LSM9DS0 Hookup Guide

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Hardware Assembly

On this page we’ll discuss assembly hints. There’s really not much to assembling the breakout board – the real key is soldering something into the breakout holes.

Solder Something

To get a solid electrical and physical connection to the LSM9DS0 Breakout, you’ll need to solder either connectors or wires to the break-out pins. What, exactly, you solder into the board depends on how you’re going to use it.

If you’re going to use the breakout board in a breadboard or similar 0.1"-spaced perfboard, we recommend soldering straight male headers into the pins (there are also long headers if you need ‘em).

Headers soldered into board

If you’re going to mount the breakout into a tight place, you may want to opt for soldering wires (stranded or solid-core) into the pins.

Mounting the Breakout

Because the LSM9DS0 senses motion, it’s important (for most applications, at least) to keep in pinned in place. So the boards have a pair of mounting holes on the corners opposite the pins. The drill holes are 0.13" in diameter, so they should accommodate any 4/40 screw.

If you have any further dimension-related questions, hopefully the dimensional drawing below can answer them:

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Consult the EAGLE PCB design files to find out more about the Breakout’s dimensions.