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## PhidgetSpatial Precision 0/0/3 High Resolution

ID: 1043_0B

This spatial board has 3-axis, ±8g accelerometer with high resolution measurements at low magnitudes.

Replaced by 1043_1B

Replaced by the 1043_1B - PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 High Resolution. It has the same functionality as the 1043_0B, except that it has a different high-precision accelerometer chip.

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:

• Sense tilt angle in remotely controlled vehicles
• Capture motion input data for research purposes
• Detect the presence of nearby movement or vibration

#### 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 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: 1. Connect the PhidgetSpatial to your computer using the USB cable. Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1043! ## Using the 1043 ### Phidget Control Panel 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. #### Windows 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 #### 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 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. ### First Look 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: • 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 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: • 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 1043 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. 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. ### 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 Programming Languages page. ## Technical Details ### General 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. ### Orientation 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. ### High Resolution Mode 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. ### Further Reading For more information on testing and calibrating this device, check the Accelerometer Primer. ## What to do Next • Programming Languages - Find your preferred programming language here and learn how to write your own code with Phidgets! • Phidget Programming Basics - Once you have set up Phidgets to work with your programming environment, we recommend you read our page on to learn the fundamentals of programming with Phidgets. #### Product Specifications Accelerometer 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 Backup Accelerometer Acceleration Measurement Max ± 8 g Acceleration Measurement Resolution 976.7 μg Accelerometer White Noise σ 2.5 mg Board 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 #### Software Objects Channel NameAPIChannel 3-Axis Accelerometer Accelerometer 0 #### API  C C# / VB.NET Java JavaScript Max/MSP Python Swift Phidget API Manager API Networking API Connection API Logging API Dictionary API Back Forward Print this API #### 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 20120300Product Release September 20120301Fixed USB bug October 20150302OS X El Capitan USB fix January 20180302BAdded plastic shell enclosure, removed USB cable #### 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 $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