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    Question Phidgets compass

    Would this sensor work with Phidget's interface kit? I think it should, since it's said to work with 3V and 5V applications.
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    I don't know much about the phidgets but it should be possible to make that sensor work with just about any microcontroller. SPI is a one-wire serial bus that can easily be implemented on a free GPIO line.

    Magnetic compass sensors won't work reliabily near large metal objects (like a car) or other sources of electro magnetic radiation.

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    yeah you could just put it between the two huge metal balls that large metal ships use for their compasses. that'll straighten it out
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    this compass from PNI will NOT work with phidgets... as mentiond above it can be used with a micro that has a free SPI line. Phidgets dont have features like GPIO line and SPI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takissd
    this compass from PNI will NOT work with phidgets... as mentiond above it can be used with a micro that has a free SPI line. Phidgets dont have features like GPIO line and SPI.
    Damn it Is there some Phidget-compatible, USB or RS232 compass available? So far my -ing skills failed me
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