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:
- 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
- Arduino Library - Arduino library for MMA8452Q.
- Photon LIbrary - Photon library for MMA8452Q.
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!