The Arduino 9 Axes Motion Shield contains the BNO055 absolute orientation sensor from Bosch Sensortec. The BNO055 is a System in Package (SiP) integrating a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope with a range of ±2000 degrees per second, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor, and a 32-bit microcontroller running the BSX3.0 FusionLib software.
The sensor features three-dimensional acceleration, yaw rate and magnetic field strength data each in three perpendicular axes.
It also provides the sensor fusion signals such as Quaternion, Euler angles, Rotation vector, Linear acceleration, and Gravity vector. In addition, it incorporates an intelligent interrupt engine which allows for triggering interrupts based on slow or no motion recognition, any motion (slope) detection, or high-g detection.
The shield is powered by 5V from your host Arduino, and it consumes 50mW. This shield does not have an external power jack; it is powered only when plugged into an Arduino board.
9 Axes Motion Shield Configuration
The board has two solder jumpers for configuration of the Interrupt Pin and Reset Pin. The Reset Pin comes pre-set to D4 as that is used for all compatible official Arduino boards. However, you will have to make a solder connection on the INT jumper to select the correct Interrupt pin for the Arduino host board you're using. Refer to the table below:
BoardINT PinRESET Pin
In the latest Arduino IDE, go to File → Examples and under NAxesMotion you will find four example sketches for using this 9 Axes Motion Shield:
- Accelerometer — Example code to stream Accelerometer data
- BareMinimum — Example code to describe the Bare Minimum
- Euler — Example code to stream Euler data
- Motion — Example code of a game to demonstrate the Any motion and No motion Interrupt features