My ultimate goal is to have an accelerometer and a microprocessor work in combination to accomplishing the following:
Hypothetically: Say I have a rubber ball that contained a two or three axis accelerometer & microprocessor and allowed it to roll down a slight incline. The incline is so shallow that it would only roll approximately 5ft. before it came to a complete stop. The rolling surface would be an asphalt pavement, like that of a street witch would allow some deviation in one roll compared to the next. I would then use the information from the accelerometer as the standard and compare it to any number of rolls then after. Each roll would be under the same conditions. Then set an adjustable tolerance of the deviation from one roll to the next compared to the standard. An alarm would go off if the roll was not within the allowable tolerance.
I have very limited experience in this field. I am familiar with basic electronic circuits and components.
Say it was possible to place a LCD on the ball could it display the following:
- A plot in-which one roll vs. the other?
- A plot in-which each roll against each multiple Plots such as g force / time, speed / time, g force / distance, x / y axis?
- Could I download the information to a lap top and plot it from there?
- Could I have multiple sounds or colored LEDs that would designate in which part of the roll (distance) it went out of tolerance?
- Is there a package out there for purchase that would comprise of an accelerometer, microprocessor and standard code that records the speed, distance, g. force, position ect. of an object in motion? This would allow me to tweak the code.
- If not what would be the closest electronic device that would do something similar, besides the individual components that would need to be assembled together by myself?
- Are there people out there that would put this together for a fee.
Any information at all on this subject would greatly be appreciated. I've been to most of the sites on the web and read as much as I could.