Advice on accelerometers
November 6, 2009
Some questions about accerometers:
1) Which would be a good buy? I am putting together an order at seeedstudio cause they seem to have all the stuff I need at good prices. I'm thinking of throwing in this accelerometer, but I don't know if it's any good? I also saw that polulo has this cheaper model. So which would be the better buy? Or perhaps a 3rd option?
2) Is it possible to use an accelerometers to measure the distance travelled (by a robot)? According to my logic it should be, because it measures acceleration which is speed squared. So as long as you know the initial speed it should be possible. However I remember reading somewhere that it was quite problematic. Anyone has experiences with this?
3) Any other info on these devices is welcome too :)
PS: For anyone else interested in these things I found this to be an excellent introduction.