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Mike writes –

This is a quick heads-up on a post on a Lego Mindstorms NXT blog by physicist Brian Davis who rigged up a third-party 3-axis accelerometer to his NXT controller brick to create a portable motion datalogger. He datalogged and graphed several Disney World rides complete with annotations. Some custom code on the NXT logs +/- 2.5 Gs of acceleration from the 3 axes at 1/10 sec. intervals. The data was plotted to LabView. Rad! And I can think of some other recreational activities that would be fun to datalog…

Datalogging Disney – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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  1. We used to do this type of stuff with TI-85’s at Six Flags Over Texas’ Physics Day.

    I pal’d around the UT students that had the nice gear and they’d let me log rides for them, which was neat.

    Otherwise, most of the High Schoolers like me had rubber band accelerometer tubes.

    Those things might make a fun remake, due to the fact you can give one to a kid, tell them to hold it out and jump and watch as they try to make it go as high as it can go.

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