Rugby Training Project

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Jamie Hodnett, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Jamie Hodnett

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 8, 2011

    I'm doing a project that allows me to measure the speed at which a rugby player can push the following piece of equipment:

    I'm wondering what would be the best way to do this?
    How would the acquired data then be projected onto a big screen?

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  2. elec_mech

    Senior Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hi Jamie,

    Welcome to AAC!

    Some questions:

    One could time the user over a set distance to get speed. For example, if every user must push this from point A to point B and the distance from A to B is always X feet, then all you need a timer circuit - for all intents and purposes a stopwatch-like circuit.

    Is the distance the same every time or will change every time? If the latter, you'll need a way to measure distance and will probably need to look into using a microcontroller. If you want to display speed as something like feet per minute, then you'll definitely need a microcontroller.

    What do you mean by big screen? Do you mean a large display you'll build yourself or something else?