Description: The MPU-6050 is a serious little piece of motion processing tech! By combining a MEMS 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer on the same silicon die together with an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP™) capable of processing complex 9-axis MotionFusion algorithms, the MPU-6050 does away with the cross-axis alignment problems that can creep up on discrete parts.
Our breakout board for the MPU-6050 makes this tiny QFN package easy to work into your project. Every pin you need to get up and running is broken out to 0.1" headers, including the auxiliary master I2C bus which allows the MPU-6050 to access external magnetometers and other sensors.
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Dimensions: 1 x 0.6 x 0.09" (25.5 x 15.2 x 2.48mm)
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This is probably one of the easiest boards to hook-up and use, and the on-board DMP is pretty nice. That being said, I found the results from the MEMS accel and gyro on this guy to be pretty wildly inaccurate. Adding an external compass helped to rectify that a little but in that case you’d want to move up to the MPU 9150 break-out board instead as it’s an all-in-one single die solution and easier to do than adding a compass as an afterthought to this board. I found a much more reliable MEMS 9DOF chip in the Bosch BNO055 chip thats even easier to use, though, and have been using that for my projects with better results. Hopefully Sparkfun will make a break-out board for that chip soon! Because of these things I only rated this board as “Okay” - it will generally work for you and it’s easy to use, but there are much better chips for the price.
A hookup guide would have been helpful. Many internet searches required before I got it working.