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Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout - MPU-6050 6DOF Module

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The MPU-6050 Module utilizes both an accelerometer and gyroscope for control over six axes, and can be enhanced to 9DOF with a magnetometer.

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The MPU-6050 Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout is a module capable of measuring 6DOF, or six degrees of freedom, via an integrated accelerometer and gyroscope within a single chip. It operates on 3.3V DC and has two internal I2C Buses – one to interface with Arduino boards and the other to read and relay additional sensor components.

What makes this module so valuable, despite its low cost, is that it is very compact, it’s capable of measuring and relaying speed and tilt easily to Arduino boards, and can even receive additional measurements from a component like a magnetometer before performing complex calculations and delivering only the desired results.

However, before delving too deep into the DMP or ‘Digital Motion Processing’ unit, be sure to do your research, as InvenSense don’t supply enough information on how to utilize the unit – as a way of discouraging less experienced users. The information and firmware is available though, so if you are eager to use the MPU-6050 to calculate the values before delivering them to your Arduino board, then you will be excited to know that it’s not only possible, but native to the module.

 

Technical Specifications:

Operating Voltage

– 3.3V DC Maximum

Accelerometer Type

– MEMS

Gyroscope Type

– MEMS

Number of I2C Buses

– 2

Degrees of Freedom

– 6 (Acceleration and Tilt)

Buffer Type

– FIFO

Buffer Size

– 1024 byte

 

 

General Uses and Applications

The MPU-6050 Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout module can be utilized wherever or whenever a project requires acceleration or tilt to be measured, such as in RC helicopters and complex robotics. It can also be connected alongside other MPU-6050 modules if necessary for projects with multiple points requiring acceleration and tilt measurement – or can be upgraded to a 9DOF module with a magnetometer. This functionality at an affordable price has allowed Makers all over the world to utilize the MPU-6050 for projects like:

  • Building remote control helicopters, submarines and other vehicles with high manoeuvrability.
  • Creating a glove that acts as a controller for vehicles like aircraft – where the subtle motions of your hand control the vehicle.
  • Designing your own light-sabre or fun iconic toy from the past that reacts and makes appropriate noises when swung or hit against objects.

These of course are just a few of the exciting projects that Makers have enjoyed with the MPU-6050 Breakout Module, and there are surely many more for you to discover yourself. This module also comes pre-packaged within our Arduino Kits, which are the ideal packs for beginners to learn from, or for veterans to expand their toolkits with.

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Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout - MPU-6050 6DOF Module

Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout - MPU-6050 6DOF Module

The MPU-6050 Module utilizes both an accelerometer and gyroscope for control over six axes, and can be enhanced to 9DOF with a magnetometer.

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