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Getting acceleration on axis

Registers

There are several registers used to get acceleration on three axis. These registers are defined in the Waspmote ACC library as constants, that can be modified by the user if required. However, these definitions should not be modified unless registers addresses change in future accelerometer revisions.
The accelerometer can use three scales: ±2g, ±4g and ±8g. See section "Initializing the accelerometer" for more information. The following examples have been tested using the ±2g scale.

Getting acceleration on axis X

The getX() function checks accelerometer's acceleration on X axis. The value returned is defined in mG units.
It returns the combined contents of data registers outXhigh and outXlow as an integer.
Since it calls readRegister(), it will not activate any flags by itself, but the other functions will activate ACC_ERROR_READING in case there was an error communicating to the register.
Example of use:
{
int accX;
accX = ACC.getX();
}

Getting acceleration on axis Y

The getY() function checks accelerometer's acceleration on Y axis. The value returned is defined in mG units.
It returns the combined contents of data registers outYhigh and outYlow as an integer.
Since it calls readRegister(), it will not activate any flags by itself, but the other functions will activate ACC_ERROR_READING in case there was an error when communicating to the register.
Example of use:
{
int accY;
accY = ACC.getY();
}

Getting acceleration on axis Z

The getZ() function checks accelerometer's acceleration on Z axis. The value returned is defined in mG units.
It returns the combined contents of data registers outZhigh and outZlow as an integer.
Since it calls readRegister(), it will not activate any flags by itself, but the other functions will activate ACC_ERROR_READING in case there was an error when communicating to the register.
Example of use:
{
int accZ;
accZ = ACC.getZ();
}