I am trying the ADXL335 (sparkfun) breakout board with Arduino Mega, using the example sketch that comes with the Arduino environment.
I get random data, and when I disconnect the X, Y, Z wires the randomness remains. So, no readings
When I looked around, I found an ADXL335 sparkfun note (http://wiring.org.co/learning/basics/accelerometer.html
) which says - connecting it to 5V will cause permanent damage. I am new to Arduino - I know there is 5V on the board, but the wiring for the example sketch is through Analog Inputs. Anyway - is the board now permamently damaged? And if I get a new one, how do I not damage it?