We have added four sensors in Geppetto for you to use in your designs and projects.
We have a wide-array of sensors available in Geppetto and are continuously adding more everyday. If you can’t find a sensor you need, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A gyroscope is a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity.
L3GD20H from ST
This gyroscope is a low-power three-axis angular rate sensor. It can be used on motion sensing, drones, game consoles, and game controllers.1
A magnetometer is a device used for measuring magnetism.
BMM150 from Bosch
BMM150 is a low power and low noise 3-axis digital geomagnetic sensor. It’s commonly used on drones, augmented reality applications and location-based services, indoor and outdoor navigation, gaming, and pointing devices.2
An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is a device that measures and reports force, angular rate, and sometimes orientation of the body using a combination of accelerometers, gyroscope, and sometimes magnetometers.
BMI055 from Bosch
The BMI055 is an ultra-small, 6-axis inertial sensor, consisting of: A digital, triaxial 12bit acceleration sensor and a digital, triaxial 16bit, ±2000°/s gyroscope.3
Its applications include activity monitoring, step-counting, navigation, vibration measurement (also for active damping), six-dimensional tracking of trajectories, flat detection, tap sensing, menu scrolling, tilt compensation for electronic compass, shock and free-fall detection, and image stabilization.
A barometic is an instrument to measure air pressure.
BMP280 is an absolute barometric pressure sensor especially designed for mobile applications. The sensor module is housed in an extremely compact package. Its small dimensions and its low power consumption allow for the implementation in battery powered devices such as mobile phones, GPS modules or watches.4
It can be used for enhancement of GPS navigation (e.g. time-tofirst-fix improvement, dead-reckoning, slope detection), indoor navigation (like floor detection or elevator detection), outdoor navigation, leisure and sports applications, weather forecast, health care applications such as spirometry, and vertical velocity indication (e.g. rise/sink speed).
Information on this page is taken directly from their respective product pages.
1 L3GD20H (https://www.st.com/en/mems-and-sensors/l3gd20h.html)
2 BMM150 (https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/products/all_products/bmm150)
3 BMI055 (https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/products/all_products/bmi055
4 BMP280 (https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/products/all_products/bmp280)