After clearing the queue of other tasks, I am now starting work on the module.
Naturally the first step is unpacking:
The module came well packed in the proper antistatic bag, and with included straight pin header.
Here is the unpacked module, and pin header:
The pn labeling is conveniently on both sides of the module:
And yes, you see clear, the board exposed areas are gold plated! Something that I have rarely seen nowadays. Altogether it looks like very high quality and capable module!
The module has X/Y/Z gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass with built it dedicated signal processor all that in a single chip. It has some other features such as slave I2C, but I will experiment with them after I get the basic functionality working.
Next step was soldering the module. I decided to soldier 90 degree angled pin headers, as they make it easier to experiment with, and when taking pictures for tutorials ;-) :
Once soldered, I connected the module to Arduino Nano, and ran a simple Sketch to test it:
Here is the output from the Serial Terminal:
Now that I know the module is working, I can start developing the Visuino component for it. Hopefully some early version of it will be available in the next couple of days :-) .