Matlab - PhidgetSpatial 3/3/3

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Matlab - PhidgetSpatial 3/3/3

Postby balinte94 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:23 am

Hi guys,

I am facing problem with the 1044 PhidgetSpatial. I kindof figured out the code to get some data. But this is a 1x30000 or more array for X Y Z acceleration and its too much if it samples every 5ms. Also, its repeating data for 5-6 times.
I did a lot of research, google burned up by phidgetspatial and Matlab searches but I am stuck. The user guide of phidget 1044 is also helpless.
What I want is to have the data read into Matlab and each with a corresponding timestamp in the IMU (DataRate).
E.g.: time(s) X acc Y acc Z acc
0.05 0.037 0.015 -0.998
0.1 0.036 0.013 -1.002
0.15 ...
0.2 ...

Can someone link something which can guide me through? OR if someone has a working code with anything similar is also helpfull.


clc, clear all



handle = libpointer('int32Ptr');
calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidgetSpatial_create', handle);
calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidget_open', handle, -1);
calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidgetSpatial_getDataRate', handle, -1)

if calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidget_waitForAttachment', handle, 2500) == 0
disp('IMU Opened')

% Start code

rt = 3; % run time for 3 seconds to see sampling

i = 0;
while rt >= toc
i = i+1;

Acc_Xdata = libpointer('doublePtr',1);
% Acc_Ydata = libpointer('doublePtr',1);
% Acc_Zdata = libpointer('doublePtr',1);

calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidgetSpatial_getAcceleration', handle, 0, Acc_Xdata);
% calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidgetSpatial_getAcceleration', handle, 1, Acc_Ydata);
% calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidgetSpatial_getAcceleration', handle, 2, Acc_Zdata);

Acc_X(i) = Acc_Xdata.Value;
% Acc_Y(i) = Acc_Xdata.Value;
% Acc_Z(i) = Acc_Xdata.Value;


disp('Could not open IMU')

% clean up
calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidget_close', handle);
calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidget_delete', handle);

%unloading the library too quickly causes issues.
unloadlibrary phidget21;

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Re: Matlab - PhidgetSpatial 3/3/3

Postby mparadis » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:38 am

You can use CPhidgetSpatial_setDataRate to set the data rate to be slower.

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Re: Matlab - PhidgetSpatial 3/3/3

Postby balinte94 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:41 am

It throws me the same answer as _getDataRate. If this work what should I write?
calllib('phidget21', 'CPhidgetSpatial_setDataRate', handle, 4)

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Re: Matlab - PhidgetSpatial 3/3/3

Postby Patrick » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:48 pm

Data Rate isn't going to help you in Matlab because it affects the event rate and Matlab doesn't support events - the best you can do is poll the data yourself. The data will be updated every 8ms. If you want to get every piece of data, you need to read it out faster than every 8ms, and you will end up with duplicate data and need to deal with that.


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