The 4-Directional Tilt Sensor is a perfect accelerometer replacement in those applications which may not need precise angular feedback.
This type of sensor is commonly used in many smart phones and digital cameras as a cheaper means to adjust the screen display when the device is rotated. Click over to the KickStart page to learn how to use the sensor with BASIC Stamp HomeWork board, Propeller BOE and QuickStart, and Arduino.
Small 6-pin DIP packaging with breadboard-friendly 0.1" pin spacing
Easy communication with any microcontroller
Positional feedback in four directions
Rotating display adjustment
Tilt sensing for remote controls
Power requirements: 3 to 5.5 VDC
Communication: 2-pin high/low output for four sensor states
Dimensions: 0.42 x 0.32 x 0.49 in (1.07 x 0.81 x 1.24 cm)
Operating temp range: 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
Note: Maximum output singal voltage approaches power supply voltage, so use the same voltage level for microcontroller and sensor supply.