Microcontroller selection help for bluetooth accelerometer

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Griffin Rowell, May 24, 2015.

  1. Griffin Rowell

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 24, 2015
    Hi all,

    I am new to the board and to working with microcontrollers. I used one about 8 years ago that I programmed with tiny basic, and it was already purchased when I started using it.

    The project I am getting started on is an accelerometer able to send data to android via bluetooth. I would like it to be as small and light as possible. So far my searches have brought me to the Clicker 2 PIC18FJ. It looks very easy to assemble using their mikrobus modules. Unfortunately it's a little bulkier than I would like. The Arduino Teensy 3.1 looks promising and would probably be cheaper. If I got this one I would use the BLE nano and MMA8452Q Accelerometer. Right now I am leaning toward the arduino, but would like some input on the merits of each. Recommendations for other controllers would also be welcome. Thank you for any help. I am really excited to get back into electronics after a long hiatus.