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ADXL345 Arduino UNO Activity Inactivity interrupt

I have DATA_READY, Activity and Inactivity interrupts mapped from INT1 to INT0 on the arduino. DATA_READY works fine, the problem is Activity and Inactivity are always set to 0 in the INT_SOURCE ...
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Understanding how to use an accelerometer to detect vehicle collisions

Objective: To use an accelerometer to detect where on a vehicle a crash occurred (e.g. impact occurred on the passenger side.). Parts: Arduino Uno and LSM3030DLHC accelerometer Background: I've been ...
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Accelerometer double integration error

I wanted to use an accelerometer or IMU to measure speed and displacement over a period of about 1 minute or 400m. From this answer I found at stackoverflow, the error propagates at a rate of \$t^2\$ ...
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ADXL345 Arduino UNO data_ready interrupt

I would like the sensor values to be updated each 10ms(100Hz) and then run the algorithm and repeat the same process. However, after timing the algorithm it is taking only 2ms, I think the data_ready ...
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Using an External interrupt from any pin PIC16F873A

I'm trying to use an interrupt, which will occur on a rising edge of a signal coming from my LSM303DLHC accelerometer. The accelerometer has a Data Ready (DRDY) signal that fires every time new data ...
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Accelerometer Impact/Shock

I am a complete novice when it comes to electrical engineering; however, I'm interested to know the capability of accelerometers. In addition to capturing data on distance traveled, etc. - is an ...
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ADXL 345 Noise Issue for my use case

I am building a solution where I want my MCU to wake up based on a trigger generated by accelerometer after detecting an activity. There are a number of samples available for this and I am able to ...
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Combine LED with accelerometer in small size for violin bow frog

The question was extended from the post: Violin bow position tracking with SMD LEDs and photoresistors. It is easier to understand the problem and the purpose here with the link, but I will elaborate ...
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Do accelerometers know when they are moving straight up or straight down?

I need a sensor that I can only place on top of an object, to count the number of times the object moves up and down. Would placing an accelerometer on top of the object accomplish this or can it ...
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Adding High Byte and Low Byte of LSM303DLHC Accelerometer Output

Interpreting LSM303DLHC Accelerometer Output Hi all, This is my first StackExchange question ever, so I will do my best to be specific and offer as much reference as possible. I'm currently ...
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Temperature sensor slope explanation

I am looking at an accelerometer(data sheet is BMA280 ) which has capabilities of measuring temperature from -40 to 85 degrees celsius. It also specifies a Temperature Sensor Slope of 0.5K/LSB, where ...
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What's the best method of measuring displacement and speed without resorting to GPS?

Is it possible to determine the displacement, speed and acceleration of someone while running, by using methods like dead reckoning, sensor fusion or other, and sensors like accelerometers, ...
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How to determine minimal detectable acceleration on accelerometer?

How can it be determined the minimal detectable acceleration on analog and digital accelerometers? In datasheets I found only specification like sensitivity, noise etc. And how the minimal time for ...
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MPU6050 registers sometimes reading as 0x00

I'm doing some tests with a MPU6050 accelerometer but sometimes the accelerometer and temperature registers return 0x00 (I have not tested the gyroscope registers). When this happens I still can read ...
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How can I sense if a cane is being held upright or fallen down?

I am trying to make a little wireless-connected gizmo to attach to my grandfather's walking cane. The idea is that when it senses the cane has fallen down, it would alert/call one of us so that we can ...
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Wiring three-axis accelerometer

I need to wire the following three-axis axis accelerometer: http://docs-europe.electrocomponents.com/webdocs/127c/0900766b8127c68c.pdf Here when I click on ADXL335, the below link comes with some ...
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Using adafruit Flora or Adafruit Trinket + MPU-6050 3-Axis Gyroscope + nRF24L01+ together

I am trying to do a project where I need to transmit data from an object if the object is moved in a particular way. The restriction is that the device has to be as thin and small as possible. I am ...
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Normalization of Accelerometer Data

I have two different boards, one from TI and one from ST Microelectronics. Both these boards have one accelerometer of different brand. These two accelerometer sensors have different sensitivity. I ...
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Calculating angle using MPU6050

I'm using the code from the question Calculating Angles from MPU6050 for my project I'm using a MPU6050, GY-521 and an Arduino Mega 2560 with connections as follows: ...
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How do I find source of vibration from a mechanical source outside of my home?

My problem is vibration from a mechanical source outside of my home. I think I have found the source (machinery at a legal marijuana grow op) and need to prove it to get an injunction at court. I ...
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LSM9DS0's Accelerometer not reading correctly

I have a LSM9DS0 Gyroscope/Accelerometer/Magnetometer breakout board. I am using an Arduino Uno which operates on 5V. The LSM9DS0 is communicating to the Uno using I2C through a Logic Level Converter. ...
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Angular Acceleration: Understanding the differences between Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

I apologize for what is likely an ignorant question, but I am fairly new to electronics and have little confidence. I am working on a personal project where I am using a servo motor to move a rod back ...
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Calculating Angles from MPU6050

I've been playing with a GY521 breakout recently with the MPU6050 chip on it, though i've hit a bit of a problem that I can't quite work out I know when I rotated the board I rotated ~90 degrees ...
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Choosing sampling rate according to the bandwith reponse in accelerometer datasheet

In an accelerometer's datasheet, the bandwidth response in the x and y axis is 350 Hz. There is another information related to the internal sampling rate (shown below). I don't know how these two ...
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Temperature compensation accelerometer and cross axis sensitivity calibration

I'm trying to compensate a 3-axis MEMS accelerometer for temperature. I can access a climate chamber where the device can be rotated in ONE axis. There is another place where I can rotate two axis, ...
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MEMS Accelerometer/Gyro 3-axis Conversion question

I'm not too familiar with the digital mems signal to analog conversion using a microcontroller. Can you still retain the signal intensity due to rotation of the gyro, or is the output always going to ...
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Whats the difference between these three breakout boards for the ADXL345 Accelerometer?

I would like to use the ADXL345 in a schematic im working on right now, but as there is no typical/minimal circuit provided within the datasheet i got stuck. I did a bit of research and found three ...
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Arduino standalone with 9V battery and accelerometer

I'm using an Arduino Mega for a project involving an accelerometer. Everything works fine when the board is connected via USB. When I use a 9V battery plugged in with the 2.1mm jack, values are ...
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How to Segment Accelerometer Signal at idle points

I'm using an 3 axis Accelerometer(GY-521) to get the acceleration data and also the gyroscope to get the gyro data. I want to segment the signals at the idle points so that i can get the segmented ...
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Detecting impacts using an accelerometer

I am using the LIS3DSH sensor from ST Microelectronics to detect accidents. For this I need to detect the impact using the variation of the G value, from a sudden shift of 1G to around 16G and also ...
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Need 3-axis wireless gyroscope/accelerometer.

So I would like to have a sensor that can detect rotation (around the vertical axis only is needed) and that detects motion (no specific direction, only be able to detect if the sensor is moving). I ...
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Is accelerometer taking as much power (current) as it needs? [closed]

I want to connect accelerometer to an oscilloscope. I have 3x AA rechargable batteries (2550mAh). I was told that e.g. microcontroller knows how much amps should it take and it wont burn if I ...
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Limits of dead reckoning using MEMS sensors

I'm trying to track body parts relative to a person's torso. I see quite a few questions about using MEMS accelerometers and gyros for dead reckoning, and they confirm my suspicions that various ...
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Is it possible to measure acceleration in sports activities with an accelerometer

I've been trying to make a simple prototype capable of measuring a punch or a shot put throw with an accelerometer, but suddenly stopped working, and "locked" into a value, has I was testing it. When ...
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I2C protocol debugging using oscilloscope

We are testing an I2C accelerometer connected to the ATMega32A micro-controller. The accelerometer was working fine. We can write and read the registers using I2C protocol. When connected to the ...
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LSM303DLHC data ready interrupt

I have a STM32F3-discovery board, and I have set up a little test. It just captures ALL input on GPIO3 and count them by channel. Then every seconds, I have a breakpoint with which I look at the ...
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Calculating mV/g of a sensor

I have constructed a piezo-resistive sensor using graphite. I managed to obtain the output voltage of 0-5V by using the ADC of my Arduino to read the sensor. But I have no idea how to calculate its ...
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What are the limitations of IMU sensor devices?

The Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headset uses an IR camera in conjunction with built-in accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer for accurate head/motion tracking. The previous version (DK1) used only an ...
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SPI always returns null while reading

We need some help in SPI protocol. We've been using an AVR microcontroller ATMega324PA (DIP) and an ADXL344 accelerometer (QFN Breakout). Both chip operates at 1.8V and supports I2C & SPI. Lately ...
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Cannot get the “Output Axis” to work

I have a Virtuabotix MMA7361 Three Axis Accelerometer Module that I am trying to use to detect tilt. It works, but only for two axes at a time. It doesn't matter which way I try to flip or turn the ...
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converting mV to g

I have recently run a vibration test at work using a PCB piezotronics model 482C sensor signal conditioner. How do you convert the the MAX reading (in mV) into the equivalent acceleration (in g). The ...
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I2C slave is not acknowledging for SLA+W but values can be read from/write to registers

We got a wierd problem in a I2C device. We've been trying to solve the issue for more than a week now. This post is about ADXL344 Digital Accelerometer from Analog devices. We made three prototype ...
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Accelerometer (or something else) to detect rotary oscillations

I'd like to detect oscillations of a rotating disk. If an heavy weight object is placed in the wrong way on the rotating disk, the rotation it's not anymore only on a straight plane (perpendicular ...
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Detecting foot steps

I'm building an interactive disco dance floor. Like the light up dance floors from the 70's, but each floor panel should be able to detect when it's being stepped on and possibly light up to show ...
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Data from BMA220 accelerometer

I am trying to make a device which can give x, y, z data and also can detect freefall and shock. For that I am using bma220 sensor. I am programming the sensor in 8g as I need shock values < 8g. ...
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Regarding Direction calculation using Gyroscope,Magnetometer and Accelerometer

We are using a MEMS tri-axial sensor which has an Accelerometer,Magnetometer and Gyrometer. We have also calibrated the Accelerometer and Magnetometer.This sensor package is used in a borehole ...
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Most energy efficient way to detect motion

I am hacking together a prototype wrist band, with BLE as the main component. I'd like the device to detect a bump or a wave. What would be the most energy efficient way to do so? I'd like the ...
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Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - ADXL335 synchronise

I have three ADXL335 Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout boards. I wish to measure the the acceleration of a human leg as it walks at three points (hip knee and ankle). I want this to log this data in ...
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9 DoF Sensor Accelerometer Readings Inconsistent

I have the following sensor stick: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10724 It has an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer. I have connected it to an arduino and am reading the accelerometer ...
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Is there an influence of accelaration on the gyroscope data

I want to create an application that measures the horizontal position of the device while accelerating (positive and negative). My biggest concern is that the gyroscope data will be influenced by the ...