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Revision as of 14:50, 4 November 2015

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Getting Started

Checking the Contents

You should have received:

  • A PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 High Resolution
  • A Mini-USB Cable
  • A mounting hardware kit

Connecting the Pieces

Connect the PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 High Resolution to your PC using the Mini-USB cable.

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Testing Using Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7

Make sure you have the current version of the Phidget library installed on your PC. If you don't, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Quick Downloads section on the Windows page
  2. Download and run the Phidget21 Installer (32-bit, or 64-bit, depending on your system)
  3. You should see the Ph.jpg icon on the right hand corner of the Task Bar.

Running Phidgets Sample Program

Double clicking on the Ph.jpg icon loads the Phidget Control Panel; we will use this program to ensure that your new Phidget works properly.

The source code for the Spatial-full sample program can be found in the quick downloads section on the C# Language Page. If you'd like to see examples in other languages, you can visit our Languages page.

Updating Device Firmware

If an entry in this list is red, it means the firmware for that device is out of date. Double click on the entry to be given the option of updating the firmware. If you choose not to update the firmware, you can still run the example for that device after refusing.

Double Click on the Ph.jpg icon to activate the Phidget Control Panel and make sure that the Phidget Spatial 0/0/3 is properly attached to your PC.

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  1. Double Click on Phidget Spatial 0/0/3 in the Phidget Control Panel to bring up Spatialfull and check that the box labelled Attached contains the word True.
  2. Move the 1043 board and you should see the data change to reflect the change of position along the 3 axes.
  3. You can also see the changes plotted in the Accelerometer Graph. The line describes the movement in the x and y axes and the red circle displays movement in the z axis.
  4. You can adjust the data rate by moving the slider.
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Testing Using Mac OS X

  1. Go to the Quick Downloads section on the Mac OS X page
  2. Download and run the Phidget OS X Installer
  3. Click on System Preferences >> Phidgets (under Other) to activate the Preference Pane
  4. Make sure that the Phidget Spatial 0/0/3 is properly attached.
  5. Double Click on Phidget Spatial 0/0/3 in the Phidget Preference Pane to bring up the Spatial-full Sample program. This program will function in a similar way as the Windows version.

Using Linux

For a step-by-step guide on getting Phidgets running on Linux, check the Linux page.

Using Windows Mobile / CE 5.0 / CE 6.0

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Technical Details

The PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 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.

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.

API

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Data Structures

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Functions

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Events

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Product History

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