I started to do this project for my turbo on my truck aways back but then I bought this bike so i decided to try it here first. The goal is to have leds shining down from under the gas tank. The point of the potentiometer is so when the throttle is turned it will adjust the brightness of the lights, so the more i turn the throttle the brighter it will get. The 2 momentary switches are to change the color from yellow to blue and the other is to turn off the potentiometer so the lights remain a constant brightness. Materials needed:
1 led blue strip
1 led yellow strip
2 momentary switches
1 power switch (master switch)
lots of wire
I cut and bent some sheet metal for the lights and fitted it to the bike.
Then I cut and glued lights to the tank
Next trimmed the handle bar end cap so the potentiometer would fit in it, next i soldered and ran the wires through the handle bar and through a hole in the middle of the handle bar.
Next i mounted the switches on the shroud in front of the gas tank
Next step is soldering the lights and running the wires
Because of my lack of classes today I spent most of it soldering all the led lights together on the center piece and the gas tank....
Here is a picture of the board all soldered together, courtesy of one of my room mates whos a computer engineer, he'll also be writing the program. Couldnt do it to save me life, mechanical engineer problems.... Picture of the blue lights on the center piece And the amber leds
Tomorrow ill be connecting everything on the bike and my room mate will be writing the program.