Microcontroller selection help for bluetooth accelerometer

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Griffin Rowell

Joined 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.