Get A Handle On Your Game

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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
    • 2-Axis Brushless Camera Gimbal Stabilization Control Board ($38.91)
    • 2 Brushless Gimbal Motors ($15.15 each)
    • 2200mAh 3S1P 30C Battery ($13.33)
    • Shipping ($20.00)
  • Hardware and Miscellaneous Items ($15.00)
    • Screws
    • Wire
    • Wire Snap Connectors
    • Dampening Pads
    • And other unforeseen items necessary for assembly
  • Finally we would like to hold $30 in reserve which will only be used if we need to purchase replacement brushless gimbal motors due to the malfunction of our original motors

Total: $147.54 (including the $30 reserve)

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