Note: The 1043_0B is identical to the 1043_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 Precision 0/0/3 is a 3-axis accelerometer that can measure up to ±8g of acceleration in each axis, and has high precision when measuring acceleration within ±2g. The transition from high precision to low precision mode and back is completely seamless and automatic.
If precision is not an important factor for your application, consider the 1041 - PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 instead.
The 1043 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 1043 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 1043!
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1043, 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 1043.
After plugging the 1043 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 Precision 0/0/3 High Resolution' 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:
The 1043 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 Phidgetspatial 3-Axis 0/0/3 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 1043.
When the PhidgetSpatial High Resolution 0/0/3 measures an acceleration value with magnitude less than 2g, it will acquire its data from a higher precision accelerometer chip. For these measurements, the average white noise on each axis will be reduced by approximately a factor of ten, and the resolution will increase from 976 μg to 76 μg. The transition from normal to high precision or vice-versa is seamless, with no additional code or equations needed.
For more information on testing and calibrating this device, check the Accelerometer Primer.
|Acceleration Measurement Max||± 2 g|
|Acceleration Measurement Resolution||76.3 μg|
|Acceleration Bandwidth||497 Hz|
|Accelerometer White Noise σ||300 μg|
|Accelerometer Minimum Drift σ||37 μg|
|Accelerometer Optimal Averaging Period||103 s|
|Acceleration Measurement Max||± 8 g|
|Acceleration Measurement Resolution||976.7 μg|
|Accelerometer White Noise σ||2.5 mg|
|Controlled By||USB (Mini-USB)|
|API Object Name||Accelerometer|
|Current Consumption Max||35 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|
|Accelerometer||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Packaging Revision||Comment|
|September 2012||0||300||Product Release|
|September 2012||0||301||Fixed USB bug|
|October 2015||0||302||OS X El Capitan USB fix|
|January 2018||0||302||B||Added plastic shell enclosure, removed USB cable|
|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|