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FLORA Accelerometer/Compass Sensor - LSM303 - v1.0

SKU: ADA1247

$25.00 AUD, inc GST
FLORA Accelerometer/Compass Sensor - LSM303 - v1.0
25 AUD

SKU: ADA1247

$25.00 AUD, inc GST
100 units ship in 4 to 6 days (delivered by Fri, 27th of Jan)
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Add motion and direction sensing to your wearable FLORA project with this high precision 3-axis Accelerometer+Compass sensor. Inside are two sensors, one is a classic 3-axis accelerometer, which can tell you which direction is down towards the Earth (by measuring gravity) or how fast the board is accelerating in 3D space. The other is a magnetometer that can sense where the strongest magnetic force is coming from, generally used to detect magnetic north. By combining this data you can then orient yourself.

Adafruit based this sensor on the latest version of this popular sensor, the LSM303DLHC. The sensor has a digital (I2C) interface. Attaching it to the FLORA is simple: line up the sensor so its adjacent to the SDA/SCL pins and sew conductive thread from the 3V, SDA, SCL and GND pins. They line up perfectly so you will not have any crossed lines. You can only connect one of these sensors to your FLORA, but you can connect other I2C sensors/outputs by using the set of SCL/SDA pins on the opposite side.

Get started with the FLORA Accelerometer with Adafruit's guide on the Adafruit Learning System! It uses the same Arduino library as Adafruit's conventional form LSM303 breakout. The example and library code will work 'out of the box' with FLORA. Simply download Adafruit's library and connect the 3V/SCL/SDA/GND pins, install the library properly and upload Adafruit's test program to read out accelerometer and magnetic field data.









Flora Accelerometer/Compass Sensor - LSM303 (17:38)

Technical Details

  • 0.55"/14mm diameter, 0.07"/1.8mm thick
  • This board/chip uses I2C 7-bit addresses 0x32 & 0x3C.

Datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, and Fritzing object available in the product tutorial

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Documentation and Resources:
  • How to network XBee and the Arduino
  • Want to setup a wireless XBee network between some Arduinos and your PC? We're going to show you how. We will be using Series 1 XBee modules alongside some XBee Explorer USB modules from Sparkfun to set up our own Personal Area Network (PAN). All the...
  • What are Xbee Modules?
  • Wi-Fi, as we know it, is a form of wireless communication based on the 802.11 standards as outlined by the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). If you're paying attention to it, you'll notice an appendage to this standard tha...

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