1041_0 - PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic

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Quick Overview

This spatial board had a 3-axis, ±8g accelerometer and connects to your computer via USB.
PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic

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Details

Note: The 1041_0B is identical to the 1041_0, except that it comes pre-assembled in a plastic shell enclosure and you have the option of which length of USB cable you want to include.

The PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 is a 3-axis accelerometer that can measure up to ±8g of acceleration in each axis. It is an inexpensive alternative to the 1043 - PhidgetSpatial Precision 0/0/3, and is ideal for applications where it's more important to know the direction of acceleration than the precise amount.

The 1041 could be used to:

  • Track whether an object is moving, and in which direction
  • Detect the presence of nearby movement or vibration
  • Track the orientation of a stationary object relative to the earth's gravitational pull

Product Specifications

Accelerometer
Acceleration Measurement Max ± 8 g
Acceleration Measurement Resolution 976.7 μg
Accelerometer White Noise σ 2.5 mg
Accelerometer Minimum Drift σ 23.1 μg
Accelerometer Optimal Averaging Period 76 s
Board
Controlled By USB
API Object Name Accelerometer
Current Consumption Max 30 mA
Sampling Speed Min 1 s/sample
Sampling Speed Max 1 ms/sample
Sampling Speed Min (Webservice) 1 s/sample
Sampling Speed Max (Webservice) 16 ms/sample
Analog to Digital Converter Resolution 16 bit
USB Voltage Min 4.4 V DC
USB Voltage Max 5.3 V DC
USB Speed Full Speed
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C

Documents

Library & Driver Downloads

Projects

Getting Started

Welcome to the 1041 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:


Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

1041 0B Functional.jpg
  1. Connect the PhidgetSpatial to your computer using the USB cable.


Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1041!

Using the 1041

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1041, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.


The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. If you would like to follow along, first take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:


Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1041.

First Look

After plugging the 1041 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

1041 Panel.jpg


The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.


The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Accelerometer

Double-click on the Accelerometer object , labelled PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic, in order to run the example:

1041 Accelerometer Example.jpg


General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
  • The measured values reported in g-force can be seen via labels as well as graphical dials. Try tilting the 1041 in different directions to see the labels and graphics change.
  • An extremely accurate timestamp is also reported with the g-force values.

 

 

Technical Details

General

The 1041 has a 3-Axis accelerometer that can measure ±8 g's (±78 m/s2) per axis. It will measure both dynamic acceleration (change in velocity) and static acceleration (gravity vector). The 1041 is internally calibrated.

Orientation

1041 0 Axis Diagram.jpg

When working with an accelerometer it is important to know which is the positive and negative direction on each of the axes. This can be determined by orienting the accelerometer along each axis and checking the output. The above image shows what the axis readings should be for each orientation of the 1041.

Further Reading

For more information on testing and calibrating this device, check the Accelerometer Primer.

What to do Next

  • Software Overview - Find your preferred programming language here to learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • General Phidget Programming - Read this general guide to the various aspects of programming with Phidgets. Learn how to log data into a spreadsheet, use Phidgets over the network, and much more.
  • Phidget22 API - The API is a universal library of all functions and definitions for programming with Phidgets. Just select your language and device and it'll give you a complete list of all properties, methods, events, and enumerations that are at your disposal.

Additional Information

SKU ES001215
Manufacturer Phidgets

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