MSA301 3DoF Motion Sensor Breakout

SKU 3272
£4.49 inc VAT
£3.74 ex VAT
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A simple 3 Degrees of Freedom accelerometer breakout that measures acceleration in three axes - X, Y, and Z. If you need simple and reliable motion detection for your project, then this is a great choice!

This accelerometer has a few nifty features built-in too. It has interrupted for motion in each axis, double-tap detection, and freefall detection. This built-in support means that you can detect each of these types of motion with a single line of code, rather than having to code a whole function yourself.

The MSA301 3DoF breakout has an I2C interface and is 3.3V or 5V compatible. Like other Pimoroni breakouts, they've designed it so that you can solder a piece of right-angle header onto it and then pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 6, 9).

  • MSA301 3DoF Motion Sensor
  • ±2/±4/±8/±16g linear acceleration
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • I2C interface (address 0x26)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Raspberry Pi-compatible pinout (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Compatible with Arduino
  • Python library

Kit includes

  • MSA301 3DoF Motion Sensor Breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right angle header

They've put together a Python library that you can use to read data from your MSA301 3DoF Breakout, and an easy one-line installer to install everything.

Please Note: The software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.