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01-15-2009, 10:03 AM
Where can we buy the gyro & accelerometer? We lost ours.
The FIRST documation says they're made by Diversified Systems but not to contact them. I couldn't find them on the Andy Mark site.
01-19-2009, 07:44 AM
I believe that this season (as in the past), the KOP gyro and accelerometer were custom-made for FIRST and so not commercially available. You may be S.O.L.
You can get similar, but not identical, sensors on easy-to-mount PCB from various sources online. I have used SparkFun (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php?c=85) in the past.
01-19-2009, 11:51 AM
Yes, the KOP sensors are custom for FIRST so you can not purchase or use more than the original quantities, for the team.
A reasonable thing to do would be to ask other teams in your area if they're not using the KOP sensors, if you could buy or swap parts for them. We've swapped parts with teams in the past to get more KOP sensors for testing and practice robots. There is also the "I Have / I Need" feature here on CD.
Lastly, you can purchase sensors at reasonable prices from several vendors. We have used Trossen Robotics (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/), Robot Marketplace (http://www.robotmarketplace.com/store.html), and SparkFun Electronics (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php) to name a few.
SparkFun has numerous accelerometers and gyros which will work directly with the FRC control system.
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