Questions tagged [accelerometer]

A sensor to measure acceleration.

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Why SS and MISO of sensor is permanently high?

I have a brand new acceleration/giro sensor evaluation board which I want to interface with ESP32 via SPI bus. After spending few days trying to make it work, I have discovered that sensors SS(CSB) ...
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How can you estimate the final position of a gyroscope graphically?

A Smartphone is initially in the position indicated as follow We move it, and get the next gyro reading. How can you estimate your final position graphically?
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Looking for acceleration/speed/movement measurement device

This question may be posted to wrong group, but I couldn't find a better match. I'm looking for a device which measures acceleration. I want to attach the device to something and measure how that ...
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How does an accelerometer interpret g as ( +9.8 or -9.8 )

I am working with MPU6050 (accelerometer + gyroscope). Concerning about the accelerometer; Do these sensors(accelerometers in general) uses g as 9.8 m/s^2 or - 9.8 m/s^2 ? (Is there a standard/...
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What is the meaning of output of an accelerometer

I know this question is not fully related to aviation, but I assume the people on this subsection will also have some idea. Suppose I have an accelerometer resting on a table(flat surface, horizontal)...
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need help deciphering accel/gyro datasheet for i2c communication using python RPi

I have barely any knowledge in this area, the most I have done is used my RPi3 with pre-built python libraries for sensors such as ADS1115 so I didn't have to go through the process of understanding ...
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How do piezoeletric accelerometer sensors generate output voltage?

How does piezoeletric accelerometer sensors work technically? I know that piezoeletric accelerometer sensors have a piezoeletric crystal, a mass and a spring. But where is the voltage at the ouput ...
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SPI Communication between ADXL345 and TM4C123GXL (TIVA C Launchpad) doesn't work as intended

I need to interface the TM4C123GH6PM based Microcontroller board TM4C123GXL (TIVA C Launchpad) with a accelerometer (ADXL345) by Adafruit. As, I am bound to use SPI communication and program on ...
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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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Which accelerometer and storage chip should I use to measure Foosball rod acceleration?

I want to prove my coworker rotates and laterally moves a foosball rod twice as fast as me. I was thinking I'd need a biaxial accelerometer (which one?) attached to the rod in between men (to not ...
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How is Gyro drift error related to error in velocity and position?

While reading about IMU on wikipedia I found this about its disadvantages: "A constant error in attitude rate (gyro) results in a quadratic error in velocity and a cubic error growth in position." ...
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Can you make a seismograph with an accelerometer?

Actual seismograph electronics are very expensive. I'm just wondering if a seismograph can be made with a adequately semsitive accelerometer. To be exact I want to bury the accelerometer based ...
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MMA8452Q INT1/2 drive circuitry

I'm struggling to find any information on how the interrupt outputs on the MMA8452Q accelerometer are driven. I need to know whether they're open-drain or push-pull for example. I've poured through ...
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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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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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Unexpected results when measuring MPU6050 sample rate with RaspberryPi

MPU6050 datasheet says that maximum accelerometer data output is 1Khz, so in theory when measuring time it takes to receive 1000 data samples through I2C, so I should receive all data in no less than ...
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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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Compensate centrifugal force in accelerometer measurements

I'm working on a project that includes counting the revolutions of a cylinder connected to an engine. This engine runs at a minimum of 5 revolution per second and a maximum of 9 revolution per second. ...
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Adafruit Feather (Arduino compatible) nRF52 SPI with ADXL345 issues

I’m experiencing some issue in trying to make ADXL345 accelerometer works in SPI by using an nRF52 feather. I'm using the ADXL345 SparkFun library read values from it. Here are the connections ...
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Invensense MPU9150 Accelerometer Raw Values Even

I've been working on pulling data from an MPU-9150 for a data filtering project, and I ran into a issue that I'm not sure of the cause. When I set the accelerometer to ±2g or ±4g range, all the raw ...
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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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Checking my mpu6050 schematic

I am fairly new to pcb design and I just created a mpu6050 chip that will work with an Arduino microprocessor. I want to make sure the hookup is all correct before I start work on the other parts, as ...
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What is the “dt” in the complementary filter equation and how do I find out the “dt”?

I am trying to implement a complementary filter in my system but I do not quite understand what "dt" means and how should I find out the "dt" in the complementary filter equation. I found the ...
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Reading FIFO in LSM6DS3

What is the difference between reading the FIFO registers(FIFO_DATA_OUT_L,FIFO_DATA_OUT_H) and Sensor output registers(OUTX_L_XL to OUTZ_H_XL) both are same?which is recommended to get the raw data ...
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Can't use the Wake-on-Motion functionality of an MPU9250 with STM32

Hi there :) I'm trying to use the Wake-on-Motion functionality of this particular MEMS (MPU9250) with my STM32L152C-Discovery board: if the MPU9250 sense a motion, the INT pin will be high. To achieve ...
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Building a small 3-axis accelerometer mote

I'd like to build a remote device which reports its current 3-axis acceleration to a nearby (<10m) receiver. It needs to be as light and as small as possible. (I have no preference as to the ...
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I need help on interfacing STM32F103C8T6 with MPU6050 on keil uvision

I need help with this piece of code. I don't know what I did wrong, or what I'm missing. It is a simple program to interface the stm32f103c8t6 with a gy-521 (the MPU6050 on it), I was able to get it ...
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Quarternion disagreement between two BNO80 IMU

I'm trying to use two BNO80 orientation sensors to measure the deflection of a universal joint in both pitch and yaw (there are components in the way that prevent the use of rotary position sensors). ...
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How to convert accelerometer data into G with the ADXL345 digital accelerometer

Am totally new to electronics and the datasheet is very confusing to me, so can anyone please guide me through the specification of the accelerometer? So that i can have a better understanding on the ...
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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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STM32f103 interfacing with adxl345 via i2c

I am working on interfacing ADXL345 accelerometer with STM32F103 blue pill board through I2C communication. I have written the code in Keil software by surfing the internet which works fine sometimes, ...
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Fall Detection using Accelerometer

I am now developing a micro-controller based system that detects when a person falls down using Accelerometer. The accelerometer might be placed in the person's cloth pockets. The important thing is ...
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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 interpret TI Chronos watch accelerometer data

I've been trying for an embaressing amount of time to figure out how to interpret the wireless accelerometer data from the TI Chronos. From my laptop with the usb-radio included, I read it into python ...
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Acceleration calculation from ADC raw data

We have interfaced PCB393B12 accelerometer with MSP430F5438A board, by using 8-bit ADC. We receive raw data in 0-255 range with 0v to +2.5v as reference. How we can obtain corresponding ...
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Sensors to detect and measure movement

I would like to know which sensors should I use in order to get measurement of a movement of my device (slow speed movement on a 2D plane, in cm or mm if possible). The goal is to find out if the user ...
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No change in MPU6050 values when interfaced with PIC. Why?

I'm trying to interface mpu6050 module with pic16f886 microcontroller. But, i'm getting x-axis, y-axis and z-axis as 0. Why is there no change in readings even when i move my mpu? edit: This is the ...
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MPU6050 with STM32 reading axes X,Y,Z values problems

I have an STM32F303 Discovery and I want to use the I2C bus to receive the x,y,z data from an accelerometer MPU6050. Does anyone have source code for this? The problem is that the address of the ...
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USART displays only half values when VCC is plugged in and repeats the same after VCC is removed [duplicate]

I'm trying to interface mpu6050 module with pic16f886 microcontroller. But, nothing's getting displayed on serial monitor. USART code works fine when used separately, but when added with the i2c and ...
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LSM6DS3 Timestamp read in FIFO

I have a LSM6DS3 sensor connected to a MCU by SPI. My goal is to fill the FIFO buffer with the following sets of data: Gx, Gy, Gz, XLx, XLy, XLz, Ts, Pd. I am using a watermark to generate an ...
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Nothing seen on serial monitor - MPU6050 with pic16f886 [duplicate]

I'm trying to interface mpu6050 module with pic16f886 microcontroller. But, nothing's getting displayed on serial monitor. Been stuck here since many days. USART code works fine. I've tried that ...
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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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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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Identify an Accelerometer in an Xfinity XR11 Remote

part identification question here. It comes from an Xfinity XR11 Remote. It’s used to detect acceleration when picking up the remote. The footprint and part/trace placement heavily matches what I’d ...
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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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OSError: [Errno 121] Remote I/O error or pigpio.error: 'I2C read failed' on MPU6050

So I use MPU6050 to get acceleration from stepper motor linear rail movement(steper motor working in thread, I use pigpio for the motor) by make the MPU6050 can work on threading and it can show data ...
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why gyroscope sample rate can be changed by frequency, while accelerometer sample rate cannot?

This is from the mpu6050 datasheet. In the datasheet, gyroscope sample rate can be changed by frequency, but accelerometer cannot. Why this happens?
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Using change in magnitude of accelerometer to calculate speed?

I have a wheel (say 60cm in diameter). And I am planning to attach a small board with an AVR and an accelerometer about 10-20cm from the centre. As the wheel spins, I will get acceleration outwards. ...
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How does “Tilt on Wrist Interrupt is detected with one accelerometer axis” work?

bma456 has a tilt-on-wrist detection interrupt. When ever the device is rotated more than a minimum of 12 degrees to gravity, an interrupt interrupt is generated. In the data sheet, it says "The Tilt ...