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Fun Data Analysis

GCDC products are used in many types of fascinating applications.

Maybe your Physics curriculum is looking rather boring. Or, you need a science fair experiment really quick! An accelerometer is a versatile tool for making fun and informative science experiments. First, we recommend learning to use "R" for analyzing the data. R is a powerful scripting language used commonly by scientists to analyze large data sets. We provide several R scripts in our example applications. R is free to download from cran.r-project.org. Once you have R, here are a several interesting experiments to consider trying:

Helmholtz Resonator

This simple experiment uses a 2-liter bottle and an X16-1D accelerometer to demonstrate Helmholtz's equation for a resonating a cavity. The test procedure is then applied to a subwoofer speaker to determine the enclosure resonance frequency and speaker performance.

Counting Freight Trains

An X2-1 high sensitivity accelerometer logger is used to monitor the traffic on a railway and provide the spectral response of a passing freight train.

Monitoring Your Clothes Dryer with the SSP-x Accelerometer

Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi and the SSP-x to monitor the status of your clothes dryer. When the dryer is finished, a text message is sent to your smartphone.

Flush Fun

The X2-2 logger was used to detect when water flushed into a toilet. Actually, this experiment was unexpectedly interesting.

Pendulum Experiment

So much has changed over the years. Has the gravataional constant, or the mass of the earth changed the local gravitational field lately? We decided to perform this simple pendulum experiment and find out.

Roller Coasters

A detailed look at the Incredible Hulk roller coaster ride at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure.

Kite Altitude

Strap a B1100-1 barometric pressure data logger to a kite and see how high a kite flies.