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May 27, 2006, 12:37 am Last Edit: May 27, 2006, 10:46 am by sonderformat Reason: 1
hey guys,

sorry for perhaps asking stupid questions.

i got a parralax accelerometer yesterday and tried out the tutorial.
i don't understand what should happen. i' m newbie and it seems a little bit dumb.

i thought the accerelometer is an analog input.
if i understood in the tutorial, it can be used both:
digital (moving or not) oder analog (how fast it is moved).
so i have the code now on the board, but nothing is (was) happening?!
i checked the connections on the "picture" and putted the right violet (on the breadboard) wire one step to the right.
now the led is blinking circa twice a second.

is there a tutorial how to use the accelerometer as an analog input (perhaps it would be easier in graphical shematics)?

thank you for the great work, you do!



Hey sonderformat.

I suppose you work with arduino004, in that case, you have to change the serial instructions with the new syntax.

change beginSerial(9600) by Serial.begin(9600)
adjust the speed to your board (Tools > Serial Monitor Board rate)
change printByte() by Serial.print()
take a look at the reference page http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage

good luke


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