6DOF Accelerometer Gyroscope GY-521 (MPU-6050)


The GY-521 (MPU-6050) is a 6DOF sensor module combining a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope for motion sensing applications.



Sensor Type: 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope
Acceleration Measurement Range: Typically adjustable with selectable ranges (e.g., ±2g, ±4g, ±8g, ±16g)
Gyroscope Measurement Range: Typically adjustable with selectable ranges (e.g., ±250°/s, ±500°/s, ±1000°/s, ±2000°/s)
Communication Interface: Commonly uses I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) communication protocol
Voltage Supply: Compatible with common voltage levels, often 3.3V or 5V
Resolution: High-resolution sensor providing precise acceleration and angular velocity data
Data Output Rate (DOR): Configurable data output rate for sensor data updates
Mounting: Typically includes mounting holes or brackets for easy installation
Applications: Used in applications like motion tracking, orientation sensing, robotics, and gaming controllers
Compatibility: Compatible with microcontrollers, Arduino boards, and devices for data acquisition and analysis


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