Arduino 9 axes motion shield
  • Arduino 9 axes motion shield
  • Arduino 9 axes motion shield
  • Arduino 9 axes motion shield

Arduino 9 axes motion shield


The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield is based on the BNO055 absolute orientation sensor (datasheet) from Bosch Sensortec GmbH. 




The BNO055 is a System in Package (SiP), integrating a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope with a range of ±2000 degrees per second, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit microcontroller running the BSX3.0 FusionLib software. 
The sensor features three-dimensional acceleration, yaw rate and magnetic field strength data each in 3 perpendicular axes. 
It also provides the sensor fusion signals such as 
  • Quaternion
  • Euler angles
  • Rotation vector
  • Linear acceleration
  • Gravity vector
In addition, it incorporates an intelligent interrupt engine, which allows for triggering interrupts based on
  • slow or no motion recognition
  • any motion (slope) detection 
  • high-g-detection.
The shield is TinkerKit compatible, which means you can quickly create projects by plugging TinkerKit modules to the board.






Operating Voltage          5V

Power Consumption      50mW



Schematic & Reference Design





The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield has no power jack and is powered only when attached to an Arduino board.




Input and Output



The shield features several TinkerKit input/output and communication interfaces. Connecting TinkerKit modules can simplify the creation of a project or a prototype. 

The on-board connectors are :

  • 2 TinkerKit Inputs: IN2 and IN3 (in white), these connectors are routed to the Arduino A2 and A3 analog input pins.
  • 2 TinkerKit Outputs: OUT5 and OUT6 (in orange), these connectors are routed to the Arduino PWM outputs on pins 5 and 6.
  • 2 TinkerKit TWI: these connectors (4-pin in white) are routed on the Arduino TWI interface. Both connect to the same TWI interface to allow you to create a chain of TWI devices.



Physical Characteristics



The maximum length and width of the 9 Axes Motion Shield PCB are 2.7 and 2.1 inches respectively. Four screw holes allow the board to be attached to a surface or case. Note that the distance between digital pins 7 and 8 is 160 mil (0.16"), not an even multiple of the 100 mil spacing of the other pins.






The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield is compatible with Uno, Yùn, Leonardo, Ethernet, Mega and Due boards. When using the Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield, be sure to solder the Interrupt bridge and Reset bridge in the correct position depending on the board used. See table:





Arduino Uno



Arduino Leonardo



Arduino Yun



Arduino Ethernet



Arduino Due



Arduino Mega




For example to use 9 Axes Motion Shield with ArduinoUNO solder the Interrupt bridge on the pin D2.








The 9 Axes Motion Shield can be programmed with the Arduino software (download).






In the Arduino IDE you will find the following examples, go to File -> Examples of Arduino IDE, under NAxesMotion, there are 4 sketches for the use of 9 Axes Motion Shield:

  • Accelerometer
    Example code to stream Accelerometer data
  • BareMinimum
    Example code to describe the Bare Minimum
  • Euler
    Example code to stream Euler data
  • Motion
    Example code of a game to demonstrate the Any motion and No motion Interrupt features

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