I'm trying to get an arduino board to detect simple free fall condtions. Currently, I have a 9DOF sensor (https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/lsm9ds0-hookup-guide) and am able to get the raw data from the sensor.
However I am unsure what to do from here onwards. From what I manage to gather, there is an alternative sensor ADXL345 accelerometer that has an inbuilt free fall component. I have tried modfying the code in such a way that it will work with the sensor I am using but to no avail.
The free fall detection does not need to be extremely accurate/precise considering there are many fall/jerk patterns. It is just for a proof of concept for a project of mine. With that in mind, any suggestions on how to proceed will be greatly appreciated (or if I should just get the ADXL345 accelerometer).