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PHIDGETS Inc.

Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
Canada
+1 403 282-7335

PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic

ID: 1041_0B
Mature: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) will be produced as long as the parts and components required to make it are available. It is estimated to be available for five years or more.

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

$40.00

Quantity Available: 1000+

Qty Price
5 $38.00
10 $36.00
25 $32.00
50 $28.00
100 $26.00
250 $24.00
500 $22.00
1000 $20.00

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

USB Cables

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.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Connector A Connector B Cable Length
3017_1 $3.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 280 mm
3018_0 $4.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.8 m
3020_0 $12.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 4.5 m
3036_0 $3.50 USB Type A USB Mini-B 600 mm
3037_0 $4.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.2 m


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.

Windows

To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel

Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG

macOS

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 Ph.jpg 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.

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.


Finding The Addressing Information

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.

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

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.

All the information you need to address your Phidget

Using Your Own Program

You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our examples:

This Phidget is compatible with the Accelerometer Examples.

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 Software Overview page.

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 and learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • 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.

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 (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

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
3-Axis Accelerometer Accelerometer 0

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Documents

Library & Driver Downloads

Code Samples

Language:

APIDetailLanguageOS
Accelerometer C Multiple Download
Accelerometer C# Windows Download
Accelerometer Java Multiple Download
Accelerometer Java Android Download
Accelerometer JavaScript Nodejs Download
Accelerometer JavaScript Browser Download
Accelerometer Objective-C macOS Download
Accelerometer Swift macOS Download
Accelerometer Swift iOS Download
Accelerometer Python Multiple Download
Accelerometer Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
Accelerometer Max/MSP Multiple Download

Projects

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Packaging Revision Comment
September 20120200Product Release
September 20120201Fixed USB bug
October 20150202OS X El Capitan USB fix
April 20170203USB-stack changes
September 20170203BRemoved cable and added plastic shell enclosure

Have a look at our spatial boards:

Product Accelerometer Gyroscope Magnetometer
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 $70.00 ± 8 g 976.7 μg ± 2000°/s 0.07°/s 3 mG 5.5 G
1043_0B $80.00 ± 2 g 76.3 μg
1044_0B $140.00 ± 2 g 76.3 μg 3 mG 5.5 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