Use this Bit to control your circuits with movement. The accelerometer senses how quickly you speed it up or slow it down. Snap it to a bargraph on a mounting board. Then give it a wave to visualize your movements.

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The accelerometer Bit senses how quickly it is speeding up or slowing down. This helps it detect different types of motion, like shaking. The accelerometer is a great Bit for wearable inventions, because you can control your circuit through motion.

Real World Application:

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Users
Ages 14+
Grades 9+
Sizes
Height 0.5"
Width 3.75"
Length 7.5"
Weight
0.01 kg/ 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0157
UPC
810876023337

 

The accelerometer Bit measures acceleration, which is different than measuing speed (how fast something is moving). For example, when driving, your speed might be 60mph, but your acceleration might be 0mps, because your speed isn't changing. But when you come to a stoplight, you hit the breaks and slow down, giving the accelerometer something to measure - how much your speed is decreasing over time (usualy measured in meters or feet per second).

The accelerometer Bit measures slowing down and speeding up in the same way. So while slowing down would normaly be a negative acceleration and speeding up would be a positive acceleration, this Bit treats both as a positive number. The Bit is also fine-tuned to respond to short, dramatic movements like shaking, waving, bouncing, and spinning.

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MEET THE BIT

The accelerometer Bit measures acceleration, which is different than measuing speed (how fast something is moving). For example, when driving, your speed might be 60mph, but your acceleration might be 0mps, because your speed isn't changing. But when you come to a stoplight, you hit the breaks and slow down, giving the accelerometer something to measure - how much your speed is decreasing over time (usualy measured in meters or feet per second).

The accelerometer Bit measures slowing down and speeding up in the same way. So while slowing down would normaly be a negative acceleration and speeding up would be a positive acceleration, this Bit treats both as a positive number. The Bit is also fine-tuned to respond to short, dramatic movements like shaking, waving, bouncing, and spinning.

PRODUCT SPECS

Users
Ages 14+
Grades 9+
Sizes
Height 0.5"
Width 3.75"
Length 7.5"
Weight
0.01 kg/ 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0157
UPC
810876023337

 

HOW IT WORKS

The accelerometer Bit measures acceleration, which is different than measuing speed (how fast something is moving). For example, when driving, your speed might be 60mph, but your acceleration might be 0mps, because your speed isn't changing. But when you come to a stoplight, you hit the breaks and slow down, giving the accelerometer something to measure - how much your speed is decreasing over time (usualy measured in meters or feet per second).

The accelerometer Bit measures slowing down and speeding up in the same way. So while slowing down would normaly be a negative acceleration and speeding up would be a positive acceleration, this Bit treats both as a positive number. The Bit is also fine-tuned to respond to short, dramatic movements like shaking, waving, bouncing, and spinning.

COMMUNITY INVENTIONS

GET INSPIRED

Find more than a thousand invention ideas and then share what you invent on littleBits Classroom. Here are just a few:

KITS WITH THE BIT

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