The part that I think is amazing is that it's writing 36 distinct digital photos to flash RAM at once. Getting that part done alone is a technical feat worth admiring.
So since an accelerometer detects forces, and gravity isn't a force, an accelerometer doesn't detect it.
No, it absolutely won't. The ball can't know from instantaneous measurements when it is at apogee: as soon as it leaves the thrower's hands, there are no external forces acting on it for the accelerometer to detect.
Its acceleration is the constant 9/8 m/s^2 of Earth g. Its velocity will change linearly, steadily decreasing from the launch velocity, crossing zero at apogee. Its height will describe a parabola
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