How to Build an Accelerometer?


Accelerometer contains a Piezoelectric Crystal on which fixed mass is kept. Whenever there is movement, mass exerts force on crystal which is converted into electric signal.
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Accelerometers contain small mass placed on Piezoelectric crystal such as Quartz. Whenever it is in motion, mass applies force on crystal. Due to force, crystal makes small signal.
1. Connect the accelerometer output to the data recorder. This can be a scrolling voltage monitor, an data input device for your computer or just a digital voltmeter and a clipboard
A spring, a weight, a pencil, and chart paper. When you accellerate, the weight will press the spring back, and the pencil records the amount on the paper.
Do a little research about how to build a shower before starting. There are step-by-step videos online or how to books at the hardware store. You will need to decide on what materials
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To build an accelerometer you will need, a transparent plastic tube which has a rubber stopper at both ends, a spring, a paper clip, a rubber band and some tape. You can find more information at
An accelerometer, which measures force upon a mass, can be made at home with some fairly simple items. You need a jelly jar with a lid, a cork and a string! Secure the sting and the cork to the bottom of the lid, turn upside down and string will move in the direction of the mass.
The easiest way to build an accelerometer is to use a jar with a lid, cork, string, and a fishing buoy. Attach the string to the lid of jar and attach the cork to the other end of the string. Fill the jar with water, and place the lid on. Turn the jar over.
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