Dev Tools

BNO070 Development Kit

Hillcrest offers two software tools to accelerate your development and prototyping with the Freespace® MotionEngine. The Freespace MotionStudio toolkit and the libfreespace open source library are free to download and support all Freespace reference kits.

The BNO070 Development Kit is a demonstration and evaluation platform for the BNO070. The development kit is designed as a ‘shield’ that can connect to open prototyping platforms such as the Arduino™ (pending) and STM32 Nucleo (included with the kit).

Contents of the Development Kit include:

Hillcrest BNO070 Development Board
STMicroelectronics Nucleo F411RE Development Board

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Freespace MotionStudio

Freespace MotionStudio Screenshot

Freespace MotionStudio is an intuitive toolset that provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface to allow developers to accelerate the evaluation of Freespace motion technologies and products. It provides tools for experimenting with Freespace-enabled devices connected to a PC running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7.

Freespace MotionStudio includes:

  • Motion Chart: Plot and log motion data.
  • Mouse Display: Display mouse motion, buttons and scroll wheel data in real time.
  • Virtual Object: Display a virtual object that moves with the physical Freespace device.
  • Fitts’ Law Test: Test pointer performance.
  • Reference Kit Configuration Tools: Additional tools including firmware upgrade, button/LED configuration, and device reorientation.



Libfreespace is an open source library that enables rapid development of custom applications for devices using Freespace motion technology.With libfreespace you can:

  • Discover and connect to Freespace enabled devices
  • Get calibrated linear acceleration and angular velocity measurements
  • Get calibrated angular position (orientation) measurements
  • Control power management and enable continuous measurement mode
  • Update the configuration and firmware of Freespace devices

Supported platforms include Linux 2.6, Windows XP, Vista, and 7, and other platforms that support libusb 1.0

To download libfreespace:

For libfreespace examples:

For libfreespace support:!forum/libfreespace

To download the HCOMM Reference Manual:  HCOMM Reference Manual