What is an Accelerometer?
Asked in iPod Touch
How do you turn on the iPod Touch's accelerometer or fix it so that it works again?
Asked in Measuring Tools
What would you use to measure acceleration?
How do you measure acceleration?
Asked in Boeing
If an accelerometer reads plus 1g the aircraft is?
Asked in iPhone, Technology
What are the functionalities of accelerometer in iPhone application development process?
Asked in Nintendo Wii
How does an accelerometer for Nintendo Wii work?
The accelerometer in a Nintendo Wii controller basically detects a 3-axis range of movement by using a digital accelerometer. This accelerometer detects movement in these three particular axis by sensing small voltage changes that occur in the accelerometer during movement in each of the three axis. Google "how does an accelerometer work" and you will get a little better understanding of how this works. The one axis, however, that the accelerometer in the Wii remote does not detect is rotation on a flat X plane. So in other words if I hold the Wii remote flat, parallel to the ground, and begin to rotate it left and right while still keeping the remote flat to the ground the accelerometer would not detect that movement. This is why the Wii has the sensor bar with the two emitting IR LEDs in it. The Wii remote has an infrared camera on it and when it sees the IR LEDs on the sensor bar it is able to provide tracking data to the console and track the X plane movement of the remote. Hope this somewhat answers your question! Thanks.
Asked in Android OS
What is an electronic unit that measures tilt and motion?
Does the first gen ipod touch have app store and the accelerometer?
Asked in iPod Touch
What is the function of the accelerometer feature of the Apple iPod Touch?
Asked in Internet, Electronics Engineering, iPhone
Can a watch be used as an accelerometer?
No. An accelerometer measures its own acceleration relative to freefall. A watch just tells time. One can extrapolate his or her acceleration relative to freefall using a watch, but the watch itself can't tell you how fast you're accelerating. If you're the one doing the calculation, you're the accelerometer, in a sense. There are watches with accelerometers, but an ordinary watch can't be used that way.