I was hoping you the group can give me some guidance on which of sensor would be most suitable for my soccer passing/target project, which I am designing for my children?
The crux of the project is, can I detect when a soccer ball hits a upright board (one sided) with a sensor? (The board will be approximately 1000mm x 500mm ).
How hard it hits the board isn't really important... just detecting that the ball hit it.
I was thinking accelerometers/vibration sensor, or a pressure sensor? Or even I’ve seen people taking about microphones. So not really sure which way to go. Hence the post!!
Thanks for reading!
Please find my project idea below -
A Free standing, upright board, with a LED light embedded or on top/bottom of it (Light can be Red, yellow, green colour)
When board is hit with a ball, light comes on. When hit again - goes off.
The coach, remotely turns on the board LED... at which point the player can hit the board with the ball and turn it off.
Have multiple boards combined together side by side, to make a 'Target Wall' or arena (e.g. in Hexagon shape).
Remotely/randomly/pre-programmed Green, Red and yellow lights come on.
Player tries to hit Green, yellow lights and avoid red lights in a specific time period.
A count is kept of green lights hit, and red lights hit (and yellow).
A score is given after X seconds based on the number of lights the player hit. Green = positive, Red = negative