Consumer Electronics Design
A client needed a proof-of-concept design completed for patenting and investment purposes.
The design would be challenging. A very small, low-power unit needed to be embedded into a projectile in order to track both its speed and possible distance.
This device would be armed, fired, then interrogated using a small hand-held device (which we also designed).
Multiple field testing with prototype units and test equipment allowed for us to iterate towards the goal.
Drawing from our experience with both Microchip's ultra-low power microcontrollers and various accelerometers, we created a very tiny unit that met the objectives.
The design was powered off of a fishing bobber battery, and it was estimated to last for hundreds of uses before needing to be replaced.
Our client was very pleased with the results.