ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
This Christmas, my dad got me a adxl206 sample (free) from analog devices. Surprisingly, this chip is in a dip package while most other accelerometers aren't. Just today, I decided to wire it up with the Arduino. I was amazed that an easy, simple to use, 2 axis accelerometer was free. That is why I decided to make this instructable. P.S. I'm 11 years old!

Note: This instructable and code can be used for any dual-axis analog accelerometer.

Step 1: Parts

ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
All you need are the following:

Mini Adhesive Breadboard
~ 10 Jumper Wires
Analog Devices ADXL206HDZ (DIP package, 8 pin)
Arduino Uno (or newer)

Note:
Analog Devices Samples change frequently, so this might not be on the list for free anymore.

Step 2: Wiring

ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
The first thing to look at when you have a new part is the datasheet. If you look at the pinout, you will see COM (basically ground), v1 (+5V), XOUT, and YOUT. Connect the following:
Pin 1 (COM) to GND
Pin 3 (COM) to GND
Pin 4 (YOUT) to A1
Pin 5 (XOUT) to A0
Pin 6 (Vs) to 5V
Pin 7 (Vs2) to 5V

Note : Do not connect pin 2 to anything or else this will not work.

Step 3: Code

ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
Just copy and paste and upload to your Arduino.

/* AccelerometerRead Sketch

Uses the ADXL206 or other dual axis accelerometer and prints the value
to the serial monitor.
*/

int sensorValuex; // make variables for the values
int sensorValuey;

void setup() {
Serial.begin(9600); // begin serial communication
}

void loop() {
sensorValuex=analogRead(0); // assigns the variable to the analog pin
sensorValuey=analogRead(1);
Serial.print("x, ");
Serial.print(sensorValuex, DEC); // prints x and y values to the serial
Serial.print(", y,"); // monitor
Serial.println(sensorValuey, DEC);
delay(150); // don't let the readings go too fast!
}

Step 4: Dual-Axis Fun!

ADXL206 Dual-Axis Accelerometer
Open the Serial Monitor and move the accelerometer around. Have some fun, attach to a robot or even use with an RGB led to make different colors!
 
 

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