Crash Test Sensor
The Crash Test Sensor interfaces the ADXL278 dual-axis high-g accelerometer to an Arduino-compatible microcontroller. It detects up to +/-50g of acceleration, making it perfect for reading out data on impact.
Output from the Crash Test Sensor is measured in mV/g, and typically operates at +5V, accepting a maximum of +7V. The board is also equipped with a self-test pin.
The Crash Test Sensor comes as a kit with 2 6-pin male headers, and it can be used for a variety of projects to measure the threshold level of impact before damage occurs.
- DIY crash test dummy
- Robotic crash detection
- Recording impact levels in sports (hockey, baseball)
- Gauging effects of impact/acceleration on human body
- Earthquake or vibration measurements
- 2x Vin
- 4x Gnd
- Analog X out
- Analog Y out
- Capable of measuring high-g acceleration, as well as vibration and static acceleration
- Measures full-scale range between +/-50g
- High linearity (0.2% of full scale)
- Standard operating voltage: +5V
- Max voltage: +7V
- Operating temperature range: -40 to +105 C
Crash Test Sensor Cheatsheet (173.185 KBytes, Document file, Apr 10, 2010)
Code and pin connections to get the crash test sensor up and running in 5 minutes or less.