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    Hardware Check

    Please correct my terminology, as I said I am brand new to FPGA boards so here goes: I was planning to use the ZAP interface, which as far as I can tell means I would load a pre-made bit file, which basically spoofs an Arduino at a possible faster clock speed and with more IO ports (the main reason I chose the Papilio One over the Arduino Uno; all around more flexibility it seemed). Does this make this issue better (there already exists an Arduino lib for all of the accels on Adafruit)? Does it still warrant preferring a different accelerometer?. From what I understand after some brief reading is that I2C differs from SPI in that I would have to do some minor parsing of the stream to get the output using I2C (searching for packet starts and logging them; filtering the input channel), whereas SPI is already direct output. I don't mind springing for a more straight forward card but would want to move to the 2021, because the added magnetometer will give me a global coordinate system frame (I can use for added autonomy later... maybe).
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    Hardware Check

    I'm quite new to FPGA's and am usually fairly good at matching hardware specs, but this seems like a whole new boat to me. Can anyone tell me if the below accelerometer/ magnetometer will work well with the Papilio One. I'm trying to create a custom PID controller using this as my main input. https://www.adafruit.com/products/1120 Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Physical dimensions?

    Alright, got it. Thanks. As a regular CAD user I had a hard time finding out how to measure from hole center to hole center in Sketchup (but it was the first time I have ever used it). The model also completely lacks the IO block and connector data, which will be needed for a case top. I will repost my CAD drawing for those who want it. Is there a better way to post a few pictures? I will also post the stil file I used to 3D print a mounting case and pictures of it.
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    Physical dimensions?

    I'm looking for the same info in more detail. I was hoping to mount the Papilio One on a 3D printed part, but am entirely lacking dimensions regarding what appear to be mounting holes. Here is the data I was able to get from carefully measuring the board with a pair of calipers (but I was afraid to touch it with the teeth). Can anyone confirm these? https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByYzNrXXLNaOZ1Y4eDVHWWNTdlU/edit?usp=sharing I guessed on the hole sizing because they were placed too near the board jacks to easily get at. Thanks.