Module 2/3 accelerometer axis TinkerKit
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An accelerometer is a component that measures acceleration. It is very common in consumer electronics such as portable electronic devices and video game controllers to detect movements using accelerometers.
This module has an analog outputs ranging from 0V to 5V corresponding to the variation of acceleration on each of the 3 axes X, Y and Z.La face value is about 2,5 v when there is 0 G (No acceleration). By connecting this module on the analog inputs of an Arduino kit, you can directly read values between 0 and 1023 corresponding to the acceleration of the module.
Description of the module:
At the back of the module, you can find two signal amplifier and a green LED that indicates that the module is properly powered. The module is based on the LIS344AL component by ST Microelectronics which is an acceremoter three-axis.
This modules can be plugged directly on the TinkerKit Sensor shield using cable connection, in this case there only 2 lines will be connected (X and Y). But you can also used the weldable connector to retrieve all the 3 axes via the connector 5 pins.
Datasheet of the LIS344AL: http://www.St.com/stonline/books/PDF/docs/14282.PDF
How to use the TinkerKit modules:
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