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Friday Product Post: Nine Two Five Zero

Nine Degrees of Freedom to accelerate your project from start to finish!

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Hello, and welcome to another Friday Product Post! We have a very short list this week thanks to the midsummer slowdown, as well as half of us out on vacations or work retreats. Never fear, though; we are currently working on quite a few new projects to help you get ready for the new school year! Without further ado, let's jump in and find out what we have for you this week.

It has been awhile since we have come out with a new 9 Degrees of Freedom (9DoF) board, but we really think this one is special!

SparkFun IMU Breakout - MPU-9250

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This new MPU-9250 Breakout features lower power consumption, smaller size and better value than its predecessor. This breakout has been designed to be smaller than some of our other offerings to fit in smaller projects. However, if you plan to use a breadboard, or to secure the IMU board to a project with something like epoxy, the mounting holes can be easily snapped off.

The MPU-9250 replaces the popular EOL MPU-9150 and decreases power consumption by 44 percent. According to InvenSense, “Gyro noise performance is 3x better, and compass full-scale range is over 4x better than competitive offerings.” The MPU-9250 uses 16-bit Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) for digitizing all nine axes, making it a very stable 9DOF board.

Alright, folks, that's it for this week -- just a tiny IMU breakout with a lot of power! Be sure to come back next Friday to see what we have been diligently working on bringing you. See you then!


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  • Another IMU to consider is the Bosch BNO-055. There are already a couple of good breakout boards for this 9DOF, but they could be improved on (hint, hint).

    • FWIW, Adafruit's BNO055 breakout has a built-in 3.3V regulator, plus an external crystal, but at $34.95, is more than 2X the price of the new SparkFun board.

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