A cheap version of GPS for navigation on a bike..... Well Kinda
Step 1: The Idea
Firstly I would like to apologise for the images, (and my spelling) my camera is broken, so this is the webcam, lol.
I was on holiday by the seaside, and was looking round some shops; you know the ones which sell all the tourist junk.
I came across one of the "floating" compasses, if you have never seen one, look at the picture below, I wasn't thinking of an instructable when I was making this so there is only pictures of the finished product- sorry!
Basically it’s a sphere, which is filled with a fluid of some kind; inside the sphere is a hemisphere which is weighted at the bottom, and with compass markings on the top. There is probably a piece of magnetised metal inside too to actually make it point to north!
The idea of these is to be able to point to north no matter which way up the sphere is! they look quite freaky rolling across the table, because it doesn’t look like rolling!!
Right back on topic- I saw this and thought about using it on my bike, as it is able to always point north, unlike normal compass's which will only point north if they are perfectly flat.
Basically this instructable is about making a mount for this. I call it poor mans GPS, because if you have a map holder (a future project) then you can navigate!, lol, more of a gimmick than a necessity.