Title

GWiz.. that was fast: Motion Activated G force meter

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

The main use of GWiz is to fulfill a parents' desire to have piece of mind. Automobiles today are capable of producing high speeds with incredible amounts of acceleration, and in the hands of a young and/or irresponsible driver, they can become deadly weapons. The GWiz is a device that is installed within and powered by a car to monitor longitudinal and lateral acceleration forces within a vehicle. The device saves an hour worth of acceleration data (into three banks of SPI memory), which can later be transferred to a computer (through serial communication protocols) and displayed in graphical format. This data is preconditioned with circuitry to conform to the limits of the ADC included within the 8051microcontroller and is then parsed accordingly to be interpreted through an Excel worksheet program. The GWiz has been calibrated to sense accelerations on the order of 1/128th the acceleration caused by gravity. Demonstrations will include real time data acquisition and graphical analysis.

Location

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Start Date

6-5-2006 2:00 PM

End Date

6-5-2006 3:30 PM

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GWiz.. that was fast: Motion Activated G force meter

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

The main use of GWiz is to fulfill a parents' desire to have piece of mind. Automobiles today are capable of producing high speeds with incredible amounts of acceleration, and in the hands of a young and/or irresponsible driver, they can become deadly weapons. The GWiz is a device that is installed within and powered by a car to monitor longitudinal and lateral acceleration forces within a vehicle. The device saves an hour worth of acceleration data (into three banks of SPI memory), which can later be transferred to a computer (through serial communication protocols) and displayed in graphical format. This data is preconditioned with circuitry to conform to the limits of the ADC included within the 8051microcontroller and is then parsed accordingly to be interpreted through an Excel worksheet program. The GWiz has been calibrated to sense accelerations on the order of 1/128th the acceleration caused by gravity. Demonstrations will include real time data acquisition and graphical analysis.