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04-16-2008, 09:49 PM
I read some posts about self balancing vehicle
people used accelerometer and gyrometer both
i understood use of accelerometer but couldnt understand why
gyrometer is needed or is it really needed at all???
can anyone help...

06-30-2009, 02:47 PM
hi sjerry4u even i was searching for this exact problem if you get the solution please put it here and solve my problem too

06-30-2009, 10:05 PM
@shashankiim: Accelerometers are used to determine the direction of tilt. Gyros are used to determine the rate of tilt. Refer to this page (clickie) (http://members.optusnet.com.au/a4x4kiwi/scooter/). And, if all else fails try this (clickie) (http://tinyurl.com/la34go)

Hope this helps,


Debu :)

06-30-2009, 10:39 PM
hi debu

thanks for the reply...
it was really helpful...

but i had some other problem too

this was the question i had earlier asked...


can you please tell me what is the basic problem in my idea ??
i saw the video links given in reply

but there i suppose people have not implemented PID
however i am planning to implement it...

will my idea work ?

any help will be highly appreciated