Pimoroni MSA301 3DoF Motion Sensor Breakout

SKU: CE06457 Brand: Pimoroni
A simple 3 Degrees of Freedom accelerometer breakout that measures acceleration in three axes - X, Y, and Z. If you need simple and reliable motion detection for your project, then this is a great choice!
Special Price $13.43 AUD, inc GST
Regular Price $15.80 AUD, inc GST
$12.21 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Tue, 5th of Mar

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2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

This accelerometer has a few nifty features built-in too. It has interrupted for motion in each axis, double-tap detection, and freefall detection. This built-in support means that you can detect each of these types of motion with a single line of code, rather than having to code a whole function yourself.

The MSA301 3DoF breakout has an I2C interface and is 3.3V or 5V compatible. Like Pimoroni's other Pimoroni breakouts, Pimoroni has designed it so that you can solder a piece of right-angle header onto it and then pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 6, 9).

It's also compatible with Pimoroni's fancy Breakout Garden, where using breakouts is as easy as just popping it into one of the six slots and starting to grow your project, create, and code.

Features

  • MSA301 3DoF Motion Sensor
  • ±2/±4/±8/±16 g linear acceleration
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • I2C interface (address 0x26)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Raspberry Pi-compatible pinout (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Compatible with Arduino
  • Python library
  • Dimensions: 19x19x3mm

Kit includes

  • MSA301 3DoF Motion Sensor Breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right angle header

Software

Pimoroni has put together a Python library that you can use to read data from your MSA301 3DoF Breakout, and an easy one-line installer to install everything.

Pimoroni's software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $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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