DIY Arduino-powered Go Kart speedometer and tachometer

In what can be described as a great use of the Arduino platform and a fascinating project, Arduino forum member “matclowes” has described his growing dashboard project for his go kart. After liberating a tacho and speedo from a motorcycle, they have been modified for use with the kart by having the needles set via PWM each from one Arduino – which receives pulses from the engine and rear gear sprocket sensors. As an Arduino calculates the RPM figures a “change up” LED has been fitted to aid driving performance and other indicators and functions will be added in the future.

Very well done, and shows what you can do with an Arduino and some spare time. For more information and discussion, login to the Arduino forum. And for more, we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you’re new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects – our Freetronics Eleven – the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: