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DIY suspension wizard - mountain bike suspension data logger

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Valtteri Turkki

Project plan

The plan is to create a device that records data from the suspension of a mountain bike (the amount of travel used, acceleration and possibly braking points) and then presents the data in a form that allows the rider to judge whether the adjustments made were good or not. This way the mountain biker should be able to find the correct suspension tune faster, which means that there would be more time for riding the bike. The data recorded from the suspension and the bike will be the linear position of the damper shafts, acceleration of the frame, braking points (brakes on or off) and GPS data. These will be logged to a memory card as a .csv file that is easy to analyze afterwards in excel or matlab.  In addition the device might have a wireless connection that allows quick access to the recorded data.