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Topic: Mpu6050; better novice "shake" sensor? (Read 276 times) previous topic - next topic


I purchased the mpu6050 because it's popularity meant there would be good documentation for it. I read that it would be easy to read the raw values but difficult to use them. This is my first arduino project, and I was wondering if there was a more user friendly sensor.

I need it to sense sudden impacts but also ignore the vibrations of an alarm bell. What are some other sensor options, and their drawbacks?


Sep 01, 2018, 10:11 pm Last Edit: Sep 01, 2018, 10:15 pm by jremington
You could try a shake switch. Note that there are three sensitivity variants, you may need to try all three to find the right one.

Far easier than figuring out how the MPU6050 works!


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