New accelerometer magnetometer breakout board created by Adafruit

Hardware

Accelerometer Magnetometer

Accelerometer Magnetometer

The engineering team over at Adafruit has created a new accelerometer magnetometer board which is now available to purchase priced at $8.95. The breakout board has been based on the latest version of the popular LSM303 sensor, the LSM303AGR. “This compact sensor uses I2C to communicate and its very easy to use. Simply download our library and connect the SCL pin to your I2C clock pin, and SDA pin to your I2C data pin and upload our test program to read out accelerometer and magnetic field data.”

“To make life easier so you can focus on your important work, we’ve taken the LSM303AGR and put it onto a breakout PCB along with support circuitry to let you use this little wonder with 3.3V (Feather/Raspberry Pi) or 5V (Arduino/ Metro328) logic levels. Additionally since it speaks I2C you can easily connect it up with two wires (plus power and ground!). We’ve even included SparkFun qwiic compatible STEMMA QT connectors for the I2C bus so you don’t even need to solder! Just wire up to your favorite micro and you can use our CircuitPython/Python or Arduino drivers to easily interface with the LSM303 and get compass measurements ASAP.”

Specifications of the Adafruit LSM303AGR Accelerometer Magnetometer – STEMMA QT Qwiic include :

This board/chip uses I2C 7-bit addresses 0x19 & 0x1E
±50 gauss magnetic dynamic range
1.5 mGauss magnetic sensitivity
Accelerometer ranges: ±2/±4/±8/±16 g
As little as 1mg accelerometer sensitivity
Product Dimensions: 25.4mm x 17.7mm x 4.6mm / 1.0″ x 0.7″ x 0.2″
Product Weight: 1.7g / 0.1oz

The new accelerometer magnetometer is now available to purchase directly from the online Adafruit store price $8.95.

Source: Adafruit

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