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9-Axis IMU TinyShield

9-Axis IMU TinyShield


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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.

To learn more about the TinyDuino Platform, click here

    To see what other TinyShields this will work with or conflict with, check out the TinyShield Compatibility Matrix

    ST LSM9DS1 9-Axis DOF Specs

    • 3 acceleration channels, 3 angular rate channels, 3 magnetic field channels
    • ±2/±4/±8/±16 g linear acceleration full scale
    • ±4/±8/±12/±16 gauss magnetic full scale
    • ±245/±500/±2000 dps angular rate full scale
    • 16-bit data output
    • “Always-on” eco power mode down to 1.9 mA
    • Embedded temperature sensor
    • Embedded FIFO
    • Position and motion detection functions
    • Click/double-click recognition

    TinyDuino Power Requirements

    • Voltage: 3.0V - 5.5V 
    • Current: 4.6mA (Normal Mode).  Due to the low current, this board can be run using the TinyDuino coin cell option

    Pins Used

    • A5/SCL - I2C Serial Clock line
    • A4/SDA - I2C Serial Data line


    • 20mm x 20mm (.787 inches x .787 inches)
    • Max Height (from lower bottom TinyShield Connector to upper top TinyShield Connector): 5.11mm (0.201 inches)
    • Weight: 1 gram (.04 ounces)
    • You can also use this shield without the TinyDuino – there are 0.1″ spaced connections for power, ground, and the two I2C signals along the side of the TinyShield to allow you to connect a different system.  Warning: Revision 4 boards have a mistake on the silkscreen, the pin marked VCC is actually SCL, the pin marked SCL is actually SDA, and the pin marked SDA is actually VCC. If you connect this up the way it is marked you will not damage the board. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    carl mikeman

    Will be glad to share it with you as soon as provisional patent for my application is in. It will be a medical application having to do with positional vertigo and instability. May take a while in development.

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    I use tiny circuits for prototyping all kinds of work projects. The quality is consistently good. The examples in the learning sections are great if you're just getting started but the code is well documented if you want to get a tad more advanced.