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This series of blogs will cover the Konker Connection project as it progresses. This project is an entry in the IoT on Wheels Design Challenge - thanks to element14 and ST Microelectronics for selecting my proposal. I think my Konker Connection proposal is accessible here.

I'm sure this project will be lots of fun because I get to combine my love of riding motorcycles with my love of electronics. It is also going to be a great learning experience as I have never used Nucleo products before, I have never used LoRa radios before, and The fuel gauge I want to develop is not something that can be purchased - it will have to be developed from physics principles.

The kit just arrived, so here is an unboxing video which also covers some of the parts I have been purchasing to complete the system:

I also narrated a quick verbal description of the system features here:

The next steps will include:

  • getting the software development system working
  • research into my fuel gauge technology
  • design of the LCD and fuel gauge schematics and circuit card

I need to start thinking about packaging as well.

 

Project Links:

IoT On Wheels Design Challenge page

 

Subsequent blogs on this project:

The Konker Connection - Blog 2 - Fuel Sensor Concept

The Konker Connection - Blog 3 - GPS data

The Konker Connection - Blog 4 - Custom PCB

The Konker Connection - Blog 5 - First Program

The Konker Connection - Blog 6 - muddling along

The Konker Connection - Blog 7 - GPSWOX

The Konker Connection - Blog 8 - 1st LCD Test

The Konker Connection - Blog 9 - GPS Demo

The Konker Connection - Blog 10 - Dual LCD Demo

The Konker Connection - Blog 11 - GPS Clock & Position

The Konker Connection - Blog 12 - Mechanical Design

The Konker Connection - Blog 13 - System Assemby

The Konker Connection - Blog 14 - The Walk Around

The Konker Connection - Blog 15 - Micro Road Trip

The Konker Connection - Blog 16 - Wrap-up Discussion