The L3G4200D is a 3 axis gyroscope, providing you with very high resolution (16 bit) measurements at up to 2000 degrees per second (dps).
The gyroscope measures how much the device is rotating around all three axis, the range is user selectable and so can be adjusted to suit your application. The gyro is marketed as ultra-stable, which basically means its measurements vary much less over time and temperature compared to other gyroscopes you may have used in the past.
The triple axis gyro outputs data over either I2C or SPI. If you choose to use the device in I2C, there are handy soldering jumpers available on the board to choose the address.
The device also features a 32 count first in first out (FIFO) buffer, allowing you to request the data in batches, rather than having to constantly query the device. This frees up processor cycles for more calculations, whilst still maintaining a high bandwidth.
- 3.6V ~6.5V Supply Voltage, typically 5V
- I2C and SPI interfaces
- 3 Axis Measurements
- Adjustable resolution (250, 500, 2000 dps)
- Very sensitive measurements (8.75mdps/LSB)
- Anti-reverse IIC interface head to prevent again wrong hardware connection.
Commonly Asked Questions
Q1. Why are these called "Arduino Compatible"?
The Arduino group demanded us to remove their logos and rename these
products so that they do not lead customers to believe they are the same
units sold by Arduino.
Q2. Are these real Arduino's, then?
A2. We cannot answer that question without starting a war :(. Officially, the answer is we do not know.
Q3. Are these 100% compatible with the "normal" Arudino's?
Yes, they really are completely compatible with "normal" Arduino's.
Build quality looks the same and everything (studio, library, tools,
etc) just works. Just read the reviews here
, and here
Q4. What if I'm still concerned about the missing logos and about this being named as "Arduino Compatible"?
If you're still in doubt, please buy from Arduino's official dealers.
Yes they are more expensive, but if you're still worried we'd rather not
take your order. We do not make these afterall and we are providing all
the information we know. Don't kill the messenger.