Note: Not allowed for use in FIRST® LEGO® League.
Now you can make robots that know which way is up! The HiTechnic Acceleration Sensor measures acceleration in three axes – x, y, and z. It also measures tilt along each axis. Using the sensor, you can measure the acceleration of your robot in the range -2 g to +2 g, with scaling of approximately 200 counts per g. The acceleration measurement for each axis is refreshed approximately 100 times per second. The sensor is great for experimenting and modeling acceleration forces in cars, on amusement rides, and even on swing sets. This sensor will also tell you if your robot is level, so you can build self-leveling robots and much more.
All HiTechnic sensors use a standard NXT cable and are housed in the MINDSTORMS® sensor housing; connector cables are sold separately. Sensor blocks are available for free download at www.LEGOeducation.us/hitechnic.