Hand Built Bicycle Computer

This project was about setting up a research method based on the question: could regenerative braking be feasible for the urban cyclist? A more precise computer was needed that could measure accelerations accurately in order to determine the amount of energy lost while braking.

The project involved setting up a theoretical framework for the amount of energy dissipated during braking and building and programming of a custom bicycle computer that could produce usable data sets.

The system was mounted on the bicycle and runs on a 9V battery. It is now replicated multiple times and used in research at the faculty of IDE, TU Delft.

You can find the code here.

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