I have a project (still planning) with three I2C sensors: GPS, 3-axis gyro+accelerometer, and OLED. Do I connect SDA/SCL in series, or do I connect them in parallel?

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Use the Wikipedia page on the protocol as an introduction to your learning curve on I2C. I may cite:

At the physical layer, both SCL and SDA lines are [a ...] bus design, [...]

This means that all devices connect in parallel (image from the same page, public domain):

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Rp are pull-up resistors, Rs are optional series resistors. (Emphasis by me)


Connect the three I2C devices in parallel.

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