The Shimmer 9DoF Calibration Application has just been updated, and is now available via the members section of the website.
The latest version (v1.0) now provides automated calibration for the 9DoF’s Gyro and Magnetometer, along with the automated Accelerometer calibration that was associated with version 0.1 of the application.
With an improved user interface and a step by step video tutorial the application facilitates fast and simple calibration of the Shimmer 9DoF IMU.
The application is accompanied by a detailed manual with a step-by-step guide, and is supported by a demonstration video. The application is freely available to all members of the Shimmer website.
Visit the webpage for more details, and to watch the video tutorial.
A recent video posted by Intel explains the technology behind SmartBay, a flagship project and a major innovation, incorporating wireless communications into a marine platform.
Shimmer has been selected as a key component for the SmartBay platform, which is being developed under the Irish governments’ SmartOcean Strategy. The platform is a network of buoys, seafloor cables and other infrastructure supporting a range of sensors, information systems, telemetry and other communication technologies that provide the basis for real-time oceanographic monitoring.
It aims to facilitate the convergence of expertise in areas such as informatics, communications, sensors, software, control systems and mechanical engineering, and link them with marine science.
Watch the short introduction on the project below:
Meanwhile, development of the Shimmer platform and sensor modules has continued unabated. We recently launched two new sensor modules over the past couple of months with the Magnetometer and 9DoF modules adding to our Kinematics / IMU range.
With the same form factor as the rigid Gyro, the Magnetometer and 9DoF modules benefit from a planar design to reduce alignment errors, improve mechanical stability, and provide a programmable button for application control.
The Magnetometer provides excellent data capture of slow movements and stationary orientation. The 9DoF (Mag/Gyro on one board) when combined with Shimmer’s integrated accelerometer provides nine degrees of freedom motion capture. For more information visit the Magnetometer and 9DoF product pages.