- High speed ARM Cortex-M0 based processor and MEMS accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope on a single die
- A sensor that does the sensor fusion all on its own!
- You can read the data right over I2C
- Assembled and tested, with a small piece of header
If you've ever ordered and wire up a 9-DOF sensor, chances are you've also realized the challenge of turning the sensor data from an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer into actual "3D space orientation"! Orientation is a hard problem to solve. The sensor fusion algorithms (the secret sauce that blends accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope data into stable three-axis orientation output) can be mind-numbingly difficult to get right and implement on low cost real time systems.
Rather than spending weeks or months fiddling with algorithms of varying accuracy and complexity, you can have meaningful sensor data in minutes thanks to the BNO055 - a smart 9-DOF sensor that does the sensor fusion all on its own! This sensor can output: Absolute orientation(Euler Vector, 100Hz and Quatenrion, 100Hz), Angular velocity Vector(100Hz), Acceleration Vector(100Hz), Magnetic Field Strength Vector(20Hz), Linear Acceleration Vector(100Hz), Gravity Vector(100Hz), and Temperature!
Handy, right? Adafruit placed this very nice sensor on its own breakout, complete with 3.3V regulator, logic level shifting for the Reset and I2C pins, an external 32.768KHz crystal (recommended for best performance), and breakouts for some other pins you might find handy. Some soldering is required to attach the header to the breakout PCB, but its pretty easy work.
Size: 20mm x 27mm x 4mm / 0.8" x 1.1" x 0.2"
Header holes begin 4mm from the mounting holes
Mounting Hole dimensions: 20mm x 12mm apart
Uses I2C address 0x28 (default) or 0x29