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  1. Acquire the needed Arduino  ,MPU6050 (or a variation of this model), and prepare yourself for an adrenaline-fueled coding experience. You will also need 5 male to female jumper wires, a usb to Arduino cord, and an Arduino Uno or Mega. Acquire the needed Arduino  ,MPU6050 (or a variation of this model), and prepare yourself for an adrenaline-fueled coding experience. You will also need 5 male to female jumper wires, a usb to Arduino cord, and an Arduino Uno or Mega.
    • Acquire the needed Arduino ,MPU6050 (or a variation of this model), and prepare yourself for an adrenaline-fueled coding experience. You will also need 5 male to female jumper wires, a usb to Arduino cord, and an Arduino Uno or Mega.

  2. Wire the super Arduino (MPU6050) to your Mega or Uno using the 5 jumper wires. If you're using a mega the wiring is slightly different. Both Arduino wiring formats are shown in the pictures.
    • Wire the super Arduino (MPU6050) to your Mega or Uno using the 5 jumper wires.

    • If you're using a mega the wiring is slightly different.

    • Both Arduino wiring formats are shown in the pictures.

  3. Click this link and look at the sample code: https://playground.arduino.cc/Main/MPU-6...
    • Click this link and look at the sample code: https://playground.arduino.cc/Main/MPU-6...

    • The code before the "void setup" establishes a connection between the Arduino and Mega , which allows for the values outputted by the Arduino to be received.

    • The code within the setup begins the transmission of information from the Arduino to the Mega. Wire. is used to "talk" to the Arduino.

    • The "void loop" segment of code is a continuous cycle that has the Aruino read the 7 values it is meant to and then spits out those numbers to the Serial Monitor. Serial.print("blah blah blah") just prints whatever is in quotations.

  4. Now it's your turn to try some coding!
    • Now it's your turn to try some coding!

    • Follow this link to download Arduino if it is not already on your compuer: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

    • Once downloaded, open the application and continue to the next step.

  5. Click the serial monitor button to view the data.
    • Click the serial monitor button to view the data.

  6. Get some of the source code from the previous link and get started with testing out the part.
    • Get some of the source code from the previous link and get started with testing out the part.

    • Here is a link to some working code for the Arduino: https://github.com/AidenKunkler-Peck/Acc...

    • Congrats! You just coded an Arduino!

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