Measure And Display The Angular Velocity With Pmod Gyro

About the project

This project shows how to use Pmod GYRO and Arduino Uno to measure and display the angular velocity. In this app, 3 components (x, y, z) of the gyroscope are displayed in the serial monitor.

Project info

Difficulty: Easy

Platforms: ArduinoDigilent

Estimated time: 1 hour

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Pmod GYRO Pmod GYRO x 1
Arduino Uno - R3 Arduino Uno - R3 x 1

Software apps and online services

Arduino Arduino


This is a demo project for the Digilent Pmod GYRO. The X, Y and Z components of the angular velocity are measured and displayed on the Serial monitor. To control the Pmod, an Arduino UNO is used, which also sends the data to the computer. To communicate with the peripheral device, I2C communication protocol is used, which is made simpler by the usage of the L3G4200D Arduino Library. Measurements are integrated to get the deviations from the initial position, then displayed with the help of the serial plotter.

Schematics, diagrams and documents

Pmod GYRO and Arduino Uno Fritzing Image


Pmod GYRO and Arduino Uno Code


Photo of Digilent Inc

Digilent Inc

Digilent Inc., a National Instruments company, is a leader in the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of FPGA development boards and Test and Measurement devices for both industry and education. Since our founding in 2000, Digilent has partnered with different leading semiconductor companies including Xilinx, Microchip, Analog Devices, ISSI and Texas Instruments to bring products with the latest embedded & electronics technology. Our expert team of engineers, combined with our manufacturing services and worldwide distribution has made us an ideal partner for several leading technology providers. We want to enable our partners to be successful through well designed, high quality and well manufactured hardware.


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