Products for USB Sensing and Control

Products for USB Sensing and Control

PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3

ID: 1049_0
This spatial board had a 3-axis, ±5g accelerometer and connects to your computer via USB.

Discontinued

Replaced by the 1043 - PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 High Resolution.

The 1049 - PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 measures static and dynamic acceleration in 3 axes, up to 5g, and provides a high sampling speed of up to 1000 samples per second.

Each accelerometer axis is calibrated at the factory for cross-axis misalignment, sensitivity to positive and negative acceleration, and offset.

The 1049 can be used to:

  • Sense tilt in remotely operated vehicles.
  • Capture motion input for gaming or for Human Interface Research.
  • Capture long term vibration data to help with the analysis of machinery performance.
  • Detect movement or presence by measuring structural vibration.

Comes packaged with

Product Specifications

Accelerometer
Acceleration Measurement Resolution 3.7 mg
Acceleration Bandwidth 110 Hz
Acceleration Measurement Max ± 5 g
Axis 0 Noise Level (X-Axis) 2 mg
Axis 1 Noise Level (Y-Axis) 2 mg
Axis 2 Noise Level (Z-Axis) 2 mg
Board
API Object Name Accelerometer
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
USB Voltage Min 4.4 V DC
USB Voltage Max 5.3 V DC
Current Consumption Max 22 mA
USB Speed Full Speed
Operating Temperature Min 0 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C

Software Objects

Device Object Name Channel
3-Axis Accelerometer Accelerometer 0

Related Products

If you need an accelerometer with higher resolution and lower noise have a look at:

The 1056 PhidgetSpatial 3/3/3 provides 16 times better resolution on the acceleration data, but is limited to 250 samples per second.

Enclosure

You can protect your board by purchasing the 3811 - Acrylic Enclosure for the 1049.

Documents

Code Samples

APILanguageOS
Accelerometer C Multiple Download
Accelerometer C# Windows Download
Accelerometer Java Multiple Download
Accelerometer JavaScript Any Download
Accelerometer Objective-C macOS Download
Accelerometer Python Multiple Download
Accelerometer Visual Basic .NET Windows Download

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
June 20100100Product Release
June 20100101setLabel fix
May 2011 0102getLabelString fix for lables > 7 characters
April 2012 Product Discontinued. Succeeded by the 1041 - PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic or the 1043 - PhidgetSpatial Precision 0/0/3.

Getting Started

Welcome to the 1049 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:


Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

1049 0 Connecting The Hardware.jpg
  1. Connect the PhidgetSpatial to your computer using the USB cable.


Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1049!

Using the 1049

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1049, 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. 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 1049.

First Look

After plugging the 1049 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

1049 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, in order to run the example:

1049 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. Try tilting the 1049 in different directions to see the labels and graphics change.
  • An extremely accurate timestamp is also reported with the g-force values.


Technical Details

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 to learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • General Phidget Programming - Read this general guide to the various aspects of programming with Phidgets. Learn how to log data into a spreadsheet, use Phidgets over the network, and much more.
  • 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.

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
3-Axis Accelerometer Accelerometer 0

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