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Questions tagged [accelerometer]

A sensor to measure acceleration.

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can I get noise of 24G with accelerometer configured at +-16G

I'm using lsm9ds1 accelerometer configued to +-16G. by reading raw data, I've got a value of 24G which I think it's a noise. I didn't configure any filter on the accelerometer. can a noise reach 24G ...
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Which is give better result for find angular position of device using 9-axis IMU snesor.?

I'm Using LSM9DSO 9 axis Sensor Which gives output of Accelerometer , gyroscope , Magnetometer Output data. i want to find the angular position of the device using this sensor. currently i'm trying ...
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LSM6DS3 ODR Clock Source

I am beginning to use an 6DOF sensor, LSM6DS3, along with a separate magnetometer to keep track of an objects orientation. I also need to correlate the data in time from this sensor to data from other ...
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Measure vertical distance travelled

I wonder if it's usually practical to use an accelerometer to measure the height of a ball tossed in the air. That is, would it be accurate to integrate the acceleration measured over time twice? An ...
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How to calculate the orientation of a IMU sensor?

With a BLE CPro sensor I'm trying to "build" a remote control for a smartphone game. How can I recognise the orientation (pref. grads) of the sensor if it is on the left or right without being ...
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Weird problem with ADXL345, Buzzer and Arduino

I've set up a Serial port via a Bluetooth module (HC05). I'm using a JavaFX app that I wrote to read the serial port, plot the acceleration values (via ADXL345) and write back to the serial port an ...
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Calculating pitch and roll from gyro data

Does anyone know if it's possible to calculate pitch and roll angles from gyro data (without an accelerometer)? I'm trying to use a L3GD20 to measure pitch and roll. I can read the angular rates, but ...
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IMU - How to calculate the orientation in a shaken environment

I'm trying to calculate the orientation on an IMU Sensor. Until now I'm doing it by calculating the Pitch angle and it's working fine: ...
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Track movements of 500 objects in one single room [closed]

Let's say we have a room with a size of approximately 300 sqm. In this room we have 500 objects that are tagged with beacons having accelerometers. Is there any way to process the produced data of ...
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Detect if object is lying on the surface or is it lifted into the air?

Suppose we have a small box with a circutry and a set of sensors in it. Box is lying on the table, but it is light enough to be lifted into the air. What I want to achieve is to switch off the ...
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Making accelerometer sense nonconventional gravity

I am working on a project of finding the bevel angle of a worm drive blade. To find the angle, I have decided to use 2 accelerometers. One of it being my reference and will sit on the footplate, the ...
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How to compute acceleration from accelerometer raw data

I'm working on a project based on NXP accelerometer MMA8653. This is a I2C, 3-axial accelerometer with 10-bit resolution. Actually I can read the accelerometer registers and I'm able to configure it....
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Data Problem with Multiple MPU6050 and Arduino Nano

I've been working on a recent project which involves multiple IMU's(Specifically 5 MPU6050's, GY-521 Breakout board). Everything works fine, from angle calculation to dealing with gyroscopic drift for ...
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acceleration output interpretation

I'm using LSM9DS1 accelerometer which I configured with 16g range. I left the device without movement and I got following accelerations x : 0 y : 0 z : 1300 the device is subjected only to ...
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Hardware based magnitude for accelerometer

In the past I've taken the magnitude of an accelerometer digitally, using the following equation: magnitude = sqrt(x^2 + y^2 + z^2) However, in order to do this ...
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Measuring small movements of a needle and syringe

My question is how to measure very small movements of a needle and syringe when injecting. When doctors inject local anaesthetic, they always aspirate (suck back) first to make sure they are not in a ...
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Velocity from Acceleration [closed]

In geological instrumentation, it is frequent to find the "integration of the acceleration" measurement, as the "empirical estimate" of the velocity, namely, the Particle Point Velocity (PPV). ...
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How do I configure the LIS3DH as a pedometer that generates interrupts when walking?

I found a lot of algorithms for pedometers that assume a fast CPU with a decent ALU and high sampling rates, which I don't have. (Z80) However, the LIS3DH has various options for generating interrupts ...
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3.3v output voltage on arduino mini

I'm learning to use the Adafruit LSM9DS0 and have cobbled this code together such that an LED will turn on when it detects motion on the accelerometer, specifically when the magnitude is over a ...
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Accelerometer - Offset correction

I'm using the MMA8453Q for motion detection. The accelerometer is mounted such a way that when it is stationary, X & Y axes are at 0g & Z-axis is at 1g. My usecase is: A tilt across any axes ...
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Accelerometer - Tilt Detection

I'm using the MMA8453Q for tilt detection of 45 degree in any axis. I'm a newbie to embedded devices. I have a few questions. 1) Should I be using Transient detection or Motion detection for my use ...
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Accelerometer gives wrong values for stationary axes

I have a BMI160 IMU which gives a good reading for the axis parallel to gravity (1G or -1G), but a changing value of about 2G or -2G for the axes that should show 0G. This is true for all axes, I've ...
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What are the technical difficulties of making an accurate digital accelerometer?

In theory, double integrating accelerometer data with time should give displacement. However this is not widely practiced due to how susceptible accelerometer is to noise (and other reasons??), and ...
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Quadcopter balance with MPU-6050

It is not uncommon to see people asking about how to balance a quadricopter using MPU-6050. It's also common to see people answering that a PID controller is needed. However, people doesn't say how. ...
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What is the difference between IMUs and other devices that have accelerometers and gyroscopes (smartphones, tablets, sensewear etc.)?

The general definition of IMU says that any device that has accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer/GPS packed together is an IMU. Then why aren't other devices that have the same sensors called ...
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ADXL345 GY-291 weird measures

currently I am trying to connect several ADXL345 to an Arduino Nano. I followed the Sparkfun Tutorial on how to do this (https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/240). Long story short, I connected two ...
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accelerometer interference

I had a PCB containing a micro usb and a 3 axes accelerometer LIS3DH. I put the PCB at fixed position and the value of Z vary between --77at -83. but when I touch the usb cable with my hand or with a ...
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Bosch BNO055 gyroscope bias stability

What is the bias stability in degrees/hour of the gyroscope on the BNO055? The datasheet lists some specs of the gyro on page #14 but I cant find the bias there. There is an item called "output noise"...
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Measuring the velocity/acceleration of a swinging pendulum

I'm trying to find a good way for measuring the speed/acceleration of a swinging pendulum. I know one way is to use an optical encoder for capturing the rotation positions, but unfortunately there's ...
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Is it possible for the Kalman gain to become 1 or 0 [closed]

Is it possible for the Kalman gain to ever become exactly 0 or 1? Because as far as I understand, if that would happen (no matter if it were 0 or 1) the Kalman gain would stay 0 in all the following ...
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MPU-6050 angle readings under mechanical vibrations

I'm in process of making a quadcopter. At this point I encountered a problem with MPU-6050 angle calculation. When quadcopter is stationary with motors in off state and I'm tilting it, angle readings ...
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Calculating absolute roll/pitch/yaw angle of falling objects [duplicate]

I am wanting to build a device with gyro, accellero, gauss (compass) sensors and barometric sensor. This device will record all data from the sensors over a period of about 15 minutes where a person ...
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What's the accuracy of the data sampling clock of LSM303D?

I have a bad case of "please, read the datasheet for me". There is a way to auto trigger the sampling in the LSM303D accelerometer, with a fifo to collect the samples afterwards, and a choice of ...
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How to use an 2-axis accelerometer as a potentiometer? [closed]

I've got a couple of Memsic 2125 accelerometers around and wanted to try to use one of them to replace a pair of potentiometers in a circuit (x axis replaces pot A, y axis replaces pot B). How would ...
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Measuring vehicle's forward and lateral acceleration using a smartphone

I want to measure the acceleration (forward and lateral separately) using an android smartphone device in order to be able to analyse the driving behavior. My approach would be as follows: 1. ...
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Configuring IMU FIS1100

We have been working on motion sensor unit FIS1100. We decided to use it as traditional motion sensor (FIS1100 can be operated in two modes Attitude engine mode and traditional sensor mode). We are ...
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How to reliably sample a sensor during the rotation of a wheel in a car?

I would like to sample the acceleration of the wheel axis (vertically and left-right) N times per rotation (for example once per spoke, but not necessarily). The data would be processed with Arduino. ...
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Combination of acceleration signals

have xA, yA, and zA acceleration signals collected from a smartphone and I call it: set A and I also have xB, yB, and zB same acceleration signals from smartwatch: let's call this set B. I need to ...
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Unwrapping measurements from Adxl345 accelerometer

I am trying to read acceleration values from a ADXL345 via I2C. I've successfully configured the accelerometer with a resolution of 16G. Test 1: 180° rotation along the y axis in 16G resolution. The ...
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How to power ADXL362 with consumption as low as possible

I'm designing a product which requires total consumption as low as possible. I came across adxl362 with ultra-low power consumption. However, I didn't figure out how to power it efficiently. There ...
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Miniture bluetooth enabled accelerometer with API or SDK [closed]

I'm getting into electronics as a hobby. For my first hobby project I want to build something like a super simple fitbit. To achieve this I need a bluetooth enabled accelerometer. I've had a look at ...
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Convert low voltage accelerometer to Wake ATTiny Open Source Binary Watch, activate on wrist motion

I'm working on building a binary watch similar to njeer's binary watch featured on hackaday I am planning on using a cr2032 3.0V 190mAh battery. So in order for this to run for any length of time I'...
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MPU 6050 Digital Motion Processor Gyro Units

I'm running into an odd issue with a motion control processor (MPU 6050 / 9150) that is returning raw gyroscope values as specified between the -/+ 32768 which in the way this gyro is configured ...
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What means linear response for accelerometers?

What means that accelerometers measures linear acceleration and, in particular, that they are a linear response?
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Filters and Accelerometers

I have just started working with the accelerometers and have referred few docs related to same. So I came across the filters used in accelerometers. I need to know, Why are there filters in the ...
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Writing large volume of data to SD card

I'm planning to make a data logger project with 3-axis sensor and SD card. I would like to store 3200 samples per every second on SD card. Currently I could able to store only 630 samples per second. ...
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Latching battery switch triggered by interrupts

I've got an accelerometer with a couple interrupt pins and I've figured out how to get it to fire its interrupts on any change in acceleration or lack thereof for a given duration. What I want to do ...
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i2c communication with pic 18f452

I am new to pic coding. I am trying to turn motor according to change of accelerometer in x direction. I am using Pic18f452 and adxl345. But I couldnt figure it out how to communicate with adxl345 ...
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converting g changes to angular velocity

I am trying to get angular velocity from accelerometer. I can get G values and degrees of object on 3d space. Can I convert g values somehow to angular velocity? I was thinking taking ...
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Is LSM303dlhc INT1 active HI and DRDY active LO?

I just want to make sure I am approaching my LSM303DLHC design properly, and that I'm correct in the active state of the two pins. I setup the following registers as indicated: ...