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Topic: Accelerometer X and Y axis reading meaning (Read 2356 times) previous topic - next topic

dc42

You can only determine the angle at which the accelerometer is in relation to the vertical if it is not accelerating in a horizontal plane. The the acceleration you read from the X and Y sensors should be:

  g * sin(phi)

where g is the acceleration due to gravity (about 9.81ms^-2) and phi is the angle by which the axis you are reading (X or Y) is off the horizontal.
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