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Learn About Accelerometers and Make Your Own Digital Level

In this GreatScott! video, Scott explains the basics of digital accelerometers and how he used that knowledge to create his own digital level that he then cased in a plastic 3D printed enclosure.

Like all GreatScott! videos, you can use it as a learning opportunity, as he clearly and graphically explores the underlying science and engineering, or you can just use the excellent build video and Instructables page to make the device yourself, even if some of the electrical engineering goes over your head.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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