IXZ500 Gyroscope: Sparkfun

This example is for Wiring version 1.0 build 0100+. If you have a previous version, use the examples included with your software. If you see any errors or have comments, please let us know.

Single axis gyroscope LISY300AL 300 degree per second Sparkfun breakout by BARRAGAN http://barraganstudio.com

Reads values from a gyroscope with Z connected to analog inputs 0 The values read re printed to the serial monitor

int z;
int pinPowerDown = 8;  // digital pin for Power Down mode
// LOW = Normal, HIGH = Power down

void setup()
  Serial.begin(9600);           // sets the serial port to 9600
  pinMode(pinPowerDown, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(pinPowerDown, LOW);  // set gyroscope to Normal

void loop()
  z = analogRead(0);       // read analog input pin 0
  Serial.print("rotation rate in z: ");
  Serial.println(z, DEC);  // print the rotation rate in the Z axis
  delay(100);              // wait 100ms for next reading