An automated baseball pitch counter with the help of a micro:bit.
As a baseball player you know that keeping a pitch count is vital to limiting a pitcher’s pitches and keeping their arm healthy. The duty is often relegated to one of the players or coaches on the bench. However, as humans, we all make mistakes and they often forget to count a pitch and therefore making the pitch count inaccurate. That’s why I decided to create an automatic pitch counter with my micro:bit. It uses an accelerometer to measure if a pitch is thrown and adds one to the amount of pitches thrown.
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