Accelerometer (was: New prototype XO-1.75s in Auckland, New Zealand)

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Mon Aug 29 12:10:35 EDT 2011

On 25.08.2011, at 07:47, James Cameron wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 03:22:06PM +1000, forster at wrote:
>>> I don't know enough about Turtle Blocks to comment, but if an
>>> application such as Turtle Blocks tries to read the sensor, it will
>>> probably block for as long as it takes for the transaction to complete
>>> ... roughly 33 milliseconds.
>> I am getting 60mS per read in Turtle Blocks
> On an XO-1.73 A3, I saw 25 reads per second, which would have been 40mS
> per read.
> On an XO-1.75 B1, I get between 17.07 and 18.22 reads per second in
> /runin/runin-accelerometer with os40.  That would be 59mS to 55mS.

A shell script needs 6.7 seconds to read it 100 times. That's 67 ms, B1 on os41.

In any case it's fun to use, I made a little Etoys project to try:

(and in Etoys each read takes about 65 ms).

- Bert -

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