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Using the Pmod ACL with Arduino Uno

Application notes for Pmod ACL and Arduino Uno. The 3 components, X, Y & Z, of the accelerometer are displayed in the serial monitor.

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Using the Pmod ACL with Arduino Uno

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Pmod ACL and Arduino Uno Fritzing file

Fritzing file displaying the connection of the Pmod ACL to the Arduino Uno.

Pmod ACL and Arduino Uno Fritzing Image

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Pmod ACL and Arduino Uno Code

Using this code will display the 3 components X, Y, and Z of the accelerometer on the serial monitor.
* Test of the Pmod
* Description: Pmod_ACL
* The 3 components X, Y, and Z of the accelerometer
* are displayed in the serial monitor
* Material
* 1. Arduino Uno
* 2. Pmod ACL 

// Déclaration of the adress of the module
#define ADXL345_Adresse 0x53 // ADXL345 adress
#define POWER_CTL 0x2D // Power Control register
#define DATA_FORMAT 0x31 // Data Format register
#define DATAX0 0x32 // LSB axe X
#define DATAX1 0x33 // MSB axe X
#define DATAY0 0x34 // LSB axe Y
#define DATAY1 0x35 // MSB Y
#define DATAZ0 0x36 // LSB axe Z
#define DATAZ1 0x37 // bMSB Z

// Configuration of the module
#define ADXL345_Precision2G 0x00
#define ADXL345_Precision4G 0x01
#define ADXL345_Precision8G 0x02
#define ADXL345_Precision16G 0x03
#define ADXL345_ModeMesure 0x08

// call library
#include <Wire.h>

byte buffer[6]; // storage of data of the module
int i = 0;
int composante_X;
int composante_Y;
int composante_Z;

void setup(void)
 Serial.begin(9600); // initialization of serial communication
 Wire.begin (); // initialization of I2C communication
 Wire.beginTransmission (ADXL345_Adresse); // configuration of the module
 Wire.write (DATA_FORMAT);
 Wire.write (ADXL345_Precision4G);
 Wire.endTransmission ();
 Wire.beginTransmission (ADXL345_Adresse);
 Wire.write (POWER_CTL);
 Wire.write (ADXL345_ModeMesure);
 Wire.endTransmission ();

void loop()
 Wire.beginTransmission (ADXL345_Adresse);
 Wire.endTransmission ();
 Wire.beginTransmission (ADXL345_Adresse);
 Wire.requestFrom(ADXL345_Adresse, 6); // Recovery of the 6 components
  buffer[i] =;
 composante_X=(buffer[1] << 8) | buffer[0]; // Development of the 3 components
 composante_Y=(buffer[3] << 8) | buffer[2];
 composante_Z=(buffer[5] << 8) | buffer[4];
 Serial.print("X="); // Display of components in the serial monitor
 Serial.print (composante_X);
 Serial.print('\t'); // tabulation
 Serial.print (composante_Y);
 Serial.print (composante_Z);


Martha Migliacio

Martha Migliacio

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Alex Wong

Alex Wong

5 projects • 21 followers
I work in Digilent and like creating projects
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