Adafruit MPU-6050 6-DoF



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The Adafruit MPU-6050 is an easy to use Qwiic / STEMMA QT compatible 6 axis Inertial measurement Unit (IMU). The package is comprised of a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyro and is great for determining how your project is moving.

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SKU: IMU-005 Manufacturer: Adafruit Industries Mfg Part Number: 3886 Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , ,


The Adafruit MPU-6050 is an easy to use 6-axis Inertial measurement Unit (IMU). The breakout board is based on the MPU-6050, a combined 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyro, and has everything needed to get it running with 3 or 5V logic.

The 3-axis accelerometer is used tell you which way is down towards earth by measuring gravity while the 3-axis gyroscope is used to measure rotation. These two combined data sources will allow you to see how your project is moving through space.

Since the board works with 3.3V or 5V logic and uses I2C to communicate, it can be connected to your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or just about any other microcontroller or single board computer. To ensure hookup is as easy as possible, the board has two Qwiic / STEMMA QT connectors and can simply be plugged in to any compatible Qwiic / STEMMA QT board or port expansion.

Like every Adafruit Breakout board, they have an excellent online guide and example code.


  • Configurable I2C Address (0x68 or 0x69)
  • 16-bit Resolution
  • 3-axis Gyro
  • 3-axis Accelerometer
  • No Soldering Required!

Package Contents

  • 1 x Adafruit MPU-6050 6-DoF
  • 1 x 16 Pin 2.54mm Pitch Header

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  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: N/A
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Beginner

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 5 g
Shipping Dimensions: 26 × 18 × 5 mm
Connector Type:

Qwiiic / STEMMA QT

I2C Address:


Input Voltage:

3 – 5VDC

Logic Voltage:

3.3V, 5.0V







  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery for a store credit. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.

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