It’s not hard to find an accelerometer that can measure accelerations up to 16g, but if you need an accelerometer that can measure even larger amounts of acceleration, your options narrow (The ICM20649 is a great sensor and can measure up to ±30g).
Enter the LIS331 family of accelerometers from ST, including the H3LIS331 and LIS331HH. As their model numbers may suggest, the LIS331s are close cousins to the venerable LIS3DH accelerometer that is on every Circuit Playground, from the Circuit Playground Classic to the newest Circuit Playground Bluefruit. The LIS331s however can measure a wider range of acceleration values.
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