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Is There a Good Impact Sensor that Works Well With Picaxe?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:34 pm
by ZebH
Hi everyone,

I am just wondering if there is a good impact detector that is fairly cheap and works well with Picaxe?

I intend to attach it to an object and detect when the object has had an impact!

Thanks very much, any help would be great!

Re: Is There a Good Impact Sensor that Works Well With Picaxe?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:04 pm
by Liam
Hi Zeb!
You can try an accelerometer? What G Forces are you expecting it to experience?
L

Re: Is There a Good Impact Sensor that Works Well With Picaxe?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:47 am
by ZebH
Hi Mr Liam,

I am planning to make a unit that attaches to a person and detects when the person has a fall!

Re: Is There a Good Impact Sensor that Works Well With Picaxe?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:06 am
by Liam
Hi Zeb,
Yes so what you can use is called an Inertial Measurement Unit - or IMU. AN MPU6050 could do the trick :)

L

Re: Is There a Good Impact Sensor that Works Well With Picaxe?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:32 pm
by ZebH
OK thanks very much!