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A USPS parcel arrived through the letterbox today, and inside it was this: A nice little red box - nice touch And what was inside the box? These two fellas. The electric Imp breakout and the electric Imp itself. So, off I went, happy that I had something to work on - plugged it in and...   A torrent of colours exploded from the side of the card!   Eeeeh - no. Nothing happened.   I thought initially that the card/breakout was broken - however, reading the manual (like a ...
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RTC: App Progress

Posted by quisss Feb 26, 2015
This post is going to be fairly short as I haven't made a ton of observable progress, but lets see what I have done.   I have been working to make the RTC app functional, and I am almost to the point where it is usable. It should be completed within the week. As for the actual RTC wearable units and communications rig, the housings are currently being printed. I would have liked to have these printed a couple weeks ago, but every single 3D printer on Purdue's campus is either closed or out ...
(Complete list of all blog entries in this series) Maybe you followed what I did write so far. If this is so, you might remember by article about the head injury criterion. There I explained how the car industry determines how severe a head impact is. One of the important part in that calculations is that only the total acceleration is needed, but not the single axes. That means I need to combine, for each reading I take from the accelerometer, all the values into the norm of the acceleration ...
(Complete list of all blog entries in this series) So this was a longer break, but the skiing vacation was really needed. Since I could not take my ADXL375 with me (though it arrived 2 days before I left) I tried to have some measurements. I was especially interested in getting some data about accelerations that happen during normal (downhill) skiing, and maybe compare them with what happens when I would fall down. So I looked through the apps that are available on Android for measuring accele ...
Hello Everyone, here I am back with another update on my "Wearable Sudden Impact and Health Monitor" project.  After receiving the materials and playing a little with the Analog Devices ADXL362 and ADXL375 evaluation kits, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I started to work on my project.  So I took the Analog Devices module EVAL-ADXL375Z and I connected it through SPI interface to an Arduino nano board.  Here is a picture of the setup:     The ADXL375 modules ...
<< Previous Post Table of Contents Next Post >> In my Previous Post , I have shared interfacing of ADXL375 High g Accelerometer with CC3200 LaunchPad.   In this post, I am sharing Interfacing of ADT7320 Temperature sensor with CC3200 LaunchPad and Body temperature measurement with ADT7320. ADT7320 is High resolution Temperature sensor (Resolution 0.0625°C/LSB in 13bit and 0.0078°C/LSB in 16bit mode). Maximum Temperature measurement range is −20°C to ...
<< Previous Post Table of Contents Next Post >>   In my Previous Post , I have discussed Interfacing TMP006 contact less temperature sensor with CC3200 Launch Pad.... In this week I have received all Kits from ADI as part of this design challenge...   Today, I am sharing interfacing of ADXL375 +-200g Accelerometer with CC3200 LaunchPad, Using the same code you can Interface ADXL375 with Arduino or MSP430.... etc using Arduino or Energia or any uc Supporting Arduino like ...
The Sudden Impact Challenge is running from December 1 to May 8th 2015. Previous Activity: Blog Summary #000 : Sudden Impact Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #001 : Sudden Impact Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #002 : Sudden Impact Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #003 : Sudden Impact Challenge 2014 Current Activity: Blog Summary #005 : Sudden Impact Challenge 2014   Name Super Awesome Blog Time Joshua Bayfield A small update which may be a big issue SFH: Week 4 - The Tektronix TBS1202B-EDU SFH ...
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RTC: Steady progress

Posted by quisss Feb 8, 2015
Hello all. Its been a little while since I last posted, but I was waiting for a major milestone; however, I have come to realize that this project will be made up of many smaller milestones. Needless to say, this update is going to cover a lot.   I would like to give a quick intro again to my angle approaching this competition. I have designed everything in this competition with three things in mind: is it cheap, is it easy to build, would an athlete actually wear it. Having been a broke a ...
Here is another update on my wearable sudden impact and health monitor project.  The box with the materials for this challenge came; thank you Analog Devices, Tektronix, and Electrolube.     I was very excited, so I opened the box, I took out the contents, and I put them on the floor for a “group” picture.     I was taking pictures admiring all the evaluation modules and thinking which one to start with first, until the dog found me and I had to quickly ...
Its been a while since my last update. In this time I have received the contest kit, which I will outline below, and outline a basic approach to move forward taking into account the short period of time left for this project. There has also been some analysis done on data rates and possible data representation for end users.   Kit Outline Looking over the system there was a clear need for a single wireless connection that could handle all the data. A quick calculation was done to determin ...
Yes, it says Week 6, no, we did not time travel - I am just making up for some missed updates.   We have hit another roadblock - my Velleman K8200 does not work, so no more printed enclosure. Anyway, while we wait for some of the last parts to arrive, I have been working like mad on the app for SFH. I finally have something to show you. I am aware that the app is only laid out to support one uniform node - I plan to implement multiple nodes later. Note the values on the "Overview" sc ...