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  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    ok! :eek1

    What kind of connection is the data cable? Maybe you go with an 1828 and 2266 on this page. THey are somewhat more common, and at are what's used on Goldwings.

    EDIT: http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/parts/dinconn.html.
  2. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Can you link those up so I can see them. As you can imagine a google search on a 4 digit number didn't get me far.

    The connector you see is this. The other end will have two USB ends. One female mini USB for source power and the other end male micro USB for the phone. The mini USB will plug into a Garmin Nuvi power supply, they are cheap, easy to find 12-24VDC to 5VDC converters running at 1.5A. Perfect for our needs. That runs into the box and splits, 5VDC goes right into the cable that goes to the phone, the other split goes to a transformer and steps it down to 3.3VDC to power the micro controller and other electronics. A standard USB signal along with the 5VDC goes to the phone which takes care of the rest. I'll be making the cables by hand which is why I went with putting the power junction in the box. It's water tight so its pretty easy comparatively. I don't really know anything about doing any of this though. I'm just playing it by :ear.
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    mmm, ok. 10-4. wiring up like that.... that's great! For mounting to the bike, you could always go with a hole spacing for the RAM ball on the cover. May not get the remote close to the fingers, but I suppose stopping isn't out of the question.:deal for a turnkey solution, use the U-bolts like RAM does to get around the bars to a mounting plate that would secure the box to the handle bars. Something removable....

    Can't be more than a few oz's right? the complete box.
  4. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    It will be light. My ABS prototype weighs almost nothing and its 50% thicker than the aluminum version. It's pretty small, like I said the longest dimension you see is about 2 inches.

    I want to mount my box to the left mirror mount. That will work for a lot of people. RAM is another solution I've considered. I don't want that but other will like it. It's small enough that a standard ram threads won't fit. I might need to make a custom back with the ball built in.
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    The majority of the cost for prototyping will be in the toolpath creation. When you find someone, ask if you can buy the toolpath, so if you goto another place you can hand over that file too, and save you alot of time and money in the future. Not always possible, that's where they make most of their money, but worth axin.

    a few links maybe worth checking out.... well, one anyway. I don't know where my others are. I hope I didn't loose them.

    How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily)
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    I have a buddy with a manual 3-axis, could get you some prototype parts for cheap or free, but it won't be quick. He's backed up this week and the next.
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    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    SolidWorks doesn't do that? There is not doubt an opensource package for that. Skeinforge comes to mind...
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    if it's light & you have enuf surface area, might velcro work?

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    or just an adapter plate available for those....
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    hadn't seen that, thanks.
  11. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    That's an interesting idea. I wonder if there is a harsh environment version of hook and loop? We definitely do not want metal box with a cable coming out the side swinging off your bars and into the front wheel, but if cable is wip tied down so there is little or no slack the odds of it going anywhere seem slim.
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    Google "3M Dual Lock" :thumb
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    Wow, the remote is looking great!

    I've done a ton of seaching for miniature connectors of this type for my own project. Are you sure you can get that particular connector from Binder? They show a stock of 0. I ordered some similar connectors from them, and ran their stock from 3 down to 0. They have not replaced that stock in the 6 months that have past. Maybe you already have, but you might check if you can actually get that connector without some crazy minimum order of 1000 units.

    It seems you need a 6 pin connector (two for power in, two for power out, and two for USB data). The power grounds could be shared, getting you down to only 5 pins. Binder makes a nice 6-pin M8 IP67 connector that I've used, but it's down to 0 stock. Some other possible sources for similar miniature connectors:
    http://www.turck-usa.com/Products/Connectivity/
    http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=53M5084&CMP=AFC-OP&CMP=AFC-OP
    http://www.finecables.com/en/ProductsListC.asp?id=249&Aid=251&Bid=306
    http://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogUSD/641/1295.pdf
    http://www.phoenixcontact.com/industrial-connectors/37844_52624.htm
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    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Theoretically, I only need 4 connectors because the 5VDC and the ground can be shared. I have not sourced the connectors yet but I will. Thats funny that they are out of stock because I swear they had stock the other day. Arg.. I can find something no doubt.
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    CoDawg HP c.180

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    we used mouser for all our parts. Forgot about them. Almost always in stock with good pricing and shipping.
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    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    I like this because its very low profile on the inside. [​IMG] It is in stock with 4 and 5 conductors.

    Could a generic mount that just presents a small flat surface to Dual Grip to be fashioned then? We can all figure out how to clamp something to our bars. Something like this perhaps (not to scale).
    [​IMG]

    I forgot to post this yesterday I think. This is the back plate with the electronics. Those screw holes are for hooking some kind of rubber band or fine cable to hold the electronics fast.

    [​IMG]
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    zip tie the cable & http://www.velcro.com/index.php?page=consumer-products-adhesive-backed-extreme

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  19. CoDawg

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    Maybe something low cost that exists already can be adapted?

    Super universal, super cheap, quick release, 0.6" wide. Just replace cylindrical piece with your remote. $1.22 ea qty 10+, no tax, free shipping (slow delivery):
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/univer...-mount-for-flashlights-2-3-2cm-diameter-44318

    Aluminum, $5.39 ea qty 10+:
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/bicycle-bike-handlebar-mount-for-camera-black-69116

    Speaking of velcro, $1.69 ea qty 10:
    [​IMG]
    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/univer...-mount-for-flashlights-2cm-4cm-diameter-31871

    Others, search "bicycle mount":
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    What about just a hose clamp?