MMA8452Q Accelerometer Breakout Hookup Guide
Resources and Going Further
Thanks for reading! We’re excited to see what you build with the MMA8452Q. If you’re left needing more MMA8452Q-related documentation, check out some of these resources:
- MMA8452Q Datasheet – Loads of information about the MMA8452Q’s electrical characteristics, registers, communication specifications, and more.
- MMA8452Q Breakout Schematic – PDF schematic of the MMA8452Q Breakout board.
- MMA8452Q Breakout Eagle Files – PCB design files for the MMA8452Q Breakout.
- MMA8452Q Breakout GitHub Repo – Design files and example code all related to the MMA8452Q.
- Library GitHub Repo
If you can’t already tell, we love accelerometers! Check out all of the tutorials and projects we’ve created that feature an accelerometer and more.
- Are You Okay? Widget – Check out how Elecia embedded the MMA8452Q into a stuffed animal to create the Are-You-OK Widget.
Are You Okay? Shake the stuffed animal to send a tweet and let your buddy know.
- Getting Started with the RedBot – The MMA8452Q is used with the RedBot Kit to add bump detection.
- Das Blinken Top Hat – Add an accelerometer to your LED-covered top hat, so you can control the blink pattern based on how your head is tilted.
Das Blinken Top Hat! An accelerometer-controlled LED-covered dress hat.
- Simon Tilts – Accelerometers aren’t the only sensors capable of sensing tilt. Check out the Simon Tilt game, which uses a really ingenious, optical method of detecting six different orientations.
- Dungeons and Dragons Dice Gauntlet – You can embed an accelerometer into your D&D bracers and roll virtual dice whenever you shake your arm!