I decided to modify my Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro metal detector today. It’s a great metal detector but I think everyone with one of these knows that the Pin Point button can be temperamental at times. To overcome this, people generally add a switch of various kinds to replace the function of the button.
After yesterdays success with the GY-273 chip that has a chip marked DA 5883 on it (and seems to be based on the QMC5883L), I noticed when I plugged it in this morning all axis, X, Y and Z, were all outputting 0. So, time to start from the ground and build up. The datasheet
Purchasers of cheap e-bay 3-axis magnetometers might be as disappointed as I was when trying to run pretty much every example sketch only to find that while they run, they don’t work. The GY-273: Or is it a HMC5883L? After much hunting around I found out why. Most 3-axis magnetometers are – or at least, used