An optical mouse sensor with everything needed to interface it with an arduinoDesigned by tom10122 in United States of America
The ADNS 3050 sensor is an entry level gaming mouse sensor with motion detection up to 60 IPS and a selectable resolution up to 2000 CPI (Counts Per Inch). It tracks motion in the X and Y axis. Unl...Read More…
The ADNS 3050 sensor is an entry level gaming mouse sensor with motion detection up to 60 IPS and a selectable resolution up to 2000 CPI (Counts Per Inch). It tracks motion in the X and Y axis. Unlike laser sensors, the CPI is consistent with changes in speed with variations, whereas laser sensors vary by as much as 5%, which reduces accuracy. This board has everything needed to utilize the ADNS-3050 sensor, including an onboard voltage regulator for 5v operation.
It communicates via SPI and I have written numerous examples to help get people started. The board comes with the corresponding lens to use it as a computer mouse.
There aren't many optical boards available on the market currently, and none I am aware of that uses an optical based sensor instead of the laser, this board is very similar to the one Sparkfun used to manufacturer years ago albeit with a new sensor with better speed and CPI
Don't forget to remove the yellow tape on the sensor! They are shipped with a small circle of kapton tape over the camera hole to protect the sensitive silicon. If the tape isn't removed it won't sense any movement.
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