iPad sensor data telemetry

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  1. Giovanni LiCalsi

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    Hello,
    I'm a newbie on this forum and searching for information on how I can use my iPhone as a dashboard on my electric
    motor bicycle. I would like to have wireless telemetry for temperature, voltage and speed.
    Thank you,
    Giovanni
     
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    I saw a gadget for some cars advertised once (plugged into the car's computer), but nothing for a motorbike.

    Your best bet would be to look on forums for the motorbike, or the manufacturer's site, to see if they've got anything. It is highly unlikely you'll find anything generic, given there is (as far as I know) no standard computer interface for motorbikes, even electric ones.

    At any rate, let us know what manufacturer and model the bike is, just in case someone here does have the same bike and has a solution for you.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Giovanni LiCalsi

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    Thank you for your reply.
    I am custom building an electric bicycle.
    There are some EV bicycles and motorcycles that have iPhone telemetry but haven't found anything for the DIY builders.
    The Flykly EV bicycle has the best example.
    The only thing that I have found is the Spektrum STI telemetry system. I can put together this for around $200.00.
     
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    If you tied your sensors together with a Raspberry Pi (small cheap computer on a board), you could use it's bluetooth to communicate with the phone; but you'd have to write your own app; which will need a paid developer account and a Mac. All of which means quite a bit more time and money invested.

    None of which I have the expertise to actually do myself. Though I could probably learn it if I wanted it bad enough.
     
  5. Giovanni LiCalsi

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    This may seem laughable but what if I use one iPhone in the bicycle frame with sensors and one at the handlebars. Would it be easier to
    accomplish a data screen?
    I am also contacting Curtis EV motor controls to ask if their electronic speed controller will
    communicate to with an iPhone.
    Thanks
     
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    Seems like it would be easier to extend the sensor leeds than try to use two iPhones. Unless you intend to hack the iPhone's hardware. In that case the Raspberry Pi I mentioned would be far easier, as it's designed with that kind of thing in mind. Cheaper too.

    Besides, you would still need to write an app to communicate between them. There is no way to just echo stuff from one iPhone's screen to another.
     
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    I did a little Googling on your project, for the heck of it, and found this:

    Scooterputer

    It does not involve an iPhone, but seems pretty close to what you're going for, so maybe there are some ideas you can use.
     
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    Amazing build!
    Too much of a project for me.
    I guess I will have to wait for someone to develop the EV dashboard using an iPhone.
    Thank you so much!
     
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    Hi Giovanni and welcome to the Forum!

    This has been quite the interesting read!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
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    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
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    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
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    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
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    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     
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    No problem. Keep an eye out. You never know what might pop up.

    In the mean time you can get some of what you want, speed and GPS stuff, with a normal navigation or bicycle app. There are tons of these.
     

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