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» Acc 01: Reading acceleration

This example shows how to get the acceleration on the different axis using the most basic functions related with Waspmote accelerometer.

Required Materials

1 x Waspmote PRO
1 x MiniUSB wire

Code

/*
 *  ------ [ACC_1] Waspmote Accelerometer Reading acceleration --------
 *
 *  Explanation: This example shows how to get the acceleration on the
 *  different axis using the most basic functions related with Waspmote 
 *  accelerometer
 *
 *  Copyright (C) 2013 Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S.L. 
 *  http://www.libelium.com 
 *  
 *  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify 
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by 
 *  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or 
 *  (at your option) any later version. 
 *  
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, 
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of 
 *  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the 
 *  GNU General Public License for more details. 
 *  
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License 
 *  along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. 
 *  
 *  Version:           0.2
 *  Design:            David Gascón 
 *  Implementation:    Marcos Yarza
 */

void setup()
{
  ACC.ON();
  USB.ON(); // starts using the serial port
  USB.println(F("ACC_01 example"));
}

void loop()
{

  //----------Check Register-----------------------
  // should always answer 0x32, it is used to check
  // the proper functionality of the accelerometer
  byte check = ACC.check();

  //----------X Value-----------------------
  int x_acc = ACC.getX();

  //----------Y Value-----------------------
  int y_acc = ACC.getY();

  //----------Z Value-----------------------
  int z_acc = ACC.getZ();

  //-------------------------------

  USB.print(F("\n------------------------------\nCheck: 0x")); 
  USB.println(check, HEX);
  USB.println(F("\n \t0X\t0Y\t0Z")); 
  USB.print(F(" ACC\t")); 
  USB.print(x_acc, DEC);
  USB.print(F("\t")); 
  USB.print(y_acc, DEC);
  USB.print(F("\t")); 
  USB.println(z_acc, DEC);

  delay(1000);
  
}


Output

D#
ACC_01 example

------------------------------
Check: 0x32

0X 0Y 0Z
ACC -24 6 989

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