October 23, 2008
about 3 years ago
The eval board is an Arduino! :-) It runs the Arduino bootloader and has an onboard USB-Serial connection implemented using an FTDI chip. In addition, it has the accelerometer and all associated circuitry mounted on the board, along with AA battery contacts and a micro SD card slot.
All you have to do is make sure you have the Arduino IDE installed and then plug in the board via USB to your computer. You should then see a new serial port available to upload to in the IDE. Select “Arduino Duemilanove w/ATmega 328” as the target board, paste the code from my pastebin into a new sketch and hit upload. Voila! If you now open a serial monitor window set to 9600 baud using the same serial port you just uploaded to, you should see acceleration values being reported back.
For those wanting some Arduino code for this board based on the breakout board tutorial, check out this.
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