Introduction to Tilt Sensor
Tilt sensor Types
The following are the kinds of tilt sensors that supported their construction and principles of operation. allow us to understand the lean sensor working rule.
01. Single-Axis, Single Output: The sensor responds to being tilted around one horizontal axis, relative to the downward force of gravity.
02. Dual-Axis, Dual Output: The sensor contains two sensing elements at 90 degrees to every other. Each has an output which is decided by its angle of tilt from vertical around one axis.
03. Dual-Axis, Single Output: one sensor responds to an angle of tilt from vertical around any horizontal axis.
How does it Work?
The tilt sensor is cylindrical and contains a free conductive rolling ball inside with two conductive elements (poles) beneath.
- When the sensor
is totallyupright, the ball falls to the rock bottomof the sensor and connects the poles, allowing the presentto flow.
- When the sensor is tilted, the ball doesn’t touch the poles, the circuit is open,
and therefore thecurrent doesn’t flow.
- This way,
the leansensor acts sort of aswitch that’sturned on or off counting onits inclination. So, it’llgive digital information to the Arduino, either a HIGH or a coffeesignal.
Pinout of Tilt Sensor
The tilt sensor is many times referred to as inclinometer, tilt switch or rolling ball sensor. Using a tilt sensor is a simple way to detect orientation or inclination. This makes it very useful to be used, for example, in toys, robots and other appliances whose working methodology depends on inclination.
|TILT SENSOR PIN||ARDUINO CONNECTION|
|Digital Output||Any Digital input of Arduino Uno|
01. Long with life.
02. TTL level output
03. supply voltage: 3.3 V to 5V
04. Maximum output current: 15mA
05. Can work on low voltages
06. Output can directly be connected to the controller
07. Easy interface
08. Maximum operating temperature: 0°C to + 80°C
01. Security systems.
02. Digital cameras
05. Robotic arms
06. Vending machines.
07. Measuring instruments.
08. Hobby projects.