Tilt Sensor Circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by WFrench, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. WFrench

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    I'm trying to design a circuit/product for my degree that checks that an angle is correct. EG. an incline of a slope/ladder etc is correct (say between 25 - 30 degrees) and if it is outside the limit a buzzer goes off. Maybe even have a display to show the angle. I'm trying to do this on a tight budget, i have looked into tilt sensors but the only cheap ones I have seen are the trigger ones with either a ball or tilt switch, is there anything programmable or customizable?

    Does this make sense, I am competent in soldering and know the basics, could someone put me in the right direction, any existing circuits out there?

    Regards,

    Will
     
  2. WFrench

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    Do I need to use an accelerometer?
     
  3. crutschow

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    That would work but you would need to interface it to a microprocessor for the readout which would require some programming.
     
  4. ErnieM

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    The iPhone has an app for that.
     
  5. crutschow

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    Of course they do. What don't they have an app for? ;)
     
  6. WFrench

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    Cheers guys but I am trying to make one from scratch. Are there any tutorials?
     
  7. Sensacell

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    Electrolytic tilt sensor - simple analog way to measure tilt?
     
  8. Bernard

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    The Parallex MX2125 works great for tilt. Available from RS. Puts out a PWM signal. Sorry but cannot find my notes.
     
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