I am in a design phase of a project, where I need to do the following:
Sense the rotation of a shaft. The shaft moves very slowly. It moves once every 6-10 seconds and the rotation is about 0.1 degs. I want to sense the rotation in degrees and would want to know the position in degrees (resolution of 0.1 deg) at any given time.
I have been searching here and google, but I have not been able to understand whether an accelerometer or a gyro would be useful here.
I have read about inclinometers from analog devices:
These inclinometers internally use 2-axis accelerometers, so I think this can be done. But, just want to be sure.
Can anyone comment on this?