Note: The 1041_0B is identical to the 1041_0, except that it comes pre-assembled in a plastic shell enclosure and you have the option of which length of USB cable you want to include.
The PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 is a 3-axis accelerometer that can measure up to ±8g of acceleration in each axis. It is an inexpensive alternative to the 1043 - PhidgetSpatial Precision 0/0/3, and is ideal for applications where it's more important to know the direction of acceleration than the precise amount.
The 1041 could be used to:
- Track whether an object is moving, and in which direction
- Detect the presence of nearby movement or vibration
- Track the orientation of a stationary object relative to the earth's gravitational pull
|Acceleration Measurement Max||± 8 g|
|Acceleration Measurement Resolution||976.7 μg|
|Accelerometer White Noise σ||2.5 mg|
|Accelerometer Minimum Drift σ||23.1 μg|
|Accelerometer Optimal Averaging Period||76 s|
|Controlled By||USB (Mini-USB)|
|API Object Name||Accelerometer|
|Current Consumption Max||30 mA|
|Sampling Speed Min||1 s/sample|
|Sampling Speed Max||1 ms/sample|
|Sampling Speed Min (Webservice)||1 s/sample|
|Sampling Speed Max (Webservice)||16 ms/sample|
|Analog to Digital Converter Resolution||16 bit|
|USB Voltage Min||4.4 V DC|
|USB Voltage Max||5.3 V DC|
|USB Speed||Full Speed|
|Operating Temperature Min||-40 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||85 °C|
Welcome to the 1041 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:
- 1041 PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3
- USB cable and computer
Next, you will need to connect the pieces:
- Connect the PhidgetSpatial to your computer using the USB cable.
Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1041!
Using the 1041
Phidget Control Panel
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1041, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.
The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.
To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel
To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.
For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:
Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1041.
After plugging the 1041 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
- Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
- Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
- Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
Double-click on the Accelerometer object , labelled PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic, in order to run the example:
General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:
- Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
- The measured values reported in g-force can be seen via labels as well as graphical dials. Try tilting the 1041 in different directions to see the labels and graphics change.
- An extremely accurate timestamp is also reported with the g-force values.
Finding The Addressing Information
Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget.
In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code.
Using Your Own Program
You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our examples:
This Phidget is compatible with the Accelerometer Examples.
Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page.
The 1041 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 1041 is internally calibrated.
When working with an accelerometer it is important to know which is the positive and negative direction on each of the axes. This can be determined by orienting the accelerometer along each axis and checking the output. The above image shows what the axis readings should be for each orientation of the 1041.
For more information on testing and calibrating this device, check the Accelerometer Primer.
1041_0B - PhidgetSpatial 0/0/3 Basic
- Brand: Phidgets
- Product Code:ES001215
- Availability:In Stock