digital read out remote sensor compass?

I am looking for information instructable on building/hacking, a digital compass to make a remote sensor for a turn table hidden out of view I need to know heading.

seandogue6 years ago
There are quite a few digital compass ICs available that could be used for the purpose. Not so sure about off-the-shelf product hacking though. All depends on the packing of said device. It *may or not be possible, depending on how it's been put together.

It's also possible that if you have an iPhone/android device, you could use one of the many compass apps to perform the function. although the two I have do not offer a remote communications protocol for sending the info from the phone. Gut tells me a dedicated IC would be the way to go.
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The chips are, well, as cheap as chips.