i am starting a new topic because i am really unsure of some of the details of using this device and wanted some feedback from some of the more experienced experts before i waste a bunch of time trying ideas that just wont work.
i bought the 9dof IMU board from sparkfun.com ($124):
if you arent sure what this device can do watch this video from youtube:
anyways i started with the usb breakout board so that i could attach it to a computer and look at the data is was showing. wiring into the breakout board is very straight forward and using it is simple as opening teraterm and setting it on the right com port (and setting it on english, its a little gotcha). in teraterm it give you the choice of which data you want to see (accel, compass, gyro, etc) and then displays that stream in teraterm.
my question to the experts is what would be the best way to wire this into the fez domino? do i just need the power (3.3v and gnd) and then the tx and rx wired to pins that are set as UART tx and rx pins? is there a better way? i am only guessing here. my electronics skills arent as good as my programming skills, ha. any help is certainly appreciated.
here is how i wired the 9DOF IMU to the breakout board for those who feel like trying this out: