The Circuit Playground Express has at its center the LIS3DH 3-axis XYZ accelerometer. Some of its features:

  • Three axis sensing, 10-bit precision
  • ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g selectable scaling
  • Multiple data rate options 1 Hz to 5Khz
  • Tap, Double-tap, orientation & freefall detection

More detail can be found in datasheets and more.

Different accelerometers have separate features. Some have additional bits of precision or additional scaling options but for the price, the LIS3DH provides features most folks will want to implement their projects.

Other Accelerometers

If your project needs differing features, here are some that you may wish to use in your projects other than the LIS3DH depending on differing capabilities:

Angled shot of a Adafruit Triple-Axis Accelerometer.
So many accelerometers and so little time! We've expanded our accelerometer selection even more with this high-precision and inexpensive MMA8451 Triple-Axis Accelerometer...
$7.95
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Angled shot of accelerometer breakout.
Filling out our accelerometer offerings, we now have the really lovely digital ADXL345 from Analog Devices, a triple-axis accelerometer with digital I2C and SPI interface breakout. We...
$17.50
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Angled shot of a ADXL335 5V ready triple-axis accelerometer.
We've updated our favorite triple-axis accelerometer to now have an on-board 3.3V regulator - making it a perfect choice for interfacing with a 5V microcontroller such as the...
$14.95
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Angled shot of a ADXL326 5V ready triple-axis accelerometer.
We've now got a wider range version of favorite triple-axis accelerometer - it even has an on-board 3.3V regulator - making it a perfect choice for interfacing with a 5V...
$17.95
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This guide was first published on Sep 12, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (The LIS3DH and Other Accelerometers) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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