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+//Add the SPI library so we can communicate with the ADXL345 sensor
+#include <SPI.h>
+//Assign the Chip Select signal to pin 10.
+int CS=10;
+//This is a list of some of the registers available on the ADXL345.
+//To learn more about these and the rest of the registers on the ADXL345, read the datasheet!
+char POWER_CTL = 0x2D; //Power Control Register
+char DATA_FORMAT = 0x31;
+char DATAX0 = 0x32; //X-Axis Data 0
+char DATAX1 = 0x33; //X-Axis Data 1
+char DATAY0 = 0x34; //Y-Axis Data 0
+char DATAY1 = 0x35; //Y-Axis Data 1
+char DATAZ0 = 0x36; //Z-Axis Data 0
+char DATAZ1 = 0x37; //Z-Axis Data 1
+//This buffer will hold values read from the ADXL345 registers.
+char values[10];
+//These variables will be used to hold the x,y and z axis accelerometer values.
+int x,y,z;
+void setup(){
+ //Initiate an SPI communication instance.
+ SPI.begin();
+ //Configure the SPI connection for the ADXL345.
+ SPI.setDataMode(SPI_MODE3);
+ //Create a serial connection to display the data on the terminal.
+ Serial.begin(9600);
+ //Set up the Chip Select pin to be an output from the Arduino.
+ pinMode(CS, OUTPUT);
+ //Before communication starts, the Chip Select pin needs to be set high.
+ digitalWrite(CS, HIGH);
+ //Put the ADXL345 into +/- 4G range by writing the value 0x01 to the DATA_FORMAT register.
+ writeRegister(DATA_FORMAT, 0x01);
+ //Put the ADXL345 into Measurement Mode by writing 0x08 to the POWER_CTL register.
+ writeRegister(POWER_CTL, 0x08); //Measurement mode
+void loop(){
+ //Reading 6 bytes of data starting at register DATAX0 will retrieve the x,y and z acceleration values from the ADXL345.
+ //The results of the read operation will get stored to the values[] buffer.
+ readRegister(DATAX0, 6, values);
+ //The ADXL345 gives 10-bit acceleration values, but they are stored as bytes (8-bits). To get the full value, two bytes must be combined for each axis.
+ //The X value is stored in values[0] and values[1].
+ x = ((int)values[1]<<8)|(int)values[0];
+ //The Y value is stored in values[2] and values[3].
+ y = ((int)values[3]<<8)|(int)values[2];
+ //The Z value is stored in values[4] and values[5].
+ z = ((int)values[5]<<8)|(int)values[4];
+ //Print the results to the terminal.
+ Serial.print(x, DEC);
+ Serial.print(',');
+ Serial.print(y, DEC);
+ Serial.print(',');
+ Serial.println(z, DEC);
+ delay(10);
+//This function will write a value to a register on the ADXL345.
+// char registerAddress - The register to write a value to
+// char value - The value to be written to the specified register.
+void writeRegister(char registerAddress, char value){
+ //Set Chip Select pin low to signal the beginning of an SPI packet.
+ digitalWrite(CS, LOW);
+ //Transfer the register address over SPI.
+ SPI.transfer(registerAddress);
+ //Transfer the desired register value over SPI.
+ SPI.transfer(value);
+ //Set the Chip Select pin high to signal the end of an SPI packet.
+ digitalWrite(CS, HIGH);
+//This function will read a certain number of registers starting from a specified address and store their values in a buffer.
+// char registerAddress - The register addresse to start the read sequence from.
+// int numBytes - The number of registers that should be read.
+// char * values - A pointer to a buffer where the results of the operation should be stored.
+void readRegister(char registerAddress, int numBytes, char * values){
+ //Since we're performing a read operation, the most significant bit of the register address should be set.
+ char address = 0x80 | registerAddress;
+ //If we're doing a multi-byte read, bit 6 needs to be set as well.
+ if(numBytes > 1)address = address | 0x40;
+ //Set the Chip select pin low to start an SPI packet.
+ digitalWrite(CS, LOW);
+ //Transfer the starting register address that needs to be read.
+ SPI.transfer(address);
+ //Continue to read registers until we've read the number specified, storing the results to the input buffer.
+ for(int i=0; i<numBytes; i++){
+ values[i] = SPI.transfer(0x00);
+ }
+ //Set the Chips Select pin high to end the SPI packet.
+ digitalWrite(CS, HIGH);

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