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.
The Low g accelerometer measures small accelerations such as change of g investigations e.g. free fall and golf swings. It has 19 ranges available and can record along a single axis i.e. X, Y or Z, Resultant force, Vibration and Angle (inclinometer) making it a very versatile sensor.
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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 forces in bungee jumps|
|Study of free fall|
|Opposing forces in collisions|
|Earthquake simulations e.g. test how long your model of a tower stays upright|
|Explanation of opposing forces e.g. resistive forces countering force of mass on a surface|
|Measurement of angle vs. another process (e.g. angle of insolation vs. temperature)|
|Damping of vibration|
|Change of forces in a pendulum|
|Acceleration of a lift|
|Changes in acceleration while putting with a golf club|
|Tilt of an object|
For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.
Accelerometer (Low g 3-axis)
Order No. 3200
All available downloadable product resources such as manuals, worksheets and firmware for the Accelerometer (Low g 3-axis)
|Units||2 (g, ms-2)|
|X, Y & Z axis||±2.5 g, ±10 g, ±25 ms-2, ±100 ms-2|
|Resultant force||0 to 5 g, 0 to 20 g, 0 to 50 ms-2, 0 to 200 ms-2|
|Connectivity||Mini-Din to Data Logger|
What's in the box
|EasySense Software (Digital download)|
|Sensor Manual (Digital download)|