Prep 8: Week 8 Prep


This week we are focused on what the accelerometer is and how it works. We will compare the accelerometer to other sensors that we have used, specifically the temperature sensor. Then we will discuss how to interpret the data we recieve from the accelerometer. Finally, we’ll give you some instructions for setting up your accelerometer.

Prep Description
Serial Communication This guide will cover serial communication, which you’ve already been using with the Serial object.
Accelerometer Basics This tutorial explains the basic principles behind accelerometers.
Data Sheet Since we’ll be using this accelerometer on the next lab, it is to your benefit to become familiar with its data sheet.
Accelerometer Setup This guide will help you set up the accelerometer with your Arduino. Please complete this before you come to studio on Monday.