HOW TO – Make your own G-force meter

Computers & Mobile Technology

Build your own dashboard G-meter using a PIC 18F452 microcontroller, a 20 MHz crystal, the ADXL320 Accelerometer, and a 7-Segment LED display.

Personal G-Force Meter [via]

2 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make your own G-force meter

  1. evilspoons says:

    If you have a Macintosh laptop that has a Sudden Motion Sensor, just install the program SeisMac and put the laptop on your passenger seat. The accelerometer in the Mac will do this for you, and even record the log.

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