I extracted motion acceleration with MPU6050 and removed gravity. Now, the problem is when I put the sensor in no-move status, I read nearly zero acceleration in z-axis but when I turn it 180 degree and then put it in the rest it shows nearly -2. There is a constant of 2 and I don't know how to remove it. I want the sensor to show me a zero acceleration when it is not moving.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Make it easy for your readers. Add a link to the datasheet for the device in question. There's a link button on the editor toolbar. \$\endgroup\$ – Transistor Sep 12 '19 at 12:31

You "removed gravity" from the Z axis by subtracting a constant. Obviously, this does not work if the Z axis no longer points "up".

If the sensor cannot be maintained in a particular orientation with respect to the gravity vector, then there is no simple way to remove gravity. You'll have to do a full 6-dimensional motion solution (3 axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyro) to determine position and attitude, and then derive your non-gravity accelerations from that.

Even then, your sensors will have long-term drift, so your solution will also need to have a means for compensating for that.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ no i didn't subtract a constant, i remove gravity by using quaternion and rotation matrix and in the beginning of sensor working i see a zero motion acceleration and it's ok but when i turn it 180 deg , instead of showing zero again it shows -2. \$\endgroup\$ – Reza K Sep 12 '19 at 13:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ Then there's something wrong with your math. We can't help you unless you show it to us. \$\endgroup\$ – Dave Tweed Sep 12 '19 at 13:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ If gravity is removed, something is subtracting a constant somewhere. If it's not you, it's the accelerometer. \$\endgroup\$ – TimWescott Sep 12 '19 at 15:56

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