accelerometer help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by koneur, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. koneur

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 21, 2009
    hi everybody..i have homework to design accelerometer can anyone help me from where to start i hav no idea about accelerometers know only that it measures acceleration of motors no experience to design..which sensors to use..or where can i find sample circuit diagram of accelerometer?
  2. eng1ne


    Dec 4, 2009
    Do you need to design an accelerometer; or a circuit based around an accelerometer?

    Accelerometers are used to measure acceleration, irrespective of the application; although they could be used to measure the acceleration of a motor.

    You will need to give a bit more information for me or anyone else to provide anything further! What are you specifically trying to measure (assuming you're designing the circuit and not the accelerometer!)? How many axes? What is your background in electronics?

    To start you off, this is an example of an accelerometer:

    Farnell have a wide variety of sensors. Where are you based?