Hi everybody. This is a project I was working on for a bit, but then I hit a road block and abandoned it for a while. I'd like to get a working prototype going, so any input on feasibility would be much appreciated! I'm still pretty new to Arduino, FYI.
In short, I would like to attach a sensor to a firearm and detect when the gun is fired. Kind of like an odometer for guns. What type of sensor would I need for this? I was trying to get it to work with an ADXL193 breakout from SparkFun, but I think that this sensor may have too wide of a range (+-250G) and too low sensitivity (8mV/G) for my requirements.
That is the basic function that I want, and possibly a calibration setting to avoid false values (i.e. dropping the gun). Ideally I would want to be able to attach it to guns of different calibers and calibrate it for that particular firearm.
Any tips? Thanks!