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Community => Exhibition / Gallery => Topic started by: UnstableBoy on Jul 05, 2011, 05:00 am

Title: Moto-Shiftbrite motorcycle accent light project
Post by: UnstableBoy on Jul 05, 2011, 05:00 am
accent light project on my bike.
Random colors until the turn signal is activated then the lights on the correct side flash with the turn signal.

here is a video.  warning it is loud. I had to run the bike at a high idle becuase a: there is too much alternator noise causing flickering at idle, and its an old bike...  it keeps stalling unless it has been warmed up. (

it looks better in person, my little hand held cam doesn't get the exposure right.

parts list
10 shiftbrite modules from macetech
1 arduweeny from solorbotics
2 opto-isolators NTE3042
1 voltage regulator from pololu

this is the first version, so there is a definite to-do list.
1:the shiftbrites are running at 5v. need to add second regulator to bring them up to about 6-7v (recomended 5.5-9v)
2: lots of noise from the alternator and ignition system at idle, causing the lights to flicker and change colors. need a filter.
3: better color patterns. right now its just random.
4: better mounting postitions.  the ones in the engine area don't light up enough, need to move them/fabricate a mount.

code, wireing and pictures to follow.