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SparkFun LIS3DH Arduino Library

LIS3DH Breakout

LIS3DH Breakout (SEN-13963)

This is an arduino IDE library to control the LIS3DH. It can be configured to use I2C or SPI with 2 instances per I2C channel or any number of SPI instances. The top-level driver, class LIS3DH, contains an inner driver LIS3DHCore, a settings struct, and float-based math functions for conversion from raw to meaningful numbers.

This has been tested with:

  • SparkFun RedBoard
  • SparkFun ESP32 Thing
  • Teensy 3.2

Repository Contents

  • /examples - Example sketches for the library (.ino). Run these from the Arduino IDE.
  • /extras - Contains class diagrams for the driver. Ignored by IDE.
  • /src - Source files for the library (.cpp, .h).
  • keywords.txt - Keywords from this library that will be highlighted in the Arduino IDE.
  • - General library properties for the Arduino package manager.

Example Briefs

  • ADCUsage - Demonstrates analog in reads and has notes about temperature collection
  • FifoExample - Demonstrates using the built-in buffer to burst-collect data - Good demonstration of settings
  • FullSettingExample - Shows all settings, with non-used options commented out
  • IntUsage - shows configuration of interrupt bits
  • LowLevelExample - Demonstrates using only the core driver without math and settings overhead
  • MinimalistExample - The easiest configuration
  • MultiI2C - Using two LIS3DHs over I2C
  • MultiSPI - Using two LIS3DHs over SPI


Products that use this Library

Version History

  • V 1.0.0 -- Initial commit of Arduino 1.6-compatible library.
  • V 1.0.2 -- Added Teensy and ESP32 support.

License Information

This product is open source!

Please review the file for license information.

If you have any questions or concerns on licensing, please contact

Distributed as-is; no warranty is given.

  • Your friends at SparkFun.