BPI-M2 Berry use GY-521 Six-axis attitude sensor

BPI-M2 Berry use GY-521 Six-axis attitude sensor.

Gy-521 is the 6DOF sensor with the three-axis acceleration and three-axis gyroscope with MPU6050 module. The following author will introduce the method of reading attitude data using I2C.


Gy-521 GND VCC SDA SCL was connected to GND VCC SDA SCL of banana pie bpi-m2 Berry development board.


Then power the development board and log in to the terminal to enter the following command .i2c-tools and python-smbus

sudo apt-get install i2c-tools python-smbus

Then enter the following command to view the I2C interface location.

ls /dev


then you can see it have i2c-0 i2c-1 i2c-2 i2c-4,

i2cdetect -y number


From the figure above, you can see gy-521 on i2c-2, and enter the following command to create the python script mp6050.py.

vi mp6050.py

Enter the following code

import smbus
import time

bus = smbus.SMBus(2)
bus.write_byte_data(0x68, 0x6b, 0)

while True:
    gyro_data = bus.read_i2c_block_data(0x68, 0x43, 6)
    accel_data = bus.read_i2c_block_data(0x68, 0x3b, 6)

    gyro_x = ((gyro_data[0] << 8) + gyro_data[1])
    gyro_y = ((gyro_data[2] << 8) + gyro_data[3])
    gyro_z = ((gyro_data[4] << 8) + gyro_data[5])

    accel_x = ((accel_data[0] << 8) + accel_data[1])
    accel_y = ((accel_data[2] << 8) + accel_data[3])
    accel_z = ((accel_data[4] << 8) + accel_data[5])
    print('gyro: x=%05d, y=%05d, z=%05d \t\t accel: x=%05d, y=%05d, z=%05d'%(gyro_x,gyro_y,gyro_z,accel_x,accel_y,accel_z))

After the ESC key is saved, enter the following command to run.

python mp6050.py

The following figure shows the printout of the gy-521 raw data.

Press CTRL + C to stop

Next, create a scaled python data script to read mpu-6050.py.

vi mpu-6050.py

Enter the following code:

import smbus
import math

power_mgmt_1 = 0x6b
power_mgmt_2 = 0x6c

def read_byte(adr):
    return bus.read_byte_data(address, adr)

def read_word(adr):
    high = bus.read_byte_data(address, adr)
    low = bus.read_byte_data(address, adr+1)
    val = (high << 8) + low
    return val

def read_word_2c(adr):
    val = read_word(adr)
    if (val >= 0x8000):
        return -((65535 - val) + 1)
        return val

def dist(a,b):
    return math.sqrt((a*a)+(b*b))

def get_y_rotation(x,y,z):
    radians = math.atan2(x, dist(y,z))
    return -math.degrees(radians)

def get_x_rotation(x,y,z):
    radians = math.atan2(y, dist(x,z))
    return math.degrees(radians)

bus = smbus.SMBus(2) 
address = 0x68    

while True:
    print "gyro data"
    print "---------"

    gyro_xout = read_word_2c(0x43)
    gyro_yout = read_word_2c(0x45)
    gyro_zout = read_word_2c(0x47)

    print "gyro_xout: ", gyro_xout, " scaled: ", (gyro_xout / 131)
    print "gyro_yout: ", gyro_yout, " scaled: ", (gyro_yout / 131)
    print "gyro_zout: ", gyro_zout, " scaled: ", (gyro_zout / 131)

    print "accelerometer data"
    print "------------------"

    accel_xout = read_word_2c(0x3b)
    accel_yout = read_word_2c(0x3d)
    accel_zout = read_word_2c(0x3f)

    accel_xout_scaled = accel_xout / 16384.0
    accel_yout_scaled = accel_yout / 16384.0
    accel_zout_scaled = accel_zout / 16384.0

    print "accel_xout: ", accel_xout, " scaled: ", accel_xout_scaled
    print "accel_yout: ", accel_yout, " scaled: ", accel_yout_scaled
    print "accel_zout: ", accel_zout, " scaled: ", accel_zout_scaled

    print "x rotation: " , get_x_rotation(accel_xout_scaled, accel_yout_scaled, accel_zout_scaled)
    print "y rotation: " , get_y_rotation(accel_xout_scaled, accel_yout_scaled, accel_zout_scaled)

Save and enter the following command to run.

python mpu-6050.py

The data reads as follows:


Hi…I’ve got an GY-521 accelerometer/gyro/temp sensor (which has an MPU-6050 as sensor), when I read the accelerometers raw values the x-axis and y-axis give about right value (between -4,096 and 4,096 is what it should be) but the z-axis gives me a value between -3645 and 4699 (can be inaccurate). When i look at this it seems like there has been added about 500 to it.

order pcb