MMA8452Q Accelerometer Breakout Hookup Guide

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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:


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 OK Widget

Are You Okay? Shake the stuffed animal to send a tweet and let your buddy know.

Das Blinken Top Hat

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!