The accelerometer I am using is purchased from Modern Device. It is a breakout board with a MMA7361 chip from Freescale. The MMA7361 operates in 2 selectable sensitivity modes, +/- 1.5g, and 6g. I am using it at 1.5g so the shunt was not used.
Here is the board with headers attached (right angled to save space):
I can wire the accelerometer to the RBBB with individual wires, but I think since almost all sensors require at least 3-4 pins, ribbon cables will be nicer looking and easier to use. I found these from Modern Device (they are meant for JeeNodes):
Looking at the RBBB, the analog input pins (required for the accelerometer) are conveniently located beside 5V and GND, but blast! 5V and GND are flipped on the accelerometer board:
Lucky for me, the ribbon cable solves the pin order problem as I can just rewire each cable according to the module’s needs (this is extremely helpful for the transceiver module, but more on that later). Simply use a tack to unlock each pin and rewire accordly:
The final accelerometer module (the board and its properly wired cable), ready to be plugged into the RBBB (notice that the red (5V) and black (GND) wires are now flipped):