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Accelerometer Phidget

ID: MOT1100_0
Recommended for new designs: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) is estimated to be available for ten years or more.

Measure acceleration up to ±8g in each axis with the 3-Axis Accelerometer Phidget. Connects to a VINT port.

$20.00

Quantity Available: 698

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5 $19.00
10 $18.00
25 $16.00
50 $14.00
100 $13.00
250 $12.00
500 $11.00
1000 $10.00

The MOT1100 measures acceleration in three axes. The most common use for an accelerometer is to measure the movement of an object, such as a person or robotic vehicle. It can also be used to determine direction and strength of acceleration, detect vibration, or as a tilt sensor. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub.

Features:

  • Measure up to ±8g (or 78.5 m/s²) in the x, y, and z-axis.
  • Accurate timestamp for plotting or advanced calculations

VINT Hubs

This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs currently available:

Product Board
Image Part Number Price Number of VINT Ports Controlled By
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 USB (Mini-USB)
HUB5000_0 $60.00 6 Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
SBC3003_0 $120.00 6

Phidget Cables

Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. 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.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m
CBL4104_0 $1.75 300 mm
CBL4105_0 $2.00 900 mm
CBL4106_0 $2.50 1.5 m


Part 1: Setup

Welcome to the MOT1100 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

MOT1100 Functional.jpeg
  1. Connect the MOT1100 to the VINT Hub using the Phidget cable.
  2. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with a USB cable.


Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the MOT1100, 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 MOT1100.

First Look

After plugging the MOT1100 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

MOT1100 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.

Part 2: Using Your Phidget

About

The Accelerometer Phidget measures acceleration up to ±8g (or 78.5 m/s²) in the x, y, and z-axis. Accurate timestamps are provided with each measurement to aid in calculations.

Explore Your Phidget Channels Using The Control Panel

You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.

1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the following channel:

MOT1100 Panel.jpg

2. Double click on the channel to open the example program. This channel belongs to the Accelerometer channel class:

Accelerometer: Reports the acceleration of the MOT1100 in the X, Y and Z axis

In your Control Panel, double click on "Accelerometer":

MOT1100-Accelerometer.jpg

Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program?

Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.

1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget


See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.

Setting the Change Trigger and Data Interval

The Change Trigger is the minimum change in the sensor data needed to trigger a new data event. The Data Interval is the time (in ms) between data events sent out from your Phidget. You can modify one or both of these values to achieve different data outputs. You can learn more about these two properties here.

Product Specifications

Board Properties
Controlled By VINT
Accelerometer
Acceleration Measurement Max ± 8 g
Acceleration Measurement Resolution 1 mg
Accelerometer Noise ± 5 mg
Sampling Interval Min 20 ms/sample
Sampling Interval Max 60 s/sample
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption Max * 2.3 mA
Current Consumption Min 319 μA
Physical Properties
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C

* - Current consumption varies depending on selected data interval. See the graph below for details.

Current

Documents

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
January 20180201Product Release
January 20180202Fixed issue occurring when DataInterval is set before Enable

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
3-Axis Accelerometer Accelerometer 0

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Accelerometer Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download
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Accelerometer Swift iOS Download
Accelerometer Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
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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