Inertia Sensor Questions

So we want to use this sensor on our bot for worlds.
1- What does it do?
2- How can I program it?
3- Does it correct auton if like an example your tray doesn’t flip out?
Im sorry but my builder wants to see what it does and I have no idea what this is.

Please note I am a new coder who isn’t experienced with complex things.


From the part page:

The Inertial Sensor is a combination of a 3-axis (X,Y, and Z) accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope. The accelerometer measures linear acceleration of the robot (including gravity), while the gyroscope electronically measures the rate of rotation about the V5 inertial sensor three-axis.

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so it accurately turns better if that makes sense and make auton more precise.


does it fix auton mistakes like tray not flipping out.

Unfortunately, the inertial sensor cannot detect mistakes like that. You would also have to develop your own code using the sensor if you want it to correct for anything. It doesn’t do everything for you.


Oh ok then Thank you sir.

so…its possible to program it as a gyroscopic corrector, such as how human body can correct its balance, but the programmer would have to develop their own code to do such a task.

@TEXNGAMERS, I hate to break it to you, but this topic is 10 months old and solved. This thread is dead.

For your post, yeah that would be an example of what Matt was saying (go Robopatties!).