Motion sensor and motor control device help

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Hi, I am currently designing a stabilisation device for use in water. The general idea is using an inertial motion sensor to detect the orientation and propellors to correct it. I have very little knowledge in this area and was wondering whether I can use a phidget to achieve a wireless feedback system from the sensor to motors to correct the orientation. I have been looking at stepper controllers and motion sensors so far but I'm not 100% sure what the best solution is and how it all fits together. I don't know which components I would need to build such a system or if it is at all possible.

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anorlunda
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Accelerometers are a simple and inexpensive way to start. What you describe is very similar to the way smart phone determine their orientation.

You may be able to make wireless data connections from several sets of sensors to a central controller, and also wireless from the controller to the propeller drives.


Good luck.
 

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