SEMA 2009 - Mavizen 0 Carbon Linux Electric Motorcycle
by, 11-09-2009 at 08:18 AM (1481 Views)
Rob Wray from mp3Car talks to Azhar about the new TTxo2 bike. This bike is fully electric, has a built in screen with custom open sourced software. The bike's electronics are completely USB driven, even the boot is off of a USB stick. The bike is the first motorcycle to run a Linux OS.
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If you have an odd shaped tank like Malcolm i would think you could probably calibrate the sensor to match the size and shape and give you an accurate gallons rating.
I agree this would need some mild modifications to be readable on a PC but I wouldn't think it would be more than a day of work for an experienced EE (electrical engineer) or software guru.Different fuels....... its really nothing groundbreaking just something no one has come up with yet - variable capacitance is at least 10 years old commonly used with temperature sensing or other similar environmental sensors. I was pretty sure it was already used in a few modern cars but I could be off about that.
Its not as simple as connecting directly to your fusion brain unless it has built in conversion circuitry. Most likely you will need to setup a resistor bridge to measure capacitance.What is the advantage over a stock fuel level sensor?