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Hi All

A friend at work who knows I'm interested in Electronics asked me if there were any IC's available that can be used within a circuit to indicate being level. (like I would know):eek:

Now I know I'm interested but I'm not that knowledgeable on available componants so I said I would put the question to the forum I'm a memebr of.

I did Google as always but it's knowing what to Google for!!

Any direction would be good.

Cheers.
 

Mike_2545

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There are "tilt" switches that would indicate if something were tipped, an array of them configured correctly on a board/device might be able to determine level...
 

crutschow

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Do you want to know the angle or just whether it's level?
 

Mr RB

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Google for 3 axis accelerometer or check this out;
9069-0J675.200.jpg

pretty nice device for $14.95;
Pololu - MMA7260QT 3-Axis Accelerometer
 

Mr RB

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Yes it reads all 3 axis and gives a DC voltage output for each. Gravity gives a output = 1G. So if it's held flat one axis reads 1G, the other 2 axis read 0G. Obviously if there is any tilt the values change accordingly.
 
I have a sample board for an Analogue Devices version of this and it has an 'electronic spirit level' demonstration program.

It shows tilt in two axis but I assume that that is just for that particular demonstration.

James
 
Hi All

Just got back from work and found your kind replies!!

I think the idea is just to indicate when level but I'm sure the more functions the better.

Mr.RB cheers for that device I will take a look at that.

jamesinnewcastle could you supply any info on that? sounds interesting.

Cheers all.
 
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