Hello all, I am very new to Arduino, the language and the hardware needed with a project I would like to try. Any help is much appreciated.
I would like to measure the movement of a bar, then using this information calculate the speed, force, and similar measurements. I believe my project would best be suited for a string potentiometer, I would attach the string pot to the bar and once the bar is lifted, have the data sent to my computer for analyzing. I will attach the string pot to the bar with a clip or something similar. The bar should travel in one plane of motion (from ground up) with very little swaying front to back, I do not know that the swaying is important, but worth noting.
The string potentiometer I am looking at can be found here -
I believe I am suited for the ARDUINO STARTER KIT MULTI-LANGUAGE set, and I am hoping I can use a USB to get from the Arduino to my computer.
Before I start to think about coding and formulas, are there any other recommendations, hardware wise, that I would need or you would suggest?
Sorry for the long post, again I appreciate any input.