wiimote_node::IMUSender Class Reference

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def __init__
def run

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Detailed Description

Broadcasting Wiimote accelerator and gyro readings as IMU messages to Topic sensor_data/Imu

Definition at line 224 of file wiimote_node.py.

Member Function Documentation

def wiimote_node::IMUSender::__init__ (   self,
  freq = 100 
Initializes the Wiimote IMU publisher.
    wiiMote: a bluetooth-connected, calibrated WIIMote instance
    freq:    the message sending frequency in messages/sec. Max is 100, because
     the Wiimote only samples the sensors at 100Hz.

Reimplemented from wiimote_node::WiimoteDataSender.

Definition at line 227 of file wiimote_node.py.

def wiimote_node::IMUSender::run (   self  ) 
Loop that obtains the latest wiimote state, publishes the IMU data, and sleeps.

The IMU message, if fully filled in, contains information on orientation,
acceleration (in m/s^2), and angular rate (in radians/sec). For each of
these quantities, the IMU message format also wants the corresponding
covariance matrix.

Wiimote only gives us acceleration and angular rate. So we ensure that the orientation
data entry is marked invalid. We do this by setting the first
entry of its associated covariance matrix to -1. The covariance
matrices are the 3x3 matrix with the axes' variance in the 
diagonal. We obtain the variance from the Wiimote instance.  

Definition at line 240 of file wiimote_node.py.

Member Data Documentation

Definition at line 238 of file wiimote_node.py.

Definition at line 256 of file wiimote_node.py.

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Author(s): Andreas Paepcke
autogenerated on Fri Jan 11 09:15:28 2013