Originally posted by: asjohnstone
I am looking to use a 3-axis accelerometer with bluetooth or wireless in a research project and I wondered where I could source such a device.
Any advice would be appreciated.
AS Johnstone BEng(Hons) MBA CEng MIET AMIMECH
What are the other constraints in your requirements?
Size?, Weight?, Power Consumption? (i.e. How long will the deviice need to operate on the batteries specifed?), Cost? (i.e. can it be bespoke (more expensive in your time or someone elses) or do you want to buy a complete module off the self even if this imposes extra constraints what you can do with the device in terms of your intended application? (cheaper in your time)
Do you want to measure other things at the same time?
Will this requirement arise as your research progresses?
Do you want some processing capability in the device and be able to update the firmware yourself as your research progresses?
In terms of wireless what is the range of operation. In regards to Bluetooth some equipment has a 10m range and some 100m range.
What is the nature and constrains on the equipment you want to interface with wirelessly?
Will it be battery operated and mobile?
Do you want to use a particular serial protocol, for compatibility with other devices?