Hi,

I am looking to measure xyz co-ordinates (accurate to 1-2 centimetres) of each fixing point, of a new shade sail.

The device I aim to use is the Sparkfun 9DOF IMU.

From what I understand, as time goes on, errors result, and they build up pretty quickly unless I can use a GPS or some kind of filter..?

Just wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction... I am a mech engineer with a little experience with matlab and C++, not much else.

Is this a project I could follow along myself?

The time between measurements would be 30 seconds to 2 minutes, with the possibility to ''zero'' the z axis (vertical) using the ground, directly beneath each fixing.

There would be at most 6 fixing points to measure xyz data.

Thanks for your help in advanced, I will share results/failures as I go

I am looking to measure xyz co-ordinates (accurate to 1-2 centimetres) of each fixing point, of a new shade sail.

The device I aim to use is the Sparkfun 9DOF IMU.

From what I understand, as time goes on, errors result, and they build up pretty quickly unless I can use a GPS or some kind of filter..?

Just wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction... I am a mech engineer with a little experience with matlab and C++, not much else.

Is this a project I could follow along myself?

The time between measurements would be 30 seconds to 2 minutes, with the possibility to ''zero'' the z axis (vertical) using the ground, directly beneath each fixing.

There would be at most 6 fixing points to measure xyz data.

Thanks for your help in advanced, I will share results/failures as I go