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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Photo worth 1,000 words
Ann R. Thryft   2/24/2012 2:35:49 PM
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Rob, you're right. That photo really shows how small these things are. What's even more amazing is to then consider how tiny the actual machines are inside this chip (remembering that MEMS stands for micro-electromechanical systems). Tiny accelerometers like these, along with gyrometers, are what make possible the movements of the Japanese flying sphere I wrote about

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=235083

and probably also the Parrot A.R. Drone

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=238273


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Photo worth 1,000 words
Rob Spiegel   2/24/2012 1:34:02 PM
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Nice article. The photo of the accelerometer against the thread hole of a needle says everything. Now I understand how Motorola was able to get an accelerometer into a cell phone. Amazing.

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