Thursday, December 26, 2013

Video: Punch Sensor Prototype

For this entry, I built and tested a prototype punch sensor using an array of piezoelectric transducers and an Arduino Uno board.  The build itself was problematic and erratic, but I was able to determine it is possible to measure both the momentum and energy of a punch with a piezoelectric transducer array.

For the Arduino board, I used the standard Firmata software, with the delay time reduced to one millisecond.  For the GUI, I wrote a simple graphing program using the processing platform.