The LIS3DH and Other Accelerometers

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:

Adafruit Triple-Axis Accelerometer - ±2/4/8g @ 14-bit - MMA8451

PRODUCT ID: 2019
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...
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FLORA Accelerometer/Compass Sensor - LSM303

PRODUCT ID: 1247
Add motion and direction sensing to your wearable FLORA project with this high precision 3-axis Accelerometer+Compass sensor. Inside are two sensors, one is a classic 3-axis...
$14.95
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ADXL345 - Triple-Axis Accelerometer (+-2g/4g/8g/16g) w/ I2C/SPI

PRODUCT ID: 1231
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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ADXL335 - 5V ready triple-axis accelerometer (+-3g analog out)

PRODUCT ID: 163
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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ADXL326 - 5V ready triple-axis accelerometer (+-16g analog out)

PRODUCT ID: 1018
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...
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ADXL377 - High-G Triple-Axis Accelerometer (+-200g Analog Out)

PRODUCT ID: 1413
Hey rocket man (burnin' out your fuse out there alone) ever wonder how fast you're rocketing? The ADXL377 +-200g 3-axis accelerometer may be able to tell the answer....
$24.95
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Adafruit Precision NXP 9-DOF Breakout Board

PRODUCT ID: 3463
The NXP Precision 9DoF breakout combines two of the best motion sensors we've tested here at Adafruit: The FXOS8700 3-Axis accelerometer and magnetometer, and the...
$14.95
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This guide was first published on Sep 12, 2018. It was last updated on Sep 12, 2018.
This page (The LIS3DH and Other Accelerometers) was last updated on Aug 05, 2020.