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Research Project- Unit 1 - Topic: Accelerometers – Nigel Chui Accelerometers are electronic devices that are designed to measure acceleration. Accelerometers work by measuring the weight of mass that is located inside the accelerometer. Different accelerometers have multiple axes. Because of this, they can measure in more than one direction, (left, right, up, and down.) Electronic accelerometers are embedded inside a small chip that contains a tiny mass that rests upon a pressure sensor. This allows the chip to measure the changes in weight of the tiny mass which then converts the signals electronically. Back then, due to their cost, accelerometers were only used in scientific or military technology. However, due to changes in technology throughout the years, they are used in a wide variety of appliances and devices. These accelerometers are much
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