I'm interested in digitally recording the motion of a car for the
purpose of a 3D animation. It's a hobby project, so my budget is
limited to around $200 Australian. I don't imagine there would be
existing commercial solutions in that price range, but I'm open to
suggestions. I would like to be able to know the position of the car's
chassis in three dimensions, sampling data at least ten times per
second. The recordings themselves will be a few minutes long at most.
The car will be driving in a relatively flat, open and limited area.
At present, my best idea involves three triaxial accelerometers and
microprocessors connected to a notebook PC using a serial interface
(the notebook is not included in the budget of course). My knowledge
of electronics is very basic but I have friends who can help me with
the design and construction of circuits.
All help is greatly appreciated.