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post #1 of 26 Old 07-06-2019, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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arduino cruise control

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I have been a proud ovner of 2014 dl1000 and I did over 60K km during that time.
But I noticed two mayor problems. One is power but for now i dont have a solution for this one. The other is lack of cruise control on that long highway rides towards the more interesting parts of the world. And the throtle lock just was not it.
So i said to myself how hard can it be?
Turns out kind of hard. With no education in electronics or programing i was a intersting work.
Arduino, rc model servo, couple more parts and i came up with a working prototype.
For now i cant post any pics or links to a short test but if you have any questions fire away.
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post #2 of 26 Old 07-06-2019, 06:51 AM
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That's pretty interesting, but why not just slap a Rostra electronic cruise on it for about $200?
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I love this sort of DIY stuff, especially since I'm not an electronics guy and it's like Sanskrit to me.
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The rosta is not 200$.
Its 200$ for a control module, 200+$ for serwomotor to operate the throttle, 80$ for buttons to operate the module and some aditional parts.
If it was 200$ i would have bougth it already and didnt bother.
And by the way mine is smaller
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post #5 of 26 Old 07-06-2019, 10:39 AM
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Reinventing the wheel? Great exercise in search for knowledge.
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post #6 of 26 Old 07-06-2019, 01:13 PM
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Awesome job. I'm guessing you need an accelerometer to since the speed changes and feed that to the servo to adjust the throttle. I'd probably add in a resister on a set screw for the sensitivity so its easily adjustable. Arduino is awesome and I'm sure you feel the reward of your efforts thus far.

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post #7 of 26 Old 07-06-2019, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Im not using an accelerometr. I use PID algorythm to controll the speed. Dilaing in the PID was somwhat timeconsuming. Testride, changing the code, uploading, testride, and so on and so on. Reading the abs wheel speed sensor wast the most chalanging part. And about reinveting the wheel. Maybe so.
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post #8 of 26 Old 07-07-2019, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Here is the video of my latest test ride.
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post #9 of 26 Old 07-07-2019, 09:13 AM
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Shoot, I thought I was a "bada$$" when I started on a chain oiler using an attiny85 and a surplus windshield washer pump. This looks much more interesting. At least I completed a brake light blinker that I never installed but it used a 555 timer chip.
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post #10 of 26 Old 07-07-2019, 12:14 PM
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Cool I hope you will share the knowledge. I like to tinker. Does it disengage when the brake or clutch is operated?

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