I am controlling a single axis DC motor to follow the elevation of the Sun using two light sensors. The motor moves 180 degrees in a day.
The control circuitry of the motor ( solar tracker) will be mounted on the moving solar panel mechanical assembly. I want to know the changing tilt / position.
I choose the following accelerometer to calculate the tilt from dimension engineering
The accelerometer part number is ADXL335B. The accelerometer is 3 axis. It operates at 3.3V with sensitivity of 333mV/g. Its data sheet is as follows
My questions are
- How to choose the accelerometer for such an application?
- Did I choose the right accelerometer?