How a Smartphone Knows Up from Down [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 23rd, 2012

Your smartphone knows which way is up, how to orient your screen, and can even sense its speed–but how? In this video, we take a peek inside your phone to see how the accelerometer works.

Courtesy of the Engineer Guy, Bill Hammack, we get an fascinating look at not just how the accelertometer in a smartphone works, but the process by which they are manufactured.

How a Smartphone Knows Up from Down [EngineerGuyVideos via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/23/12
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