Day: May 10, 2020

PCBWay Arduino Bicycle Odometer | Hackaday.io

In many vehicles, there are devices that calculate the distance traveled and are essential for presenting information to the driver.

Thus, through this information, it is possible to monitor the distance traveled between two points, for example, through the vehicle odometer.

For this project you’ll use the following components:

Therefore, through this article, we will teach you how to assemble your distance calculation device using the reed switch sensor.

The Project

The following project was created to calculate the traveled distance by the bicycle of the gym. 

In addition, you’ll learn how to create programming for the project.

This project has three functionalities:

  • Calculate the distance traveled by bicycle;
  • Device Startup Radius Configuration;
  • Adaptable to any bike.

To access these functionalities, the user will use the three buttons of the system. Each button has your functionality. In the system we have the following buttons:

  • Increment Button: It will be used
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Good, Better, Best: Reducing Your Transportation Carbon Footprint

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This is the first in a series of five articles that help you find ways to reduce your carbon footprint by changing your use of the main carbon culprits in the average American’s lifestyle.

It’s no secret that Americans love their cars. We drive more miles than any other nation — 30 percent more than second-place Canada. But all those miles on the road come with a high environmental price. The typical passenger vehicle emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.

Few of us are willing or able to give up our cars, but everyone can cut their transportation carbon. From reducing your carbon a little to a lot, here are some good, better, and best steps you can take.

Carbon Footprints

Because carbon dioxide emissions are a leading cause of climate change, measuring the amount of carbon dioxide released by a particular activity can

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Mechanics responding to many dead car batteries

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, OR SOAP AND WATER. HERE’S ANOTHER SIDE EFFECT OF STAYING HOME DURING THE OUTBREAK – DEAD CAR BATTERIES. MANY VEHICLES ARE SITTING IN DRIVEWAYS AND PARKING SPACES FOR DAYS ON END WITHOUT BEING DRIVEN. SO WHEN DRIVERS DO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL – THE JUICE JUST ISN’T THERE. TRYING TO GET EMERGENC SERVICE IS THE LAST THING YOU WANT WHEN YPOU’RE TRYING TO RUN AN ERRAND. SO TRIPLE A HAS SOME ADVICE…. “WHEN WE DONT DRIVE OUR VEHICLES ON A REGULAR BASES THEY FEEL NEGLECTED. BATTERIES CAN GET DISCHARGED, TIRES CAN GO FLAT.” <BUTTED TO> “I WOULD SUGGEST STARTING YOUR CAR AT A MINIMUM OF ONC A WEEK, MORE IS BETTER, AND TAKE IT FOR A 25, 30 MINUTE DRIVE.” TRIPLE A IS REMINDING DRIVERS TO REGULARLY GO OUT AND START THEIR VEHICL

Mechanics responding to many dead car batteries

Batteries not charging due to lack of use

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