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A while ago I posted a tutorial on how you can connect MPU9250 Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass Sensor to Arduino Nano and program it with Visuino to send packet data and display it on a Scope and Visual Instruments.

The Accelerometer sends X, Y, and Z acceleration forces. Often however we need to convert the forces into X, Y, Z 3D angle to determine the 3D Orientation of the sensor. Quite few people requested such tutorial, and finally I have found time to make it.

Some people also asked how you can connect and use MPU6050 Accelerometer and Gyroscope Sensor, so I decided to use this module for the tutorial instead of the more complex and expensive MPU9250.

In this Tutorial, I will show you how easy it is to connect MPU6050 Accelerometer and Gyroscope Sensor to Arduino Nano, and program it with Visuino to convert the Acceleration into a 3D X, Y, Z Angle.

Step 1: Components

  1. One Arduino compatible board (I use Arduino Nano, because I have one, but any other will be just fine)
  2. One MPU6050 Acceleration Gyroscope Sensor Module
  3. 4 Female-Female jumper wires

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