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Questions tagged [accelerometer]

A sensor to measure acceleration.

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Transient drop in accelerometer gravity reading when in motion

I am using Pololu AltIMU-10 v4's accelerometer to monitor the acceleration of my system. I understand that when the sensor is placed upright on the table, it should measure 1g in the +ve z-axis. ...
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How to detect the Accelerometer is moving

I am using the MCU intergrade 3-axis accelerometer and set it on the bicycle. I want to detect the bicycle is moving or stop. But the vibration noise let my function failed. Is anyone could share ...
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Optimal sensor for measuring object velocity in an open area?

I am trying to measure vertical and horizontal speed of an object attached to a parachute. It will be launched from a low altitude and in an open area, allowing satellite GPS lock. Data treatment ...
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Radiation Effects on Electronics

I'm developing a magnetic field sensing kit for a project. The kit contains sensors (specifically an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer) that will detect and measure magnetic fields, and ...
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Realistic Magnetometer Specifications [closed]

I'm working on making improvements to an old project I helped design. The project used an Arduino to take measurements from six sensors to measure the strength of a nearby electromagnet that generated ...
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Measuring High Speed Angular Velocity 20,000+ rps

I'm looking for a way of measuring angular velocity in a spinning object at high speeds - up to 25,000 degrees per second. There's ridiculously expensive gyros in the market that can do this, but I'm ...
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Acceleration when device is on tilt

I'm currently working on device that uses always-on 3D accelerometer(using scale +-2g) and 3D gyroscope(using scale +-250g) -sensor. I can read every possible vector (X,Y,Z) and their acceleration (g'...
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Converting Acceleration of ADXL335 data into displacement

I'm currently using a ADXL335 chip two measure acceleration then converting it into a displacement. I'm wanting to measure the vetical (-z direction) displacement range of maximum 10cm, so quite small....
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Accelerometer readings

I'm using an Endevco Model 2220D Accelerometer with an Endevco Model 2721B Charge Amplifier to get vibration readings from a motor. I was asked to get a reading in IPS (Inches per second) but the ...
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Identifying component from i2c trace & obscure SMD marking

I wanted to poke around one of those sub-10$ smart bands, so I got a couple of them. I opened it and I was able to identify some major components from the SMD markings, including a Dialog DA14580 MCU, ...
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Measuring electro-hydraulic drive's inertia

I have an electro-hydraulic drive – a hydraulic motor with coupled to it a synchronous generator. Also there is an encoder installed on the shaft of the generator. By using my DAQ unit I will measure ...
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Servo accelerometer dual power rail requirement

Why does this type of accelerometer need split supply. In the data-sheet this is described as a excitation voltage. But the diagram they provide does not show any +/- rails or any excitation ...
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MPU6050 accel/gyro noise that behaves strangely - what might be doing this?

I'm experimenting with an MPU6050 six-axis accelerometer/gyro reading data with a Raspberry Pi via I2C. The six-axis response makes sense in general as I rotate it by hand, rotating moves the gravity ...
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A question about sharing excitation supply for multiple sensors

Note: this question updated, please see the major edit. I need to wire four or two of accelerometer and perform data-acquisition with a single-ended daq device. It seems this is single ended output,...
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acceleration sensor gives wrong values

I try to measure distances with the 3 axis accelerometer that is part of the lsm9ds1. therefore i measure the acceleration in x-axis and y-axis every 5ms and double integrate it over the time. I can ...
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What technology exists that could activate a small circuit upon high acceleration/impact?

The circuit will fit inside a 12 gauge shotgun shell, be fired from it (with less gunpowder), and will have DC batteries. I'm wanting to conserve battery life until the shot is fired. When fired, I ...
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How can I make an Arduino accelerometer?

I'm helping a friend with a physics high school project and we are thinking about doing some rockets fueled with chemicals and a chain reaction for launching. The general idea is: the first rocket ...
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Detect movement in a very power efficient way

I am working on a device i can strap on to an expensive electronics instrument, and when someone moves the instrument, the device detects it and sends its position from a GPS to a server, via WiFi, ...
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Is it possible to wire an accelerometer straight to lights?

I am currently working on a personal project and was wondering if there was any way to wire an accelerometer to an LED light to illuminate the light when a set g-force is achieved. I am not too ...
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PIC16F1783 Inclinometer Project using Accelerometer 12-bit ADC issue

I am working on an inclinometer project using an accelerometer, MMA1220KEG and a PIC16F1783, it is designed to switch a relay when the angle of inclination is below 15 degrees and illuminates a series ...
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Cable for MEMS Accelerometer

I am using a MEMS Accelerometer (ADXL1001), along with the EVAL board and an NI 9234 DAQ module to acquire the signal. I am using a RG58 coaxial cable to connect the sensor output (2 connector pins, ...
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MS5611 Barometer not working on PCB design

On a recent project of mine, I incorporated an MPU 9250 and a MS5611 Barometer on the i2c bus of an atmega 32u4. The MPU 9250 works perfectly, but as soon as I solder on the MS5611 neither of them ...
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Finding an accelerometer

How do I go about finding/calculating the specifications of an accelerometer that can measure vibrations upto 2kHz and deflections upto 2mm? EDIT: After calculating and obtaining 16000g's worth of ...
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How to understand data from Bluetooth LE accelerometer with X,Y,Z as single value? [closed]

I'm using a cheap BLE accelerometer MPU 6050 that notifies X, Y, Z values as a single attribute. It seems that this type of value hasn't been standardized and I don't know how to read data correctly. ...
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What value pull up resistors does the MPU9250 use? [duplicate]

Looking at the datasheet On page 32, the datasheet says "The MPU-9250 always operates as a slave device when communicating to the system processor, which thus acts as the master. SDA and SCL lines ...
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ADXL354 V1P8ANA

I am using an ADXL354 in a circuit, and the part has a voltage output (V1.8ANA) that is the output of the internal LDO which can be used as a reference for an ADC. I am trying to find out whether I ...
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LIS3DH- Understanding Z axis output

I am trying to measure a machine's vibration using LIS3DH sensor. I set the LIS3DH in low power mode and 5.376 kHz sampling frequency which outputs 8 bit output. I use SPI to get the data from the ...
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refresh rate for gyroscop and accelerometer [ mpu6050 ]

What is refresh rate ( update rate) for gyroscop and accelerometer ? If you write in the register the following values in mpu6050 : SMPLRT_DIV --> 19 CONFIG --> 2 ( DLPF off )
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Accelerometer SA0 & SA1 Pin hanging

I'm trying to TWI communication between accelerometer FXOS8700 & micro-controller (nrf51) but I forgot to connect SA0 & SA1 line to micro-controller pin (or connection to GND) & all PCB ...
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Comparison of 1d and 3d accelerometers [closed]

I have to use an accelerometer in my project. The project demands high accuracy in measuring acceleration magnitude and phase in all the three axes. I am searching for a detailed comparison of using ...
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Does multiple IMU increase accuracy

I'm just starting up with IMU's and I really want to work on my own flight controller, but a question always hits my mind and I am not able to find answer anywhere, so I'm here. Will multiple IMUs ...
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In theory, is the position derived from accelerometer absolute?

I recently found multiple research papers that say that in theory double integral of accelerometer data gives a position of the device. Does that refer to absolute position (like the one given by a ...
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how to program BMI160 inertial measuremen unit to latch detection flags

How should BMI160 registers be set to enable detection flags to be set in INT_STATUS? For example, how to get TAP_STATUS byte-0 bit-5 s_tap_int to set if XDK110 is tapped? I don't need actual ...
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Calculate battery consumption in IoT Device, Parameters and Considerations Regarding Bluetooth

I've designed a basic IoT architecture to measure biosignals. I am not an expert in the field so I have doubts in basic battery consumption calculation and considerations. The proposed system ...
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Speed detection using ADXL335

Can i find the speed of the vehicle using ADXL335?. My idea is to send an email alert if the vehicle speed exceeds the defined limit using raspberry pi. Just like in zoomcar or the other rental cars.
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Smoothing Accelerometer/Gyroscope Displacement Tracking for Mouse Motion

I'm working on a project to combine a linear acceleration reading from an accelerometer and gyroscope, adjusted for gravity, into displacement/position on an x-y plane, specifically for turning the ...
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Using 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer to Measure Rotational Acceleration in a Helmet?

I'm very new to using sensor components and I have a 3-axis digital accelerometer I can use, but I don't know if I can use one to measure rotational acceleration in a football helmet? Is the sensor ...
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Suggestions for accelerometer signal conditioning

I want to use an adxl326 accelerometer to measure vibration in one plane only. The accel is fed 3.3V and returns 1.65V at 0G's +/- 57mV/G What I want to do is remove the 1.65 bias to get an ac signal ...
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Cheap alternative to an accelerometer [closed]

I am designing a very simple device, which absolutely needs to be inexpensive, total BOM cost < $1.00 including the MCU (at 10k+ units). This device would benefit from knowing its orientation, ...
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How to estimate displacement error using accelerometer

I am using an MPU6050 and performing a double integration to obtain displacement, and this is to be placed in a vehicle that will be subject to about 2.5g. I cannot test it now, but how is it possible ...
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Is there a better filter or a modification to the Kalman filter that could take advantage of having all the data during the trajectory at once?

I am trying to reconstruct the trajectory of an object with an strapped down IMU on board to do dead reckoning. A Kalman filter seems to be in order. But the Kalman filter seems to be oriented toward ...
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Should I be using a Standard Kalman Filter (KF) or an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF)?

So I am trying to implement a Kalman filter for an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) using an Arduino. I have 4 sensors: GPS Accelerometer Gyroscope Magnetometer To measure various vehicle properties ...
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IC identification

I think it is an accelerometer. It has connections to STM32F303 analog pins. Can you suggest the part model?
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Is it possible to get accelerometer magnitude value lesser than 1G?

I'm using lsm9ds1 accelerometer. I retrieved row data in mg for Y, Y, Z accelerometer axes every 10 ms and calculated the magnitude sqrt(x^2 + y^2 + z^2) but this ...
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Raspberry multiple accelerometers please help with schematic

I am new to electronics, and I have been playing around with Raspberry Pi 3 and an ADXL accelerometer. So far, I have managed to draw data in I2C from the accelerometer. However, now I am trying to ...
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Op amp signal processing of an accelerometer output for an ADC

I have been designing a board which will monitor vibration activity of a machine using MEMS accelerometers. So far, I have connected the unadulterated signal from the accelerometer to the ADC however, ...
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Removing noise from accelerometer data

I am new to signal analysis and I need to remove noise from an accelerometer recording. 2 accelerometers are mounted a machine and recorded vibrations at 500 Hz. The aim is use vibrations to ...
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How to speed up charging of output capacitors of ADXL335?

Problem statement I need to obtain as fast as possible after power-up a reading from an accelerometer. The accelerometer is located in a car and is powered by the same rail of the rear braking lights,...
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Constant values read from LIS3DSH Accelerometer

I'm working with the board STM32F4DISCOVERY from ST microcontrollers. I'm trying to read acceleration on the 3 axes from the accelerometer LIS3DSH via I2C communication. The code is working on one ...
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Why do accelerometers have holes etched in their masses?

I have been studying MEMS for a while now and I noticed that in almost every accelerometer design there are holes etched in the mass that is attached to the hinge. Why is that? A thing I thought of ...