January 06, 2014

Add Arduino-powered fuel-injection to small four stroke motors

We don't see too many Arduino-based projects in electronics magazines, however in the January 2014 issue of "Silicon Chip" magazine there's a great project that documents how to add fuel-injection to small four-stroke motors based around an Arduino. Written by Nenad Stojadinovic, their system uses a solenoid injector, which allows the small engine to run from liquefied petroleum gas. Apart from being cheaper than petrol, the higher octane rating of LPG allows for some interesting performance enhancements to your lawn mower or go-kart. 

Previously this type of modification may have seemed almost impossible, however with careful study of Nenad's article you can do it yourself. For complete details of this project, get a copy of the January 2014 issue of Silicon Chip magazine from your local newsagent or onlineAnd for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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