an ultra small GPS logger "NinjaScan-Light" will be launched on December 16th

Switch Science will launch an ultra small GPS logger called "NinjaScan-Light" which is equipped with GPS, barometer, and 9-axis motion sensors.

TOKYO, Japan - On December 16th, Switch Science, Inc. will launch an ultra small GPS logger called "NinjaScan-Light". It is equipped with GPS, barometer, and 9-axis motion sensors. NinjaScan-Light will be available on Switch Science web store (

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Photos from left: Main board (front), Main board (back), accessories, SD card next to the main board for the size comparison

Product information

SKUNamePriceRelease date
SSCI-023641 NinjaScan-Light Kit USD 190.00 December 16th, 2015


  • Size: 25mm×38mm×8.5mm
  • Weight: 5g

Product details

NinjaScan-Light is a tiny GPS logger with GPS receiver, 3-axis accelerometer, barometer, 3-axis gyro, 3-axis magnetometer, and a thermometer. NinjaScan-Light was commercialized based on an open source hardware project originally developed by a project leader fenrir.

Though the GPS logger is small size similar to SD card, it is equipped with various sensors necessary for testing airplanes, drones, and cars. NinjaScan-Light can easily be mounted on small radio-controlled planes. And it can be powered either by USB power or Li-poly battery (1 cell = 3.7 V).

As the main board has a microSD slot (microSD card sold separately), the data retrieved from each sensor can be stored in a microSD card. By connecting NinjaScan-Light to a computer via USB or by inserting the microSD into a computer, you can extract the data. Also, you can dump real-time data via USB connection.

Upon launching NinjaScan-Light, we worked with fenrir. But please do not contact fenrir for information regarding this product.

Included in the Kit

  • NinjaScan-Light main board
  • GPS antenna (U.FL connector)
  • Cable with JST ZH housing (power supply)
  • JST SH connector 12-pin housing
  • Pre-crimped cable for JST SH housing
  • USB cable A to Micro-B
  • U.FL-SMA (female) adapter cable (provides a connection for regular GPS antenna)
  • BEC female connector with cable (power supply for radio controlled model planes or cars)

About Switch Science

Switch Science is an online retail seller of open source hardware, electronic modules, components and kits from Tokyo, Japan. Switch Science also develops original electronic modules with the goal of making individual electronics creations easy to start and handle. Learn more and view the entire lineup at (Written in Japanese)


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