SparkFunLSM9DS1 (community library)


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Name SparkFunLSM9DS1
Version 1.1.3
Installs 34916
License MIT
Author Jim Lindblom
Download .tar.gz
All Versions 1.1.3, 1.1.2, 1.1.1

A library to drive the LSM9DS1 9DoF.

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SparkFun LSM9DS1 Particle Library

Firmware library SparkFun's Photon IMU Shield and the LSM9DS1 Breakout.


This is a firmware library for SparkFun's Photon IMU Shield.

Photon IMU Shield.

The Photon IMU Shield connects the Photon WiFi development board up to an ST LSM9DS1 9DOF IMU - providing it access to an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer.

Repository Contents

  • /doc - Additional documentation for the user. These files are ignored by the IDE.
  • /firmware - Source files for the library (.cpp, .h).
  • /firmware/examples - Example sketches for the library (.cpp). Run these from the Particle IDE.
  • spark.json - General library properties for the Particel library manager.

Example Usage

Initializing the Library

Include the library, declare an IMU object, and set it up with these snippets of code:

#include "SparkFunLSM9DS1/SparkFunLSM9DS1.h"

// Use the LSM9DS1 class to create an object. [imu] can be // named anything, we'll refer to that throught the sketch. LSM9DS1 imu;

// SDO_XM and SDO_G are both pulled high, so our addresses are:

#define LSM9DS1_M 0x1E // Would be 0x1C if SDO_M is LOW

#define LSM9DS1_AG 0x6B // Would be 0x6A if SDO_AG is LOW

void setup() { Serial.begin(115200);

// Before initializing the IMU, there are a few settings // we may need to adjust. Use the settings struct to set // the device's communication mode and addresses: imu.settings.device.commInterface = IMU_MODE_I2C; imu.settings.device.mAddress = LSM9DS1_M; imu.settings.device.agAddress = LSM9DS1_AG; // The above lines will only take effect AFTER calling // imu.begin(), which verifies communication with the IMU // and turns it on. if (!imu.begin()) { Serial.println("Failed to communicate with LSM9DS1."); Serial.println("Double-check wiring."); Serial.println("Default settings in this sketch will " \ "work for an out of the box LSM9DS1 " \ "Breakout, but may need to be modified " \ "if the board jumpers are."); while (1) ; } }

Reading Sensor Data

To get data out of the IMU, call imu.readAccel(), imu.readGyro(), and imu.readMag(). Those functions will update the objects member variables:, imu.ay,, imu.gx,, imu.gz,,, Here, some example functions can probably make it more clear:

void printAccel() { // To read from the accelerometer, you must first call the // readAccel() function. When this exits, it'll update the // ax, ay, and az variables with the most current data. imu.readAccel();

// Now we can use the ax, ay, and az variables as we please. Serial.print("A: "); Serial.print(; Serial.print(", "); Serial.print(imu.ay); Serial.print(", "); Serial.println(; }

void printGyro() { // To read from the gyroscope, you must first call the // readGyro() function. When this exits, it'll update the // gx, gy, and gz variables with the most current data. imu.readGyro();

// Now we can use the gx, gy, and gz variables as we please. Serial.print("G: "); Serial.print(imu.gx); Serial.print(", "); Serial.print(; Serial.print(", "); Serial.println(imu.gz); }

void printMag() { // To read from the magnetometer, you must first call the // readMag() function. When this exits, it'll update the // mx, my, and mz variables with the most current data. imu.readMag();

// Now we can use the mx, my, and mz variables as we please. Serial.print("M: "); Serial.print(; Serial.print(", "); Serial.print(; Serial.print(", "); Serial.println(; }

Check out the example files in the examples directory for more guidance.

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