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Greg_e
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just got done building a cheap programmable sequential shift light for my race bike. It's built in the designer's shape but since it is open source and open hardware, I may design new circuit boards and change it in the future.

http://www.minigp-racing.com/joomla1/index.php/tec hnical-info/technical-articles/62-shift-light-and- tachometer-part1
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Pwnzor
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 07:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dude... that thing is cooler than penguin feet.
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Greg_e
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, and I'm not sure why it isn't more popular with the ricer crowd. Only thing I can think of is that they are spending the money on racing level electronic information systems like you see on some Karts and things like F1 and Indy cars.
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Skntpig
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 03:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wait...What!!

I agree. Wicked cool. Letís see this mounted on your race bike. I can think of many vehicles that needs this. Can you order a kit assembled that just plugs into the strip you choose and then into the bike or car?
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Skntpig
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 03:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just found the link. Looks great! Thanks for sharing.
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Malott442
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I want to put one on my ebr
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Greg_e
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think the flexible rubber coated version of the LEDs would be good for things that have a decent cluster. Just stick them on and run the wires to wherever you can hide the control box.

Anything with a modern ECU should have a nice clean tach. signal, should be easy to integrate.

Wish this had been done before it got cold, probably going to be until March before I can get this on the KAYO and get it working.

One note for those that might build one... You won't need the encoder connected after you get it set up. There really isn't much that you'd need to change once you are somewhat happy with the colors, rpms, and pattern. I really should have left my encoder off the board and only pushed it in place when I needed to change something. It's not like your rpm limits really change much, redline is still redline and you'll probably want to shift before you hit the limiter because you'll be down on power by that point. Maybe solder in some headers and put the encoder on a cable that plugs in for those few times you want to change something.
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Shoggin
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 08:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Please please please make a few to sell to us lowly plebs that don't understand the mysterious and dangerous electrons!
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Greg_e
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would need to make the test waveform generator first. Not opposed to soldering a few kits. The developer does have them on eBay, though kind of a lot compared to the parts. Still cheaper than other products that do a similar task though.

Everything is through hole, and the directions are really good, it's really pretty easy to solder. Lots of good info at places like adafruit and sparkfun, I'm sure both will have a good basic soldering kit.
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Greg_e
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13086

https://www.adafruit.com/product/136

https://www.jameco.com/z/JVP250-Deluxe-Electronics -Soldering-Kit_2245562.html

The last one needs decent solder, suggest Kester brand with activated flux core.
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Greg_e
Posted on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

To sort of keep this alive, I bought a waveform generator kit from Sparkfun. It allows you to program a custom waveform, hoping this will let me build the circuits I need to work on the KAYO so that when it gets warm, I can just plug it in and go. Hoping the kit will arrive soon so I can get testing.

In regards to kits, I saw an oscope kit on banggood for around $30, this would be plenty good enough for common automotive stuff like check the cps on our older Buells to see if it is failing. I might buy one of these to play with, I don't get to do a lot of this type of thing at work anymore.

(Message edited by greg_e on December 09, 2017)
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