How-to Tuesday: Arduino 101 Accelerometers

Arduino Education

Today, I am going to show you how easy it is to connect, and use, a Memsic 2125 Accelerometer from the Maker Shed. This sensor is able to detect tilt, acceleration, rotation, and vibration with a range of ±2 g. It can be used for making balancing robots, game controllers, musical instruments and more. I’ll get you started…what you do next is up to you!

Want to learn even more about the Memsic 2125 accelerometer? You can check out all the detailed specifications on the data sheet here.

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Another great resource is Becky’s excellent CRAFT Video: LilyPad Arduino 101

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The Memsic 2125 accelerometer from the Maker Shed is a low cost, dual-axis thermal accelerometer capable of measuring tilt, acceleration, rotation, and vibration with a range of ±2 g. It’s a great addition to many robotic projects, and is compatible with most micro-controllers, including the Arduino.

More about the Memsic 2125 accelerometer

10 thoughts on “How-to Tuesday: Arduino 101 Accelerometers

  1. yachris says:

    Thanks for doing these Arduino/general electronics tutorial things. They’re incredibly fun to watch, and quite inspiring.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      I’m glad you like them, and I hope they do inspire you! Are there any specific things you would like to see me cover? I have a long list, but I am always looking for more ideas.

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Marc, thanks so much for all of your amazing work on these videos. I really enjoy watching them.

    You only did it once in this vid, but I love when you say: “Done!” when you complete a step. I think that should be your signature declarative, a la Emeril’s “Bam!”

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      Thanks Gareth, I really appreciate it. I have a long list of how-to’s that I will be working on in the future. Memsic accelerometer…Done! :)

  3. J. Peterson says:

    Here’s one I did a few years ago, using the Memsic as a tilt sensor:

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