Adafruit 9-DOF Accel/Mag/Gyro Breakout Board - LSM9DS1
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Adafruit 9-DOF Accel/Mag/Gyro Breakout Board - LSM9DS1

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Part Number:ASD1642

Add motion, direction and orientation sensing to your Arduino project with this all-in-one 9-DOF sensor. Inside the chip are three sensors, one is a classic 3-axis accelerometer, which can tell you which direction is down towards the Earth (by measuring gravity) or how fast the board is accelerating in 3D space. The other is a 3-axis magnetometer that can sense where the strongest magnetic force is coming from, generally used to detect magnetic north. The third is a 3-axis gyroscope that can measure spin and twist. By combining this data you can REALLY orient yourself.

Here is a great 9-DOF breakout, at a very nice price! Design your own activity or motion tracker with all the data. Adafruit has spun up a breakout board that has all the extra circuitry you'll want, for use with an Arduino (or other microcontroller).

The LSM9DS1 is not the same set of sensors as the LSM9DS0. Here are some of the differences:

  • The LSM9DS1 accelerometer has ±2/±4/±8/±16 g ranges.
  • The LSM9DS1 magnetometer has ±4/±8/±12/±16 gauss ranges.
  • The LSM9DS1 gyro has ±245/±500/±2000 dps ranges.

The breakout board version of this sensor has both I2C and SPI interfaces. Attaching it to the Arduino is simple, power Vin and GND with 3-5VDC, and wire up I2C data on SCL and SDA, and you're ready to go! More advanced users can use SPI, the library has support for both. The breakout comes fully assembled and tested, with some extra header so you can solder on so you can use it on a breadboard. Four mounting holes make for a secure connection. The popular power+data pins on one side, and the interrupt pins on the other side for a nice & compact breakout.

The Adafruit tutorial will get you started with wiring diagrams, pinouts, assembly instructions and library code with examples!

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