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Motorcycle Modification, what kind of data might I want? Answered

Hey all,

I'm working on a rather complicated modification on one of my motorcycles, and I think I might be using both a rasberry pi and an arduino to drive it. I intend to include some kind of display to use in selecting mod modes.

I don't think I'm going to use all of the processing power of either. Since I believe I'll have a digital display to show information to myself, I am wondering what kinds of data I might want to think about including on the screen when I'm not selecting a different mode.

I currently have a fuel gauge and a clock, a digital speedometer and a tachometer on my OEM cluster.

I was thinking that maybe Heading and or GPS location might be cool.
Maybe outside temperature?
Or connecting the system to my phone to transmit text/call information?

If I had data, maybe I could do something more complicated, but I only pay for text messaging because it's cheap. If I thought of something cool, I maybe would buy some data too.

Any ideas?

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cerberustugowar
cerberustugowar

8 years ago

don't know if it's possible as I have zero experience in Raspberry Pi or Arduino, but... maybe you could get a G meter so you can measure how much G force you might be experiencing. Possibly something for reading your throttle position sensor. Maybe a digital log book to keep track of your maintenance schedule. as steveastrouk said, tire pressures might be good. A resettable odometer might be good so you know how long since your last fill up, or maybe a program that you could punch in your current mileage, gasoline amount and price to calculate your mpg or km/L. My last idea is something that could control a video recording device.

I did a search for raspberry pi motorcycle and it seems like others have thought about it so you may be able to get first hand info from others out there.

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disturbed1035
disturbed1035

Answer 8 years ago

I wonder if it would be possible or useful to put a rear view camera on it? Maybe that would be too much of a distraction.

I never checked the web for Motorcycle Rasberry PI, I should have! Seems like a common trend.

Thanks for the ideas!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

Yes, a G meter would be pretty easy actually.

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disturbed1035
disturbed1035

Answer 8 years ago

No, it's a stock 2004 Honda Cbr600rr

I am thinking about adding some custom headlight fixtures, like Angel-Eyes and Projector bulbs, and the Audi style LED strip lighting, too.

I think it should be possible to control these using my Arduino/Rasberry-PI system, right?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

You can add all sorts of stuff. Use the Pi for the display functions and maths, and use an Arduino for data collection. You could look around and find a nice OLed screen with Pi drivers from someone or other.

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disturbed1035
disturbed1035

Answer 8 years ago

But what kinds of things might be interesting on the bike? I'm wondering what kinds of information I might want to have, if I can give it to myself. Stuff I might find useful riding.