TinyShield Gyroscope Tutorial

by TinyCircuits Staff February 15, 2016

TinyShield Gyroscope Tutorial


Overview

The TinyShield Gyroscope features the high performance and lower power ST L3G4200D 3-axis gyroscope. The L3G4200D allows measurement of angular rates in three axes. There is also an integrated temperature sensor built in. 


Materials:

      


Powering the System

The ST L3G4200D is a low power device, drawing 6.1mA at full power mode and can be configured to draw much lower current at slower operating rates. Due to the low power, a coin cell battery is sufficient to run this board.

The Gyroscope TinyShield includes a local voltage regulator and level-shifters, so your TinyDuino system can operate from 3 to 5 Volts safely.


Using the Gyroscope TinyShield

The Gyroscope TinyShield uses the I2C bus to communicate between the TinyDuino processor and the ST L3G4200D. Below is a sample sketch to get the data for all three axises and display them on the USB serial port using Codebender:

 


Downloads

TinyShield_Gyro_Sketch



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