PMW3901 Optical Flow Sensor Breakout

PimoroniSKU: RB-Pim-138
Manufacturer #: PIM453

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  • PMW3901 Optical Flow Sensor Breakout Module
  • Detects surface motion from 80 mm to infinity
  • Ideal for DIY drone builds and drift correction
  • Compatible with Breakout Garden HAT with SPI
  • 121 FPS frame rate and 7.4 rad/s speed
  • Supports Raspberry Pi and Arduino models

The PMW3901 Optical Flow Sensor Breakout Module detects surface motion from approximately 80mm to infinity, making it ideal for DIY drone builds. Compatible with the Breakout Garden HAT with SPI, this crafty sensor utilizes a low-resolution camera and intelligent algorithms to identify motion. It can effectively detect and correct drone drift by monitoring the x/y movement of the ground below. The module can be used solder-free with the Breakout Garden HAT with SPI.

  • 1x PMW3901 Optical Flow Sensor Breakout
  • 24 x 24 x 5 mm
  • PMW3901 optical flow sensor
  • Two white LEDs on-board for illumination
  • Frame rate: 121 FPS (frames per second)
  • Speed: 7.4 rad/s (radians per second)
  • Field of view: 42°
  • Range: 80mm to infinity
  • 6 mA typical current draw
  • SPI interface
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi and Arduino

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