Products for USB Sensing and Control
Products for USB Sensing and Control

PhidgetAccelerometer 3-Axis

ID: 1059_0

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


Replaced by the 1043 – PhidgetSpatial Precision 0/0/3

The PhidgetAccelerometer 3-Axis is a three axis accelerometer that measures ±3 gravities (± 29.4m/s2) change per axis. It measures both dynamic acceleration (vibration) and static acceleration (gravity or tilt).

The module is calibrated at the factory and comes ready to use.

The PhidgetAccelerometer can be used in a large variety of applications and projects such as:

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

Comes packaged with

Update Rate 60 samples/second
Measurement Range (XYZ Axis) ±3G (29.4 m/s2)
Bandwidth (XYZ Axis) 30Hz
Axis 0 Noise Level (X Axis) 1.9mG Standard Deviation (σ)
Axis 1 Noise Level (Y Axis) 1.9mG Standard Deviation (σ)
Axis 2 Noise Level (Z Axis) 2.9mG Standard Deviation (σ)
Device Quiescent Current Consumption 20mA
Device Active Current Consumption 20mA max
Operating Temperature 0 - 70°C

Software Objects

Device Object Name Channel
3-Axis Accelerometer Accelerometer 0

If you need better accuracy, especially for calculating tilt, you should consider:

The 1049 is a 3-Axis, 5g Accelerometer; it allows variable data rates with a noise level of 2000µg standard deviation at 128 samples/second.


Code Samples


Accelerometer Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download
Accelerometer Java Android Download
Accelerometer JavaScript Browser Download
Accelerometer Objective-C macOS Download
Accelerometer Swift macOS Download
Accelerometer Swift iOS Download
Accelerometer Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
Accelerometer Max/MSP Multiple Download

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
3-Axis Accelerometer Accelerometer 0


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