Create a Digital Compass with the Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi
Check out Part 1 of this tutorial from Mark Williams on how to build a digital compass using the Raspberry Pi:
This will be a multipart series on how to use a digital compass(magnetometer) with your Raspberry Pi.
The magnetometer used in these tutorials is a LSM303D which is on a BerryIMU. We will also point out where some of the information can be found in the Datasheet for the LSM303D. This will help you understand how the LSM303D works.
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