The GY-271 QMC5883L 3-axis Electronic Compass Module Magnetic Field Sensor is designed for low field magnetic sensing with a digital interface and it is perfect to give precise heading information. The GY-271 is supposed to have an HMC5883L, but some boards have a QMC5883L which has the same basic capability, but is not compatible with the H.
This compact sensor fits into small projects such as UAVs and robot navigation systems. The sensor converts any magnetic field to a differential voltage output on 3 axes. This voltage shift is the raw digital output value, which can then be used to calculate headings or sense magnetic fields coming from different directions.
If you get a GY-271 board and observe an I2C address of 0x0C and read back nothing but zeros from the board, then you probably have a QMC5883L chip!
- Fits into small projects easily.
- Precise heading information.
- 3-axis magnetic electronic compass.
- I2C communication.
- 1 x GY-271 QMC5883L 3-Axis Electronic Compass Module