- Easy-to-use 9 Degrees of Freedom IMU
- Utilizes the LSM9DS1 motion-sensing system-in-a-chip
- 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer – nine degrees of freedom (9DoF) in a single IC
- Each sensor supports a wide spectrum of ranges
The SparkFun 9DoF Sensor Stick has onboard LSM9DS1 from STMicroelectronics is equipped with a digital interface, but even that is flexible. The biggest difference between the two boards, besides the slimmed down 0.9"x0.4" footprint, is the number of broken-out pins, with the Sensor Stick featuring only four for quick setup and ease of use.
The LSM9DS1 is one of only a handful of ICs that can measure three key properties of movement – angular velocity, acceleration and heading – in a single IC. By measuring these three properties, you can gain a great deal of knowledge about an object’s movement and orientation. The LSM9DS1 measures each of these movement properties in three dimensions. That means it produces nine pieces of data: acceleration in x/y/z, angular rotation in x/y/z, and magnetic force in x/y/z.
3 acceleration channels, 3 angular rate channels, 3 magnetic field channels
±2/±4/±8/±16g linear acceleration full scale
±4/±8/±12/±16 gauss magnetic full scale
±245/±500/±2000dps angular rate full scale
I2C serial interface
Operating Voltage: 3.3V