Title

The Wonderlic Motion Contraption –– Exercise Repetition Counter

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

Imagine doing an exercise without having to remember how many repetitions you have done. Are you curious to know? There is a device called the exercise repetition counter brought to you by the fantastic four University of the Pacific students whose background are in Computer, Electrical, and Engineering Physics. Now you can exercise, while you enjoy your music and do the correct amount of rep counts and have a device keep track. How can this be possible? Researching materials and ideas for the device took about two weeks, while purchasing and testing took another four to six weeks. The group had to figure out methods to alert, display values, detect motion, while being affordable, efficient (low battery consumption), and simple to use. Here is some technical information for the tech junkies. The device uses infrared motion sensor (Sharp GP2Y0D340K) to monitor body movement, i.e. arms, legs, etc. The brain of the device is a PIC18F2455 microcontroller which controls the entire device. A Samsung disk coin- type vibration motor is to alert the user that they have completed the repetitions. A Newhaven LCD is used to output the visual display. There are resistors, voltage regulators, 9V battery, push buttons, transistor, and an oscillator to control the clock speed of the device. Want to simplify your exercise routine or want to know more details about the device? Just stop on by our booth and test it out for yourself.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2009 2:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2009 3:30 PM

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The Wonderlic Motion Contraption –– Exercise Repetition Counter

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Imagine doing an exercise without having to remember how many repetitions you have done. Are you curious to know? There is a device called the exercise repetition counter brought to you by the fantastic four University of the Pacific students whose background are in Computer, Electrical, and Engineering Physics. Now you can exercise, while you enjoy your music and do the correct amount of rep counts and have a device keep track. How can this be possible? Researching materials and ideas for the device took about two weeks, while purchasing and testing took another four to six weeks. The group had to figure out methods to alert, display values, detect motion, while being affordable, efficient (low battery consumption), and simple to use. Here is some technical information for the tech junkies. The device uses infrared motion sensor (Sharp GP2Y0D340K) to monitor body movement, i.e. arms, legs, etc. The brain of the device is a PIC18F2455 microcontroller which controls the entire device. A Samsung disk coin- type vibration motor is to alert the user that they have completed the repetitions. A Newhaven LCD is used to output the visual display. There are resistors, voltage regulators, 9V battery, push buttons, transistor, and an oscillator to control the clock speed of the device. Want to simplify your exercise routine or want to know more details about the device? Just stop on by our booth and test it out for yourself.