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BerryGPS setup Guide for Raspberry Pi

BerryGPS IMU
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BerryGPS-IMU v2 Plate has been designed to fit perfectly with the Raspberry Pi Zero. It is also compatible with all other versions Raspberry Pi, including the Pi 3B+.
BerryGPS-IMU v2 uses the M20048 from Antenova, which is a high quality GPS module which is able to track 22 satellites. The BerryGPS-IMU v2 is a GPS module which also includes the sensors that can be found on the BerryIMU v2 Plate.

BerryGPS-IMU v2 is also fitted with a barometric sensor (BMP280) which can be used to calculate altitude. A temperature sensor is also included.

Sensors included are;

  • GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer (Compass)
  • Barometric/Altitude
  • Temperature

GPS Module M20048

  • Low current consumption, <200uA when using Periodic mode.
  • Antenova M20048  ( MT3337-E chip) GPS module
  • 3.3v supply
  • NMEA 0183
  • UART  4800/9600/38400/115200 bps
  • Channels – 210 PRN / 66 Acquisition / 22 Tracking
  • Max update rate 5 Hz
  • Horizontal position accuracy <2.5m CEP
  • Acquisition sensitivity -148dBm
  • Tracking sensitivity -165dBm
  • Hot start <1s
  • Warm start <25s
  • Cold start <35s
  • Orbit prediction
  • 1PPS Sync
  • Fix LED
  • PPS LED
  • Internal antenna
  • Connector for external antenna
  • SuperCap to help store ephemeris data.

IMU:

An inertial measurement unit, or IMU, measures and reports on velocity, orientation and gravitational forces, using a combination of an accelerometer, gyroscope and a magnetometer.

Controlling Mindstorms EV3 with a Raspberry Pi

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Original Article: The MagPi, The Official Raspberry Pi Magazine

LEGO Mindstorms is a great tool to gain experience in understanding robotics, but what if you wanted to make your own input sensor? In this guide, we will show how simple it is to construct a circuit to control a Mindstorms robot through GPIO in Raspberry Pi.

We will show every step from connecting the robot to writing the code. The result will be a program in Ch, a superset interpreter of C/C++, to control the direction of the robot with a push-button.

Start Up & Run a Robotics Team

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Have you thought about starting a robotics team or do your run one already but want to learn more. Let us show you how. Whether you wish to start a primary or secondary school team, or even an independent team like ourselves, we can guide you through the minefield of what you need to know and do.

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The day will cover:

  • What is FLL and FTC ?
  • The Robots (EV3 and Android).
  • Programming/building/design
  • The FLL and FTC Competitions.
  • Costs of running a team, what to buy, ongoing costs.


Places are limited and booking is essential. Please bring along your own lunch and drinks.

Metal Minds Robotics Inc. – Contact 0415866058

‘Metal Minds Robotics’ FLL Team are Winners & Grinners !

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Thank you to the ‘Metal Minds Robotics’ team for a great FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Competition at the Tasmanian State Championships on Saturday 19 October 2016, held in Hobart. I trust everyone else enjoyed the day at least half as much as I did. It was fantastic to see our future Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, and Mathematicians putting their combined skills together for such a great out come.

Supporting the next generation of Mindstorms Robotics Engineers

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For my son Anthony’s 11 birthday, and I presented him with his very own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set. Previously he was using one of Dad’s LEGO Mindstorms EV3 or LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kits. It was as an early birthday present by a few days, as he needed to practice for the Tasmanian FIRST LEGO League Competition in mid November.

Team #27 ‘Metal Mind Robotics’ 2016 Launch

Examiner Masthead
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Metal Minds Robotics Inc. team members 2016-17

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Virtual Robotics Toolkit for LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Virtual Robotics Toolkit Sumo
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For people thinking of purchasing a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit, but are a little worried about the learning curve, then spending $50 on a copy of the “Virtual Robotics Toolkit” before outlaying $500 on the LEGO kit its self.



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