This is my first post here in the forum. I am fairly new to the Arduino. I was wondering if the power consumption of the Arduino Uno is published anywhere?
I am working on a physics platform that will allow students to make measurements of accels, rotations, altitude and poistion.and then later to look at the data and understand the motion of objects.
I am planning to piggyback a GPS shield from Adafruit which consumes about 20 mA, the Ultimate GPS Logger and a 10-DOF board. I want the whole package to be portable and run for about 3 hours per day. I was thinking of also piggybacking the Adafruit powerboost shield for portable power. But I want the package to remain as light as possible mass-wise, and it looks the battery I use will contribute the most mass. So I want to keep it as small as I can get away with.
Will a 500mAh LiPo handle three ours of continuous operation or will I need more? Primary operation will be to poll the sensors, accels, gyros, pressure and GPS and then log the data to the sd card on the GPS shield during testing of things like RC cars, and water bottle rockets etc...
Thanks in advance.