The "poor man's" accelerometer/motion sensor! These spring-vibration switches are high sensitivity non-directional vibration induced trigger switches. Inside is a very soft spring coiled around a long metal pin. When the switch is moved, the spring touches the center pole to make contact. So, when there's motion, the two pins will act like a closed switch. When everything is still, the switch is open. Great for basic projects and wearables!

We also have a version with a slightly stiffer spring which makes it harder to trigger, and a version with a much more stiff spring which is even harder to trigger!

Electrical characteristics:

  • Maximum Voltage: 12V
  • Contact Resistance: <10 ohm
  • Contact Time: 2 ms
  • Maximum Current: 20mA
  • Insulation Resistance: >10M ohm
  • Temperature Range: -40 to 80ºC
  • Operating lifespan: 100,000 cycles
  • Diameter: 5mm/0.2"
  • Height (w/ pins): 25mm/1"
  • Height (w/o pins): 15mm/0.6"
  • Weight: 0.3g
Upgrade your ride with lots, and lots of NeoPixels!
Interactive Halloween
It's like a screen saver for your heart <3
The peaceful background of your favorite game, now for you to wear
Jump around, jump up and get down!
Shake-activated FX
Customize a Flashflight or other suitable flying disc, and throw blinky programs at your friends.
Need a friend or a workbench buddy for long hacking sessions? Build one that responds to your interactions, sings, and shows emotion!

(AF-1766)

SKU AF-1766
Brand Adafruit

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