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Instrument Cluster Clock Gets The Show On The Road

While driving around one day, noticed that the numbers and dials on a speedometer would be a pretty great medium for a clock build. This was his first project using a microcontroller, and with no time to lose he got his hands on the instrument cluster from a Fiat and… 264 more words


DIY Speedometer.

Time for another update, and this time, I thought that I will share with you, my homemade speedometer. Using a photo-diode, a LED, a BC547-transistor, and a few resistors. 325 more words


GPS mobile apps

This week I have installed two apps from Windows Phone Store which are related to location/GPS.

FREE GPS Speedometer: I come to know about this kind of apps late. 204 more words

Mobile App

Repackaging the electronics

The next task on the road to an electronic speedometer in the original CB450 housing is to repackage the electronics.

I removed the original electro-mechanical speedometer/odometer/trip components from the internal mounting cage (I failed to take photos of this process) and lightly modified the cage so I could mount the electronics: 309 more words


Speedometer bench test revisited

With the speedometer functionality complete, it’s time to begin thinking about packing the system to fit into the original speedometer housing. Clearly the Arduino Uno R3 is too large, so I switched to an Arduino Mini which is virtually identical to the Uno R3, but in a physically smaller package. 119 more words


Electronic speedometer bench test

The GSX-R based front end is fantastic – it’s much stiffer, has vastly better damping and provides better brakes too.

But there’s a problem: the CB450¬†features a cable-driven speedometer, connected to a gearbox on the front wheel. 117 more words