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Offline UggieB

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After last months super enjoyable Karro Rally Roadbook Camp I was inspired to go digital and share the joy.

Jip, we all use GPS or mobile to navigate and some also do roadbook navigation (Dakar style) But I found that roadbook, being printed paper, limits the availability of this amazing navigation technique. Also, I believe there is space to combine both ADV style navigation using your mobile or tablet and rally-style navigation for those into that stuff.

So, as a techy, I jumped on this and developed a Bluetooth wireless handlebar navigation unit. Awesomeness! Over the previous two weeks, I finished the coding of the unit, did the 3rd version of the housing in 3D printed format and busy assembling my first unit for field testing this weekend.

The current unit contains buttons, toggle and thumb joystick so it can be used for adventure riding navigation (Locus Maps) as well as digital roadbooks (Rally Navigator App). With a simple switch between the modes. Once done it will make life as a bike navigator and rider a lot easier and safer.

Follow the progress at Rally Rampage on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/rallyrampagers) also if you want. Or on the website at www.rallyrampage.com
 
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Looking very neat, job well done  :thumleft:
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Nice, so you can scroll and zoom in and out with the buttons on the fly with Locus for example ?
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Seems like great idea UggieB! Anything that reduces fiddling while riding is good, and if your contraption can do that I'm sure it will be well received.  :thumleft:
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Similar to this, I suppose?


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Nice, so you can scroll and zoom in and out with the buttons on the fly with Locus for example ?
Yes. Its setup for Locus specific so from the buttons you can zoom, scroll, activate center, rotate and turn the screen on and off. ;-)
 

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THIS PROJECT IS NOW OPEN-SOURCE!!

I have made my project completely open-source so anyone wanting to join in the development or simply make your own controller, you can now do so.

Here is the link to download the complete set of document, design and code.

https://www.rallyrampage.com/product/rampage-navigation-controller/

ENJOY. This is a really cool project.


 
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