TinyShield 9-Axis Sensor Board Tutorial

by TinyCircuits Staff March 22, 2016

TinyShield 9-Axis Sensor Board Tutorial

This TinyShield lets you measure 9 degrees of freedom (9DOF) with your TinyDuino and features the ST LSM9DS1 - a system-in-package featuring a 3D digital linear acceleration sensor, a 3D digital angular rate sensor, and a 3D digital magnetic sensor.

The LSM9DS1 has a linear acceleration full scale of ±2g/±4g/±8/±16 g, a magnetic field full scale of ±4/±8/±12/±16 gauss and an angular rate of ±245/±500/±2000 dps.

The 9 Axis TinyShield incorporates level shifters and a local power supply to ensure proper and safe operation over the entire TinyDuino operating voltage range up to 5V.

Here is a link to a sample sketch (zip) for the 9-Axis TinyShield.  If you're new to using Arduino or TinyCircuits, click here for how to set up the Arduino IDE to upload the sketch.  

Plug in your TinyDuino to your computer with the USB TinyShield and the 9-Axis TinyShield attached.

Open the Arduino IDE and open up the example sketch that you have downloaded.  Then upload it to the TinyDuino.

Open up the Serial Monitor (at 115,200 baud) and you should see the data being read from the 9-Axis sensor.  



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