Our smartphone recognizes whether we hold it horizontally or vertically and changes the screen orientation when we change position! But how does the smartphone actually recognize how we hold it?
A wide variety of sensors are installed in a smartphone, which are not only necessary for functionality and handling, but also make the smartphone an excellent measuring device. Acceleration sensors provide the relevant information so that the smartphone can recognize whether it is held vertically or horizontally. We will now take a look at how this works.
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Smartphones are powerful small computers that have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. While the operation is intuitive and poses no challenges to our youth, the technical background seems incredibly complex. Nevertheless, the functionality of individual elements, such as the built-in acceleration sensors or the lidar sensors installed in newer devices, can be addressed in the classroom.
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