NXT Acceleration / Tilt Sensor

I’ve received a fresh batch of sensor covers in the mail so I can once again show you the gory details of various NXT sensor innards.

This time I took a knife to the HiTechnic Acceleration Sensor. I’ve been curious about this one for a little while now. From the pictures below it’s quite easy to see which one of the black shapes is the microcontroller (labeled U2) and which one does the actual sensing (labeled U1).  As usual, I’ve blurred out the actual type numbers; if you’re that keen to copy the design to make your own, I’m sure you can afford to buy your own and rip it apart.

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If there’s a specific HiTechnic sensor (or other sensor) you’d like to see taken apart that hasn’t been featured yet, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.