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==Gantt Chart==
==Gantt Chart==
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Revision as of 05:17, 13 February 2016


Project Overview

This semester, our project is to design a system that will allow a user to track basic tennis swing movements. Currently, there are are a few companies that provide this kind of tracking; however, the most established of them require that the player purchase a specific racket. Others are not as accurate or have a lot of reviews where the sensor flies off of the racket. What we hope to accomplish with this project is a cost-effective solution to become a better tennis player by providing feedback on their swing.

For our project, we will be collecting data by using a combined accelerometer and gyroscope to track swing movements. By the end of the semester, we will be able to show data collected from a tennis racket being swung. As two former college tennis players, we will be able to look at the swing and provide some feedback on how to improve it.

Project Objectives

  • Research what kinds of sensors would be most effective for this application
  • Design a system that allows for easy mounting
  • Provide reasonable filtering post-data collection
  • Successfully provide feedback about tennis swing

Project Challenges

  • Setting up an Arduino Nano with proper modules
  • Programming of the board
  • Interpreting raw data from the sensor module, including providing filtering
  • Making sure the object is not too intrusive when actually swinging the racket


  • Parts Ordered Online
    • Arduino Nano ($30)
    • MPU6050 Module, Accelerometer and Gyroscope ($6)
    • Mini Breadboard ($5)
    • XBee Radio Modules ($20 each)
  • Hardware and Miscellaneous Items ($30.00)
    • Various connectors
    • 9V Battery
    • XBee adapters
    • And other unforeseen items necessary for assembly
  • We would like to keep another $30 in reserve, just in case we run into a hardware problem or we accidentally break the Arduino/modules during testing.

Total: $141 (including the $30 reserve)

Gantt Chart

Gantt Resources Tennis Sensor.png

File:Gantt Tasks Tennis Sensor