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Accelerometer is a device that measures proper acceleration ("g-force"). Proper acceleration is not the same as coordinate acceleration (rate of change of velocity). For example, an accelerometer at rest on the surface of the Earth will measure an acceleration g= 9.81 m/s2 straight upwards. By contrast, accelerometers in free fall orbiting and accelerating due to the gravity of Earth will measure zero.

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Accelerometers have multiple applications in industry and science. Highly sensitive accelerometers are components of inertial navigation systems for aircraft and missiles. Accelerometers are used to detect and monitor vibration in rotating machinery. Accelerometers are used in tablet computers and digital cameras so that images on screens are always displayed upright. Accelerometers are used in drones for flight stabilization.

Single- and multi-axis models of accelerometer are available to detect magnitude and direction of the proper acceleration (or g-force), as a vector quantity, and can be used to sense orientation (because direction of weight changes), coordinate acceleration (so long as it produces g-force or a change in g-force), vibration, shock, and falling in a resistive medium (a case where the proper acceleration changes, since it starts at zero, then increases). Micro-machined accelerometers are increasingly present in portable electronic devices and video game controllers, to detect the position of the device or provide for game input.

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ADXL335 - 5V Ready Triple-Axis Accelerometer is a small, thin, low power, complete 3-axis accelerome..
$20.00
Add motion and direction sensing to your wearable FLORA project with FLORA Accelerometer/C..
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GY-291 ADXL345 3-Axis Accelerometer is a sensor board based on ADXL345 accelerometer integrated circ..
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GY-45 MMA8451 3-Axis Accelerometer Module is a breakout board based on three axis accelerometer IC M..
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GY-61 DXL335 3-Axis Accelerometer Module is a three axis accelerometer sensor module based on ADXL33..
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GY-6500 / MPU6500 6-Axis Gyroscope Acceleration Sensor Module is a breakout board based on MPU6500 i..
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MMA7455 Accelerometer Sensor Module is a digital output (I2C/SPI), low power MEMS sensor designed fo..
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MPU-9150 9DOF Gyroscope-Accelerometer-Magnetic Field Sensor Module combines 5 sensors into a single ..
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 9 Degrees of Freedom - Razor IMU incorporates three sensors - an ITG-3200 (MEMS triple-axis gy..
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AltIMU-10 v4 is a compact (1.0″ × 0.5″) breakout board that combines ST’s LPS25H digital barometer, ..
$27.00
LSM303D 3D Compass and Accelerometer Carrier with Voltage Regulator is a compact (0.4″ × 0.9″) break..
$9.00
MinIMU-9 v3 is a compact (0.8″ × 0.5″) breakout board that combines L3GD20H 3-axis gyroscope, and LS..
$27.00
MMA7341LC 3-Axis Accelerometer ±3/9g is a breakout board for Freescale’s MMA7341LC, MEMS (micro-elec..
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MMA7341LC 3-Axis Accelerometer ±3/9g with Voltage Regulator is a breakout board for Freescale’s MMA7..
$11.00
MMA7361LC 3-Axis Accelerometer ±1.5/6g is a breakout board for Freescale’s MMA7361LC, MEMS (micro-el..
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MMA7361LC 3-Axis Accelerometer ±1.5/6g with Voltage Regulator is a breakout board for Freescale’s MM..
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