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NEW GUIDE: Adafruit MPU-6050 6-DoF Accel and Gyro Sensor #AdafruitLearningSystem #CircuitPython #Accelerometer @Adafruit

A new guide in the Adafruit Learning System: Adafruit MPU6050 6-axis Accelerometer and Gyro

The MPU-6050 is a popular six axis accelerometer and gyroscope (gyro) that has all the info you need on how things are shakin’ and spinnin’ . With six axes of sensing and 16-bit measurements, you’ll have everything you need to give your robot friend a sense of balance, using the MPU-6050 as its inner ear.

This combination of gyroscopes and accelerometers is commonly referred to as an Inertial Measurement Unit or IMU. Not so long ago, IMUs were the size of a breadbox and cost upwards of $50,000! While you’re not going to be using it to guide your Mars rocket, the MPU-6050 is several orders of magnitude smaller and a bargain at a price three orders of magnitude less!  Now you can add telemetry to your water rocket (with some waterproofing).

See all the details in the new guide now > > >


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