SparkFun Qwiic 3-Axis Accelerometer (ADXL313) Hookup Guide

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Hardware Assembly

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With the Qwiic connector system, assembling the hardware is simple. All you need to do is connect your SparkFun 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer Breakout - ADXL313 (Qwiic) to the RedBoard Qwiic with a Qwiic cable. Otherwise, you can use the I2C pins of your microcontroller; just be aware of logic levels.

Hardware assembly with RedBoard Qwiic
RedBoard Qwiic connected the Qwiic ADXL313 Accelerometer with a Qwiic cable.

Note: This tutorial assumes users are familiar with Arduino products and are using the latest stable version of the Arduino IDE on your desktop. If this is your first time using the Arduino IDE, please review our tutorial on installing the Arduino IDE.

Python Examples

With the Qwiic connector system, assembling the hardware is simple. In addition to the SparkFun 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer Breakout - ADXL313 (Qwiic), you will need: a Qwiic cable, a SparkFun Qwiic pHAT for Raspberry Pi, single board computer, monitor, and standard peripherals. (*If you are unfamiliar with the Qwiic pHAT, you can find the Hookup Guide here.)

There are two single board computer (SBC) options that we have tested on:

Hardware assembly with Raspberry Pi 4 with Qwiic pHAT
Raspberry Pi 4 (with Qwiic pHAT) connected the Qwiic ADXL313 Accelerometer.
Hardware assembly with Jetson with Qwiic pHAT Jetson connected to the Qwiic ADXL313 Accelerometer.

Note: Don't forget to connect any necessary peripherals, such as a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and power supply to the single board computer.

Note: This tutorial assumes users are familiar with using a Raspberry Pi and have the latest version of Raspbian OS (full... with recommended software) your Raspberry Pi. You can download the latest version of the Raspbian OS from the Raspberry Pi Foundation website.

If this is your first time using a Raspberry Pi, please head over to the Raspberry Pi Foundation website to use their quickstart guides. We have listed a few of them here:

  1. Setting up your Raspberry Pi
  2. Using your Raspberry Pi
  3. Documentation:
  4. Setup Documentation
    Installation Documentation
    Raspbian Documentation
    SD card Documentation

Note: This tutorial assumes users are familiar with using a Jetson Nano and you have the latest version of L4T OS your Jetson Nano. You can download the latest version of the L4T OS from the Jetson Download Center on Nvidia's website.

If this is your first time using a Jetson Nano, please head over to the Nvidia website to use their quickstart guides. We have listed a few of them here:

  1. Getting Started With Jetson Nano Developer Kit
  2. Jetson Nano Developer Kit User Guide
  3. Documentation:
  4. Jetson Nano Getting Started Guide
    Jetson Download Center
    Wiki: Jetson Nano
    Jetpack Software Documentation
    Nvidia Jetson Tutorials