This breakout is based on the popular MPU-6050 sensor. This compact sensor uses I2C to communicate, and it's very easy to use. Simply download our library and connect the SCL pin to your I2C clock pin, and SDA pin to your I2C data pin and upload our test program to read out accelerometer and gyroscoping data.
Inside are two sensors, one is a classic 3-axis accelerometer, which can tell you which direction is down towards the Earth (by measuring gravity). The other is a gyroscope that can sense how fast the board is being twisted around. By combining this data you can tell how your project is moving through space.
To make life easier so you can focus on your important work, Adafruit have taken the MPU-6050 and put it onto a breakout PCB along with support circuitry to let you use this little wonder with 3.3V (Feather/Raspberry Pi) or 5V (Arduino/ Metro328) logic levels. Additionally, since it speaks I2C you can easily connect it up with two wires (plus power and ground!). It has SparkFun qwiic compatible STEMMA QT connectors for the I2C bus so you don't even need to solder! Just wire up to your favorite micro and you can use Adafruit's CircuitPython/Python or Arduino drivers to easily interface with the MPU-6050 and get motion measurements ASAP. QT Cable is not included, but we have a variety in the shop.
It's fully assembled and tested. Comes with a bit of 2.54mm standard header in case you want to use it with a breadboard or perfboard. Four 2.54mm mounting holes for easy attachment.