I would like to use an Arduino Uno in order to have it record accelerometer data that will be placed inside the back of a semi-trailer from a truck. This info will be used for my group's mechanical engineering senior design project. If anyone could please help me with the following questions and/or post resources in which I can learn and study from, that will GREATLY be appreciated!
So here are my questions regarding this project:
- Will an accelerometer such as this one suffice?
And where can I best learn on how to read and record data from it, for hours on end?
- How can I learn to save the data? I heard that I need to use an SD card shield such as this one:
How can have the arduino read the live data from the accelerometer, and save it in a text file, or CSV and such?
- Will a USB power bank such as
http://www.amazon.com/iXCC-8000mAh-Power-Bank-Smartphones/dp/B017JL7DI4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453515651&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+power+bank be enough to supply the arduino power for hours? And if so, how many?
Thank you all very much for your help and support!