Get A Handle On Your Game
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.
- 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
- 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)