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Retired Product

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Description: The RPI-1031 tilt sensor is capable of sensing a change in orientation in four different directions: forward, back, left or right. This breakout board makes it easier to incorporate the RPI-1031 in your next project by breaking the necessary pins out to standard 0.1" spaced headers. This board will work at either 3.3 or 5V.


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  • I’m interested in investigating the listed applications for this device… “Digital steal camera” and “Digital handy phone” must be some new tech that I don’t know about yet…

    • I am also interested in the Fan herater and 4 Pirection Detector. I wonder if the Pirection Detector is what was just ruled to be unconstitutional in Vermont.

      • Don’t fear the 4 Pirection Detector, fear the person who wields such a powerful device.

      • I do know that you are supposed to contact your doctor if you have a Pirection lasting over four hours but beyond that…

  • what I am trying to do with this breakout board is to have an LED fade in and out smoothly (I already have this code working) when the tilt a whirl is reading zero but I want the LED to flicker when the board is reading the 1,2 or 3 values, any tips would be greatly appreciated.

  • Does anyone know the lifespan of this sensor? Is there any way I can figure out how long these sensors last?

  • So.. only 2 bit output, so there’s no “level” state? Is has to be reporting that it’s tilting one of four ways, right?

    • Right. It’s basically intended for cameras/phones where you can do a screen or camera image orientation thing (portrait vs landscape, right side up / up side down).

      I do wonder what happens if you analogread; Since it’s an optical device, I can only imagine there’s got to be something physical inside that blocks the IR emitter, which may mean that it can also be partially blocked, which could be detected. I doubt this would be beneficial toward detecting a ‘level’ state, though. Add a second one of these, add a single tilt sensor, or make the jump to a 3-axis accelerometer (both available in ‘related products’ below) :)

  • interesting for when you dont want to fork out twice as much for an accelerometer or a gyro for a simple tilt application … of if the movement is too slow for an accelerometer would be nice to use to tell when equipment has been knocked over!

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