brian_dnfr Posted July 5, 2009 Share Posted July 5, 2009 GPS and motorcycling is a great combination. It's new and I need some synergy to get some projects going and I'm always amazed at the great ideas in the Hak5 shows. Especially the way they use their brains before their money. Some ideas that I would like to see come together in a useable form would be GPS, Engine sensors, lean angle recording, and one of the most perplexing things being able to capture video of your ride that has a wide clear view and conveys the feeling you felt on the ride to the viewer. The best video I have seen is MotoGp where they have about 6 cameras mounted to the bikes and a lean and gear shift position indicator along with the tachometer and speedo. This gives the viewer a sense of how hard the rider is working to keep the engine in the power band ( right near the red line at all times ) and shifting his body weight, if your a rider you can find yourself leaning and shifting along with the video. Though for the average rider this system would not produce watch-able results because normal roads aren't that smooth and you need the fixed tripod long shot to convey the action. The main problem is vibration and location. Helmet cams and bike cams tend to be bouncy and the view is very limited. I have thought about a glider cam that would be tethered to the bike giving the ability to fly off the back of the bike and break left or right to give a view of the bike and the terrain. A computerized tether to launch the glider would be the first thing to do, then a system for stability a combination a vibration dampening materials, gyroscopic stabilization, and air stabilization. My thought would be to look carefully at the refueling system used for in flight aircraft refueling. It has a stabilized design that can also be manipulated up down side to side. Sort of a funny looking parachute type end that has fins that when adjusted create movement. So then on the bike we would need a a video recording system that could also capture GPS coordinates, Speed, Tachometer, lean angle, braking, gear. Kind of the ultimate black box for a motorcycle. I know allot of the elements are already available or can be produced with a bit of skill. To date no one has put it all together in a DIY project. Doe's anybody have any interest in pursuing this idea? Brian Donofro Auburn New York Links to related devices tech Dealer in great quality Motorcycle GPS Mapping and much more http://www.touratech-usa.com/ Garmin manufacturers of GPS http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp A site with GPS data files for great motorcycle roads http://www.motorcycleroads.us/ Air to air refueling system images http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&...sa=N&tab=wi Google results for motorcycle specific cameras http://www.google.com/search?client=safari...-8&oe=UTF-8 A helmet cam company http://www.aimsports.com/store/index.php?c...3ba5f2e8ee4d595 Images of gyroscopic image stabilization http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&...sa=N&tab=wi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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