Electronic – Gyro vs accelerometer for rotational acceleration


For the same price chip, which will be more accurate to measure rotational acceleration: a gyroscope, or an accelerometer 10cm away from the pivot point?

Best Answer

Gyroscope will be more accurate, but is highly subjet to drift, which is the reason why they are often used with an accelerometer and even sometimes with a compass.

Accelerometer alone will be slow.

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