February 22, 2013

DIY LFS gear indicator with Arduino

 Racing simulator enthusiast Andrew Huxtable has worked on many projects to enhance the experience with his simulators, and one of these is his gear-shift indicator project. Andrew has used a large single digit 7-segment LED module and mounted a Freetronics EtherTen and a darlington-transistor array circuit to drive the LEDs. There's also a shift light at the top of the display to let you know when to change gear. It works very well and adds to the experience, for example:

For more information, the code and other interesting projects visit Andrew's website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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