An accelerometer is an electromechanical device that will measure acceleration forces. These forces may be static, like the constant force of gravity pulling at your feet, or dynamic - caused by moving or vibrating the accelerometer.
The Accelerometer Sensor is also able to detect the magnitude and direction of acceleration.
Supplied with all you need to attach the sensor to the Data Harvest Dynamics cart, making it ideal for measuring forces and collisions.
Suitable for large accelerations such as collisions and impact investigations between 2 carts or different surfaces. The Accelerometer sensor can also record acceleration along a single axis to measure resultant force.
Our latest cross-platform software makes capturing your science experiments a breeze, designed for teachers and students alike, the new EasySense2 software brings class collaboration to life.
All our sensors come with 5 years warranty and lifetime support, we ensure your investment gives you complete peace of mind.
Accelerometers are common devices but are usually unseen and unnoticed.
A modern car’s airbag system uses acceleration sensors to determine the trigger point for release.
Portable computing devices e.g. laptop computers use accelerometers to lock hard drives if the computer is dropped.
Mobile phones use an accelerometer to determine the orientation of the screen and to adjust the screen resolution and mode.
Gaming consoles e.g. the Nintendo Wii use accelerometers in the hand controllers.
The Accelerometer Sensor is pre-calibrated at manufacture making it ready to plug-in and start using with minimal setup time.
A few example experiments you can achieve by using the Accelerometer Sensor.
|Acceleration of a Dynamics cart on a track|
|Impulse (force change in collisions)|
|Collisions between carts or a cart and a surface|
|Impact force on landing e.g. athlete landing on a crash mat after a jump|
|Forces when ball is kicked or thrown or struck with a racquet|
|Explanation of opposing forces e.g. resistive forces countering force of mass on a surface|
For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.
Accelerometer (High g 2-axis)
Order No. 3201
All available downloadable product resources such as manuals, worksheets and firmware for the Accelerometer (High g 2-axis)
|Units||2 (g, ms-2 )|
|X axis||±40 g or ±400 ms-2|
|Y axis||±40 g or ±400 ms-2|
|Resultant force||0.0 - 50.0 g or 0 - 500 ms-2|
|Connectivity||Mini-Din to Data Logger|
What's in the box
|EasySense Software (Digital download)|
|Sensor Manual (Digital download)|