VEX Accelerometers - How are you using them?
Part of what our team tries to do is provide thorough tutorials for programming. For instance, we write blog posts like this one for the VEX Gyro: http://www.robotc.net/blog/?p=1444
and all of the videos in the VEX Cortex Video Trainer: http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/products/teaching_robotc_cortex/index.html
We're planning to do the same for the VEX Accelerometer, but we'd love some input from you to make sure what we cover is useful/applicable. So how about it - how do you use the accelerometer on your robots? All ideas are good ideas, but keep in mind that we'll be trying to keep the applications more on the simple side for the tutorials.
Some things we're considering:
- Have the robot wait for a bump/tap before running it's program (pretty simple)
- Have the robot detect a collision and stop while it's running autonomously (less simple)
Thanks in advance!