9DoF Sensor Stick Hookup Guide

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Contributors: Alex the Giant
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Introduction

The 9DoF Sensor Stick is an easy-to-use 9 degrees of freedom IMU. The sensor used is the LSM9DS1, the same sensor used in the SparkFun 9 Degrees of Freedom IMU Breakout, but is slimmed down to be only 0.9"x0.4".

SparkFun 9DoF Sensor Stick

SEN-13944
$14.95
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Required Materials

To follow along with this hookup guide, you will need the following:

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