Dwaler is an navigation system for on your ((motor)cycle) and runs on a Arduino >= Nano.
It is not going to tell you to turn left or right at every corner but instead shows you a compass with an extra needle that indicates the direction to your destination.
I have been using compass navigation when traveling from Maastricht (NL) to Berlin (DE) on my Vespa, besides the compass needle spinning like crazy at certain engine speeds it worked beautifully.
For the next trip I got myself a GPS module and planned on logging the trip and making a digital compass that wouldn't be effected by a shaking Vespa.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to complete that in time for my trip, but lately I had some free time on my hands and got to improve the functionality a lot.
- Select destination This allows you to choose between destinations that are uploaded to the dwaler via USB (bluetooth in the future).
- Compass This one is obvious, it shows you where you should be heading, and where you are currently heading to.
- Progress This shows you how far away the destination is from your starting point and how far the destination is from your current position. On top of that, it shows a little progress bar for a quick overview.
- Speed This shows you the current and average speed.
- Statistics This shows you the top speed and the distance travelled so far.
- Location Simply shows your latitude and longitude
- GPS Shows if there is a fix, the fix quality and the amount of satellites within view.
- Logging Logs your latitude, longitude and altitude to an SD
A couple of things are on my mind for this project
- Make a desktop / mobile app that can communicate with the dwaler to manage trip destinations, and collect / share the information.
- Design a schematic, PCB and enclosure
- Add support for different screens (I have a Nokia 5510 display laying around)
- Get an Arduino with more storage space so I can add more features!
- Arduino Nano
- Adafruit ultimate GPS
- Hitachi HD44780 LCD
- Catalex MicroSD Adapter V1.1 (you will need google translate to acquire one of those)
- A button, some wires and a soldering iron
For the curious, I open sourced the code!