by Wong, Kim Fung

Abstract: This project is designed to explore the possibility of building a compact
acceleration measuring device and applying it in a typical middle/high school science
class. Such an interesting interactive device could to be used to improve the traditional
classroom environment. Students can carry the device on their bodies and see how fast
they move, and ideally, it is hoped to help them become more interested in learning
simple physics. The project’s design is based on a pair of microcontrollers.
Accelerometer’s sensors are used and data are transmitted through radio frequency and
serial communication (RS232). Readings of the accelerometer’s outputs are updated ten
times a second and data will be shown in graphical interpretation after measurement is
taken. The designed goal of this project is to provide a simple-to-use and reliable device
that can record the acceleration with good time resolution.

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