Accelerometer+Magnetometer Triple-axis (Compass) Board LSM303

Accelerometer+Magnetometer Triple-axis (Compass) Board LSM303

Accelerometer+Magnetometer Triple-axis (Compass) Board LSM303

He told you "Go West, young maker!" - but you don't know which way is West! Ah, if only you had this triple-axis accelerometer/magnetometer compass module. Inside are two sensors, one is a classic 3-axis accelerometer, which can tell you which direction is down towards the Earth (by measuring gravity). The other is a magnetometer that can sense where the strongest magnetic force is coming from, generally used to detect magnetic north. By combining this data you can then orient your project!
We based this breakout on the latest version of this popular sensor, the LSM303DLHC. This compact sensor uses I2C to communicate and its very easy to use. Since it's a 3.3V max chip, we added circuitry to make it 5V-safe logic and power, for easy use with either 3 or 5V microcontrollers. Simply connect VCC to +3-5V and ground to ground. Then read data from the I2C clock and data pins. There's also a Data Ready and two Interrupt pins you can use (check the LSM303 datasheet for details)
If using with an Arduino, its extra-easy to get started as we already wrote a nice little Arduino library to get you started. Simply download our library and connect the SCL pin to your Arduino's I2C clock pin, and SDA pin to your Arduino's I2C data pin and upload our test program to read out accelerometer and magnetic field data.


Write a review

Please login or register to review
  • Views: 1750
  • Brand: Adafruit
  • Product Code: 1120
  • Availability: 1
  • ₱757

Tags: adafruit, acclerometer, magnetometer accelerometer+magnetometer, triple-axis, (compass), board, lsm303, position-angle-displacement-speed-acceleration

The Sharp distance sensors are a popular choice for many projects that require accurate distance mea..

This Color TFT LCD display has 128 x 128 resolution and 262 color, it uses SPI interface to communic..

This RFID kit includes a 13.56M RF reader module, which makes use of the RC522 IC, plus two (2) ..

This is a highly integrated module popularly used for entry detection, it can simply and easily to a..

A Relay is a digital switch to control much higher voltages and currents than your normal Arduino bo..

PHP 25 per 5 piecesThis Breadboard jumper wire male to female end connectors...

PHP 25 per 5 pieces of wire This is a splittable 40 pin 30mm length dual male jumper wire for 2..

PHP 25 per 5 pieces of wire200mm dual-female dual-row DuPont jumper switch multiple colours. Both te..

The reed switch is an electrical switch operated by an applied magnetic field. When the device is ex..

This HC-SR04 has stable performance and high ranging accuracy. Compared to the Sharp IR ranging modu..