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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:
Use a USB cable to connect this Phidget to your computer. We have a number of different lengths available, although the maximum length of a USB cable is 5 meters due to limitations in the timing protocol. For longer distances, we recommend that you use a Single Board Computer to control the Phidget remotely.
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:
Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1041!
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.
To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel
To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.
For more information, 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.
After plugging the 1041 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
Double-click on the Accelerometer object , labelled PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic, in order to run the example:
General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:
Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget.
In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code.
You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our Code Samples.
Select your programming language of choice from the drop-down list to get an example for your device. You can use the options provided to further customize the example to best suit your needs.
Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page.
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.
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.
For more information on testing and calibrating this device, check the Accelerometer Primer.
|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|
|Controlled By||USB (Mini-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|
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Packaging Revision||Comment|
|September 2012||0||200||Product Release|
|September 2012||0||201||Fixed USB bug|
|October 2015||0||202||OS X El Capitan USB fix|
|April 2017||0||203||USB-stack changes|
|September 2017||0||203||B||Removed cable and added plastic shell enclosure|
|Accelerometer||Visual Studio GUI||C#||Windows||Download|
|Accelerometer||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Acceleration Measurement Max||Acceleration Measurement Resolution||Gyroscope Speed Max||Gyroscope Resolution||Magnetometer Resolution||Magnetic Field Max|
|1041_0B||$40.00||± 8 g||976.7 μg||—||—||—||—|
|1042_0B||$60.00||± 8 g||976.7 μg||± 2000°/s||0.07°/s||3 mG||5.5 G|
|1043_1B||$80.00||± 2 g||76.3 μg||—||—||—||—|
|1044_1B||$120.00||± 2.5 g||76 μg||—||—||1.5 mG||± 49.2 G|
|MOT1100_0||$20.00||± 8 g||1 mg||—||—||—||—|
|MOT1101_0||$30.00||± 8 g||1 mg||± 2000°/s||* 0.07°/s||300 μG||± 8 G|