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Offline KerryTopic starter

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Accelerometer Sources
« on: August 29, 2009, 01:28:53 PM »
Hello,

Does anyone have any recommendations for accelerometer vendors?  I can't seem to find anything in DIP-socket form... is there such a thing as a QFD socket, or do they expect you to solder to QFD chips?  Can't find much information there, either.

Any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks,

Kerry

EDIT:  I should clarify - I can find plenty of accelerometers at digikey and mouser, I'm really just wondering how to use them (being QFD and other non-lead packages), or if there is another source where I can find DIP mount packages
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Re: Accelerometer Sources
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 02:14:18 PM »
As far as they know they do not exist, but Dimension Engineering has a 3 axis accelerometer breakout board that fits in a 14 dip socket.

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Re: Accelerometer Sources
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 02:21:30 PM »
I've never seen a accelerometer in a DIP.

Is a breakout board (Razor Concepts' or otherwise) out of the question?

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Re: Accelerometer Sources
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 02:26:53 PM »
So it's not practical to use a QFD package sensor (I seem to be running into the same problem with gyros)?

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Re: Accelerometer Sources
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 02:35:35 PM »
I've never seen a accelerometer in a DIP.

Is a breakout board (Razor Concepts' or otherwise) out of the question?

Nope, just trying to figure out whats out there.

I'm new to this stuff - I just finished the $50 robot and am imagining what other kinds of things I can do.  A balancing robot is high on my list :-)

-Kerry

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Re: Accelerometer Sources
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 12:09:51 PM »
Sparkfun usually has breakout boards for a lot of things, so you'd probably be able to find something there to suit your requirements.
Think outside the box... inside is to crowded.

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Re: Accelerometer Sources
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 08:46:12 PM »
This is in DIP form:
http://www.dimensionengineering.com/DE-ACCM3D2.htm

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It is designed to fit in the DIP-16 form factor, making the DE-ACCM3D suitable for breadboarding, perfboarding, and insertion into standard chip sockets. To keep things as simple as possible, there are only 5 pins - two for power, and three for the X, Y and Z analog outputs.



 


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