Personal G-Force Meter: Parts List

Current Part:

LM7805 5v Voltage Regulator
PIC 18F452 Microcontroller
Suction Cups
ADXL320 Accelerometer
9v Battery
Electrical Tape
7-Segment LEDs
E-Poxy Glue
Plastic Project Enclosure
Wirewrap Tool
Soldering Iron
20 MHz Crystal
SPST Switch

Parts List Details
           You may or may not be familiar with the parts above so a picture of each item has been included to help give you an idea of what they look like. I'll go through and explain the key parts below.

PIC 18F452
           The PIC will be the brains of this project. The A/D's on it will be used to take the data, then it will interpret that data and finally output it in a way we can understand on the 7-Segment LEDs. This whole process will be taken care of in the software.

ADXL320 Accelerometer
           This is the main sensor for this project. It detects accelerations or tilt and then outputs an analog value equivalent to the change. The datasheet for this device is very straight forward and should answer any lasting questions you might have about the sensor.

7-Segment LEDs
           The 7-Segment LED Displays will be used to output the measured g-force in the X.XX form where the X's will be numbers. The PIC will directly control the output shown on these dispalys.

20 MHz Crystal
           The speed of the processor will be set to 20 MHz for no other reason than that is the first crystal oscillator that I found when I was looking for parts. A 4 or 8 MHz oscillator could be used instead.