If you need to measure vibration, try using the MOT1100 - Accelerometer Phidget. It is sensitive enough to measure vibration and is more durable than a piezoelectric vibration sensor.
This sensor buffers a piezoelectric transducer. As the transducer is displaced from the mechanical neutral axis, bending creates strain within the piezoelectric element and generates voltages.
If the assembly is supported by its mounting points and left to vibrate “in free space” the device will behave as a form of vibration sensor. The sensing element should not be treated as a flexible switch, and is not intended to be bent.
This sensor can be read by any Phidget with an Analog Input or VINT Hub port. It will connect to either one using the included Phidget cable. VINT Hub ports can behave just like Analog Inputs, but have the added flexibility of being able to be used as digital inputs, digital outputs, or ports to communicate with VINT devices. For more information about VINT, see the VINT Primer.
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of Voltage Inputs||Voltage Input Resolution|
|HUB0000_0||$30.00||6 (Shared)||* 16 bit|
|HUB5000_0||$60.00||6 (Shared)||* 16 bit|
|SBC3003_0||$120.00||6 (Shared)||* 16 bit|
This sensor comes with its own Phidget cable to connect it to an InterfaceKit or Hub, but if you need extras we have a full list down below. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.
Welcome to the 1104 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 1104!
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1104, we will connect it to the HUB0000, and then run an example using the Phidget Control Panel on a Windows machine.
The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. If you would like to follow along, first 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 1104.
After plugging in the 1104 into the HUB0000, and the HUB0000 into your computer, open 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 a Voltage Ratio Input object 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 1104 buffers a piezoelectric transducer. As the transducer is displaced from the mechanical neutral axis, bending creates strain within the piezoelectric element and generates voltages. If the assembly is supported by its mounting points and left to vibrate in free space the device will behave as a form of vibration sensor. The sensing element should not be treated as a flexible switch, and is not intended to be bent.
A voltage ratio of 0.5 roughly corresponds to 0g acceleration. Acceleration will deflect the sensing element up or down, causing the voltage ratio to swing either way. This sensor is not meant to measure precise acceleration and vibration - use it to detect an acceleration impulse, or the presence of vibrations.
The Phidget Cable is a 3-pin, 0.100 inch pitch locking connector. Pictured here is a plug with the connections labelled. The connectors are commonly available - refer to the Analog Input Primer for manufacturer part numbers.
This device doesn't have an API of its own. It is controlled by opening a VoltageRatioInput channel on the Phidget that it's connected to. For a list of compatible Phidgets with VoltageRatio Inputs, see the Connection & Compatibility tab.
You can find details for the VoltageRatioInput API on the API tab for the Phidget that this sensor connects to.
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Comment|
|September 2005||0||N/A||Product Release|
|May 2008||0A||N/A||Redesign due to component obsolescence|
|Controlled By||VoltageRatio Input|
|Sensor Output Type||Ratiometric|
|Current Consumption Max||400 μA|
|Output Impedance||1 kΩ|
|Operating Temperature Min||-20 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||70 °C|