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Introducing the new SparkFun 9DoF Sensor Stick, featuring the LSM9DS1!
Hello, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful week. Today we have one new product for you, and we are going to take a look at a slightly older one as well for a simple comparison. Without further ado, Shawn is going to take it away with this little video!
The SparkFun 9DoF Sensor Stick is an easy-to-use 9 Degrees of Freedom IMU. The Sensor Stick deftly utilizes the LSM9DS1 motion-sensing system-in-a-chip, the same IC used in the SparkFun 9DoF IMU Breakout. It houses a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer – nine degrees of freedom (9DoF) in a single IC! The LSM9DS1 is equipped with a digital interface, but even that is flexible. The biggest difference between the two boards, besides the slimmed down 0.9"x0.4" footprint, is the number of broken-out pins, with the Sensor Stick featuring only four for quick setup and ease of use.
Speaking of the LSM9DS1 Breakout, this little board is the older sibling to the SparkFun 9DoF Sensor Stick. Featuring more broken-out pins and an SPI interface, the LSMD9DS1 is slightly more expensive but will help you out if you need a little more control of your IMU.
Alright, people, that's it for this week. We hope you enjoyed our new 9DoF Sensor Stick and can find a good place for it in your next project. We'll be back next week to expand one of our favorite product lines. See you then!