Riding wheelies with my Arduino Wheelie controller!


This video show that the controller working for the first time.    !!!!!Awesome!!!!!!

I could barely keep a wheelie up and going before I started using my controller.





Tuning the code a little more before the ride.                      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>







Ever since I was a kid I wanted to ride wheelies.  So I built a Arduino Wheelie Controller and started enjoying longer, safer wheelie'ing.  I use an Arduino Duemilanove ATMEGA 328 to control a LARGE  digital servo powered with a homemade servo power curcuit, coupled to a hydraulic hand brake.  The handbrake is connected to a steel braded brake line that runs down and connects in place of the rear hydraulic brake reservoir.  The controller uses a triple axis accelerometer and a single axis gyro to calculate when and how much brake to apply.  This controller can be used on 4wheelers and motorcycle with rear disc brakes. 


1.)Arduino Duellinove

2.) Triple axis accel & single axis gyro  "Black Box"

3.) Power supply for LARGE servo

4.) LARGE DIGITAL High speed & Torque servo w/ metal gears









  I connected my servo to a handbrake like this one and mounted it under the rear fender. >>>>>>>



I used this adapter to connect my handbrake to the rear brake master cyclinder.

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Comment by AndrewF on May 1, 2011 at 9:41pm
It is conservation of angular momentum - increasing the momentum of the wheels in the 'driving forward' direction while flying through the air would increase the momentum of the rest of the 4-wheeler in the opposite, pitch-up, direction, so that the momentum of the entire vehicle stays constant.  Applying the brake would have the opposite. pitch-down, effect.
Comment by Russell B. Sutton on May 1, 2011 at 9:43pm

Correct TD

Comment by T.D. Gonzales on May 1, 2011 at 10:27pm
The trippy one that i realized in hs is the fact that the wheels are giant gyros and keep a bike very stable.

Comment by Sgt Ric on May 2, 2011 at 6:22pm
What's so funny about me riding MX in the '70s?
Ya, they had invented the wheel by then!

Not all of us are young whipper-snappers...
Comment by Russell B. Sutton on May 2, 2011 at 6:33pm
@ sqt Ric LOL nothings wrong, its cool whats funny are the bikes,  I'm 30 so not old & not a spring chicken  and yes it kinda hurts longer than it use to.  :)

Comment by Sgt Ric on May 2, 2011 at 7:07pm
My 29yr old son wants to buy a Ninja 'cuz I used to talk so fondly of my brother's MX ride, but I just told him last week that I am his dad & I can still say no!

I have nightmares that he'll try half the $&@# I used to on our 250.

The old "do as I say, not what I do" syndrome.
Comment by Russell B. Sutton on May 2, 2011 at 8:55pm
I'm glad my dad sad NO now that i'm older.  I have lost friends, watched friends get hurt, and have some that are really mangled up for life because there dad's didn't say no.  Good job! 
Comment by Russell B. Sutton on May 3, 2011 at 1:08am
I found the the code for the controller in an old email Sweet!  I knew I set that to my self :)..


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