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Magnetic3D v1.0 $17.49US
2 - 6 : $16.61US ( save 5% )
7 - 19 : $15.74US ( save 10% )
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This sensor will show you the mysteries of magnetism. Measures upto 8 Gauss (1 Gauss is 0.0001 Tesla, and if measuring in air, it is 1 Oersted) in three orthogonal directions. Comes with one those super strong neodymium magnets. Has digital I2C outputs, for more precision. View, process and map the sensor data using our Magnetic3D software (see below). Need longer cables ? Use the ExtendCable2D-1. See this videoclip for a demo of Magnetic v2.1 !

Application information

Product Magnetic3D sensor
  1. Measure proximity of magnetic objects (or objects with a magnet attached).
  2. Measure RPM by attaching a magnet to the wheel.
  3. Count how many magnetic objects pass by the sensor.
  4. Attach to doors and detect when they are (almost) closed.
  5. Measure the strength of the earth's magnetic field.
  6. Combine it with a GForce3D-6, and make your own tilt-compensated compass, like the Orient3D (some math required).
Manuals Using the sensor with the Wi-microSystem enables you to use the sensor without being tethered to your computer or MIDI device.
  1. Any magnetic materials or fields in the vicinity of the sensor may distort the sensor output.
  2. Make sure the sensor is plugged into the digitizer with the red wire connected to power. Reversing the plug may cause damage to the sensor.

  1. 07 Dec 2014: Magnetic3D v1.30 for MacOS and Windows (64bit, contact us for the 32bit version) from source code in Max. Use together with Connect (MacOS) or BlueMIDI (Windows).

Technical specifications

Product Magnetic3D sensor
Version 1.0 (August 2014)
Sensing parameter magnetic field strength
Sensing method Hall effect
Range 1 to 8 Gauss (1 Gauss in air = 1 Oersted)
Resolution 1 mGauss
Non-linearity 0.1 % minimum
Hysteresis 0.025 % minimum
Bandwidth 160 Hz
Power supply 3 to 5.25 V DC, mA at 5 V DC
Operating temperature --30 to 85 C (-22 to 185 F)
Sensor dimensions 15 x 26 x 4.0 (0.59 x 1.0 x 0.16 inch)
Weight 11 g (0.39 oz), incl. cable
Cable 1.0 m (39 inch), shielded, red wire = power, black wire = ground, grey wire = I2C data, white wire = I2C clock, maximum extension m ( ft)
Connector male plug with 1 and 3 pins in two rows spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)
Included magnet Neodymium magnet 10,800 Gauss, 6.4 mm (0.25 inch) diameter x 1.6 mm (0.063 inch) thick
Application notes The earth's magnetic field has to be taken into account when measuring the field strength of magnets, since the strength of the earth's magnetic field at the earth's surface ranges from less than 30 microteslas (0.3 gauss) in an area including most of South America and South Africa to over 60 microteslas (0.6 gauss) around the magnetic poles in northern Canada and south of Australia, and in part of Siberia.

This page was updated on Sunday 04 January 2015.
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