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post #1 of 11 Old 02-03-2015, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Gas Gauge Plus

This started out as just a gas gauge, but I've since added more features.




Displayed on the top row (left to right):

Ambient Temperature
Speed (in miles per hour)
Time


On the bottom row, also left to right:

Gas Quantity (gallons and tenths)
Gear Indicator (currently in neutral)
Trip Odometer/Range (miles left to go on available gas)

It's hard to see in the picture, but there is a push button on the left side of the housing. Pressing it toggles the trip odometer/range function. When the tank is filled, the trip odometer automatically resets to zero. It can be set to any number manually if desired.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-03-2015, 09:29 PM
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That's cool.

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-03-2015, 09:52 PM
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Very interesting! How is it sensing the amount of gas?
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-04-2015, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys!

The amount of gas is determined with a pressure sensor.






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post #5 of 11 Old 02-04-2015, 05:48 PM
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Fancy stuff very nice. Working on any other projects for the bike?


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post #6 of 11 Old 02-05-2015, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Fancy stuff very nice. Working on any other projects for the bike?


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Thanks. I think I'm pretty much done now.


Here's some of the (mostly electronic) stuff that's on the bike now besides the gas gauge gizmo:

Automatic canceling turn signals
Headlight modulator (home made to federal specs)
Automatic chain oiler (modifies drip rate according to temperature)
Cruise control (Rostra electronic)
Chargalert (voltage monitor)

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post #7 of 11 Old 08-07-2015, 07:17 PM
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Holy cow, Ranger Ron. That's pure genius. I don't get enough time to play around on the boards, so I'm just now seeing this. You need to market that sucker! As I've seen somewhere online before, "shut up and take my money!"
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-15-2015, 07:52 PM
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That is extremely impressive! I'd love to learn more about how you did it.
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-17-2015, 01:04 PM
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That gas gauge and automatic chain oiler interest me. Is any of those available online or you've created them? I'd buy those two....

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-17-2015, 02:24 PM
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Ranger Ron hasn't posted here for several months or on another forum where he's shown his work.

He built these himself. He uses a microprocessor.

You can do the same thing with an Arduino which will help with the power supply, I/O, development environment on your PC to write programs, and (last but not least) forums to help sort out the code running on the Arduino and the circuits connected to it.
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