PiicoDev Motion Sensor MPU-6050

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Our PiicoDev® Motion Sensor makes it super easy to detect linear or angular motion in your next project. The Motion Sensor features a the ubiquitous MPU-6050 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) featuring 16-bit resolution Accelerometer and Gyroscope. 

  • Measure linear and angular motion
  • Detect freefall or bumps/knocks
  • PiicoDev connector, compatible with Qwiic and STEMMA QT (3.3V only)
  • 2.54mm breakout for breadboarding/prototyping
  • Manufactured and supported in Australia by Core Electronics

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Technical Specifications

  • Default I2C address: 0x68 (Pull ADR high, or solder the address jumper for 0x69)
  • Dimensions: 25.4x25.4mm
  • Mounting Holes: 2x M2.5
  • MPU6050:
    • Operating Voltage: 2.375 to 3.46V
    • Accelerometer Sensitivity: ±2 / ±4 / ±8 / ±16 g
    • Gyroscope Sensitivity: ±250 / ±500 / ±1000 / ±2000 °/s
    • Accelerometer Zero-G output (25°C, worst case): ±80mg
    • Gyroscope Zero-Rate output (25°C): ±20°/s 

Resources:

Also available are PiicoDev Starter Kits - level up your projects by learning how to use a wide range of modern sensors and outputs.

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PiicoDev Overview

PiicoDev is a ecosystem designed for rapid prototyping and maker education. The range includes:

Here are some of the features we have baked into PiicoDev:

  • Unified MicroPython libraries. The same MicroPython code examples will work on all supported platforms.
  • Simple-and-expandable connections. Modules can be connected using a 4-pin connector and daisy-chained to expand projects.
  • Breakout pins. Every module has a breakout section for optional advanced uses.
  • Consistent size. We have taken care to ensure modules are consistent sizes so that they easy for 3D printing cases, stacking and experimenting with.
  • Creative freedom. Simmer all of these features together and you end up with lots of creative freedom while still being a hands-on electronics experience.

PiicoDev electronics modules are designed and manufactured in Newcastle. They are priced for makers and education alike (affordable!). Get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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