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GPS HUD for Snowmobile/Motorcycle Helmet

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The main idea of this project was to be able to "low jack" myself and be able to see what trails I had traveled on in the winter snowmobiling season, then take that data and lay it over a google map to see the detailed lay of the trails and what cities were near the trails that I was not aware of.  This is my first Instructable and would really like to publish this for the final part of my class project so that I may graduate from college this spring.
 
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Step 1: The components

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The components, I chose the following components for their high reliability and ease of use.
Otter Box 1000 Clear case - Strong and watertight
Parallax Micro controller - Easy to program (took an entire quarter of programing this in College)
GPS Module - Easy to obtain Latitude and Longitude from this device to "plot points"
Parallax Micro SD reader - Write data to Micro SD Card for easier upload to computer
OLED Screen - Easy to program to inverted images( explained further in following steps)
Eprom module - required to program the micro controller
A to D converter - Take the analog signal from the temperature sensor and make it digital so the micro controller can process it
LM34 Temperature Sensor - Gives reliable data to AtoD converter to display exterior and body temperature 
Lastly the Radio shack 371 hole PCB

Step 2:

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The layout:
I did some work before I received all the components to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible during the soldering stage.
Here is a picture of the board after assembly to show why careful planning was need to make the best use of space.
tejhummer2 years ago
Where idi you get the OLED screen. Great project!
tejhummer2 years ago
Where did you get the OLED Screen? GREAT PROJECT!!!!!
Robot Lover2 years ago
Great project! Although if you used an arduino there would be no need for an anolog to digital converter!
absolutely brilliant circuit!!!! is there any way you could mail me the complete build-all of this? would love to see it work :) my e-mail id is : "vishal260191@gmail.com"
Evan20103 years ago
Also what is the cost to make everything?
c-bryan.1 (author)  Evan20103 years ago
without the temperature sensors you are looking at about 75-90 dollars, depend on the case you find.
Evan20103 years ago
Any way to do it without the temperature sensors? Very cool idea might make one because I do a lot of motorcycle trail riding.
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