Advise needed for Segway project

Hi folks,

I’m in the process of building a Segway-like machine.I have found a couple of similar project, and I’m on a good way.

my question is :

a couple of them uses the accelerometer, to steer left/right, while others uses a potentiometer.

what is the advantage of one method versus the other ?

Think about it, then you will have your answer.


No straight answer coming !

It can be done both way, but I'm just wondering if one way has advantages over the other.

Ok, another clue: if you put a pendulum on a motorbike, does it hang straight down? Does it still hang straight when the bike is leaning in a corner? That's the acceleration you measure with an accelerometer.