I am looking to start a project for recording the readings of 20+ strain gauges at at least 1kHz (Arduinos run at 10Hz sample rate, but each port or individual?), Ideally it would be able to run off a battery pack. This is my first project with an Arduino, but I am fairly comfortable with programming. I however am totally unfamiliar with the hardware.
So far what I have come up with in the list of in the way of requirements is.
SD Shield (Suggestions Appreciated)
Power Supply (Again Suggestions Appreciated)
-How does one create/modify programs on the chip (Inserting Files over USB?)
-Access from Ubuntu environment, is problematic?
-Any specifics one should know about building a case for it?
Any help would be appreciated. I have done some preliminary research, any any good guide referred will be read in depth.
Thank you for your time.