Personal G-Force Meter: Introduction

Project Info
Author: Chris
Difficulty: Medium
Time Invested: 6 Hours

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           After seeing so many applications using acceleromters making a simple project of my own with this cool sensor just seemed natural.
           The main application of the accelerometer is either for sensing tilt or sensing acceleration. For this application A G-Force meter for my car will be made to see how many "G's" I pull while driving.
           Below is an example of what the Personal G-Force Meter offers you and how it fits nicely right onto your dash. I put suction cups on it as well but they weren't necessary.

The Personal G-Force Meter

Purpose & Overview of this project
           The purpose of this project is to build a device that measures acceleration/tilt on one axis (backward/fordward) capable of fitting onto the dashboard or hanging onto the window of a standard car.
           The device will have 3 7-Segment LED Displays to show the instantaneous acceleration measurement to 2 decimal accuracy.