Randi Eckstein grilled Elecia White (@logicalelegance) on inertial sensors: when to use accelerometers vs. gyroscopes; gyroscopes vs. rate sensors; how to make an inertial measurement unit; the basics of quaternions and Kalman filters; what products need which sensors (and why).
Other good resources:
- Sensor Wiki (excellent visualizations)
- Guide to using IMU (step by step practical information starting with ADC capture)
- Sparkfun inertial sensor buying guide (descriptions on what's available and how to differentiate between them)