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What's the difference between Gyroscope and Accelometer

10-03-2010, 04:57 AM
#1
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What's the difference between Gyroscope and Accelometer

I was wondering

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10-03-2010, 06:07 AM
#2
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10-03-2010, 07:33 AM
#3
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Thats complicated!

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10-03-2010, 07:41 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by olliewollie View Post
Thats complicated!
Well just read the first sentence: "The difference between gyroscope and accelerometer is that the former can sense rotation, the latter cannot"

Quite simple if you stick with that.
10-03-2010, 11:14 AM
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So can the accelerometer handle 2D tilting, and the gyroscope can handle the third?

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10-03-2010, 12:50 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Qordobo View Post
Well just read the first sentence: "The difference between gyroscope and accelerometer is that the former can sense rotation, the latter cannot"

Quite simple if you stick with that.
Trouble is it's not true. Jet Car Stunts, for instance, uses the accelerometer to let you turn the car by turning your device like a steering wheel rather than tilting it.

Last edited by acrotran; 10-03-2010 at 01:16 PM.
10-03-2010, 12:53 PM
#7
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The gyroscope has an additional axis that can sense movement of rotation, not just tilt. Don't argue.
10-03-2010, 01:01 PM
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What it boils down to is...

Voodoo.

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10-03-2010, 01:15 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
The gyroscope has an additional axis that can sense movement of rotation, not just tilt. Don't argue.
Maybe you should re-read my message. Don't argue.
10-03-2010, 01:37 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by acrotran View Post
Trouble is it's not true. Jet Car Stunts, for instance, uses the accelerometer to let you turn the car by turning your device like a steering wheel rather than tilting it.
Maybe turning the device like a steering wheel is using the tilt function because that's how you control all the other racing games with the accelerometer besides the newly updated real racing. Kgtfo.

Rotating means not moving your iPod on the x-axis, but only on the y-axis. If that's not comprehendable, there's a big problem here.

Last edited by backtothis; 10-03-2010 at 01:42 PM.