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Motorcycle Data App

Motorcycle Data App © GPL3+

Learn from your ride like a pro! Motorcycle race teams have used IMU data for years, with RideData+Arduino it's easy for you to do the same.

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Components and supplies

Apps and online services

RideData Arduino IMU
App and Sketch go together.

About this project

RideData helps you record IMU or "gravity data" from your motorcycle or high performance vehicle. The app displays the data back so you can analyze how hard you were accelerating, turning, stopping or whatever you were doing. The IMU data can be used to learn more about your riding style and also has a companion website, RideData.net so you can view the data on your computer instead of just a mobile device. 

I started this app to learn more about my sport bike and riding style, pro motorcycle racers use IMU data and it sounded like a cool idea so I started coding. I'm looking for different hardware to support in the app soon. 

To get started download the app for free on Google Play

To follow along exactly you'll need an Arduino Uno and Grove plugins: IMU and Bluetooth.

We used: 

Bluetooth Shield V2

SKU: 113030019

from seeedstudio.com

and

Grove - IMU 10DOF

SKU: 101020079

as well as a standard Arduino UNO


RideData.net has the most details

Next download the Arduino IDE program

video capture of making Arduino Uno with IMU and Bluetooth ready for the RideData app.

Download the RideData Sketch from GitHub 

Connect the three pieces together. With the Bluetooth Shield fitting over the Uno and plugging the IMU into the blue tooth shield as shown

Follow the Github instructions to install the libraries and upload the Arduino sketch.

Pair your phone from the settings screen in the app.

Mount the Arduino as close to the center of the motorcycle as possible for best readings.

Code

Arduino Sketch for RideData IMU app
Upload this sketch onto your Arduino Uno, download the app and pair the two.

Schematics

Arduino Schematic

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