. The IMU stands for Inertial Measurement Unit and the 6DOF means 6 Degrees Of Freedom. What does that mean in normal speak?
Well in layman terms the sensor will be able to not only be able to measure movement in the left/right forward/backward and up/down directions, but will also be able to measure the amount of rotating in all the same directions (can anyone come up with a better explanation?)
Xander over at 'I'd Rather be Building Robots' has a prototype (complete with ridiculously bright LED) and is putting it through it's paces. Can't wait to see what's possible with this sensor!