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ADXL 345 Accelerometer breakout with headers

ADXL345 Breakout board (I2C/SPI)

10 DOF IMU (Inertial measurement unit) top view

10 DOF Inertial Measurement Unit

USB 2.0 Cable 10 Foot Type A Male to Type B Male

USB 2.0 Cable Type A Male to Type B Male - 10 FT

3 Foot USB Cable Type A to USB Cable Type A

USB Cable Type A Male to USB Type A Male - 3 FT

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NEMA 17 Stepping Motor (62 oz-in 5mm single shaft)

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10K timmer potentiometer

10K Trimmer Potentiometer (Through Hole)

16x2 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

16x2 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

White prototyping breadboard with 30 tie strips and two power rails on each side.

White Prototyping Breadboard (2x30 columns of tie strips and 2x2 rows of power strips)


On Paper: Accelerometer Described

An accelerometer measures acceleration. The unit of measurement for acceleration is m/s/s or m/(s^2): meters per second per second, or meters per second squared.

Generally, accelerometers measure gravity which is a 'g'. Specifically g = 9.8 m/(s^2). 1 'g' is normal gravity. 2 g's is twice the force of gravity.

Accelerometers have various sensitivities that are appropriate for certain applications. Typical applications for accelerometers are measuring tilt, measuring shock, and measuring something falling (i.e. you laptop is falling, lock those hard drive heads). Some examples of accelerometer sensitivities are : 1.2g, 1/5g, 3g, 5g, 16g. The 16g would be great at measuring hard shocks and vibrations. Sensitive g's like 1.2g is great for measuring tilt.

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