GY-521 MPU6050 3-Axis Accelerometer Gyroscope Module

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The GY-521 module, also known as the MPU-6050, is a compact and versatile sensor unit that combines a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer. This module is designed to accurately measure and report motion, tilt, and orientation of objects in real-time. It features the MPU-6050 chip, which offers high precision and reliability, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of applications such as robotics, drones, gaming devices, and motion-tracking systems. The GY-521 simplifies motion sensing and data acquisition, providing valuable insights into the movement and orientation of objects in three-dimensional space.

Specificatoins of GY-521 MPU6050 3-Axis Accelerometer Gyroscope Module:

  • SensorChip: MPU-6050
  • Gyroscope Sensitivity: ±250, ±500, ±1000, ±2000 degrees/sec
  • Accelerometer Sensitivity: ±2g, ±4g, ±8g, ±16g
  • Communication: I2C (Two-Wire) Interface
  • Supply Voltage: 3.3V - 5V
  • Operating Current: 3.9 mA (Active Mode), 5 μA (Low Power Mode)
  • Digital Motion Processing™ (DMP™) Engine Offload: Up to 9-axis MotionFusion™ data processing
  • Gyroscope Full Scale Range: ±250, ±500, ±1000, ±2000°/s
  • Accelerometer Full Scale Range: ±2g, ±4g, ±8g, ±16g
  • Digital Low Pass Filter (DLPF) with 5, 10, 20, 42, 98 Hz bandwidths
  • I2C Address: 0x68 (default) or 0x69 (configurable)
  • Internal Digital Motion Processing™ Engine: 16-bit ADCs and hardware accelerator
  • Temperature Range: -40°C to +85°C
  • Dimensions: Approx. 20mm x 15mm

Features of GY-521 MPU6050 3-Axis Accelerometer Gyroscope Module:

  • Combined Motion Sensing: The GY-521 integrates a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer, providing a comprehensive solution for measuring both rotational and linear motion in real-time.
  • Selectable Sensitivity: The ability to adjust the sensitivity levels of both the gyroscope and accelerometer allows you to fine-tune the sensor's response to match the specific requirements of your project.
  • I2C Interface: The module communicates over the I2C interface, enabling straightforward integration with microcontrollers and reducing the complexity of data retrieval.
  • Usage Tip:
  • Before using the GY-521 module, ensure you have the necessary libraries and resources to interface with the MPU-6050 chip via the I2C communication protocol. Calibrate the sensor to eliminate any bias or errors in the data readings.
  • Caution:
  • Handle the GY-521 module with care, as excessive mechanical stress or rough handling could affect the accuracy of the sensor's readings. Protect the module from sudden impacts or vibrations during usage to maintain reliable motion sensing performance.

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