I'm working on a project where I need to record accelerometer and gyroscope data (to be accessed on a computer later), as well as use the accelerometer to trigger a motor at a certain point. I'm not too worried about coding it, except I need to know if that is possible with an arduino. I am also not very knowledgeable on hardware.
For the hardware I was looking at, I was planning on getting the IMU Digital Combo Board - ITG3200/ADXL345 to serve as my accelerometer and gyroscope SparkFun 6 Degrees of Freedom IMU Digital Combo Board - ITG3200/ADXL345 - SEN-10121 - SparkFun Electronics.
For the motor, I want to use this small 5v solenoid Solenoid - 5V (Small) - ROB-11015 - SparkFun Electronics.
I was thinking of using the Arduino Uno as my board but if there's a smaller option, I would prefer it. I have no idea what to use for a lightweight power source. As far as I have read, the motor requires its own power supply and a transistor to trigger it, although I have no idea how to connect that to the Arduino. The whole system only needs to operate for about a minute or two so a low capacity power supply could probably be an option if it is smaller.
Any information or guidance would be greatly appreciated!!! If you need any additional information, just ask.