Differentiating

How can one tell the difference between the Rate Gyro and the Accelerometer? I am talking about the 2008 version from “divsys.”

Well here’s the punch line: Gyro’s measure angular rotation (twist), and Accelerometers measure acceleration along a linear axis.

Aye, that is correct. However, I am holding both boards, and cannot tell the difference between the two of them. Is there something mounted on one that I can use to differentiate?

Do you mean how can you tell which board is which, by looking at them? The accelerometer board says DAA, the gyro board says YRG

the sensor manual

http://www.usfirst.org/uploadedFiles/Community/FRC/FRC_Documents_and_Updates/2008_Assets/Manual/2008_Sensor_Manual.pdf

shows pictures of them

Thank you very much. This is just what I needed.