This project is an offshoot of the RaceGuage digital dash display. The HUD
project involves installing a heads-up-display in a late model car and
designing a computer to interface with the OBD-II (On Board Diagnostic)
computer found in all 1998+ cars. An interface with this car computer will
allow the HUD to be customized to display many different engine parameters,
including fuel injector duty cycle, percent power, throttle position, and
Jet Powered Go-Kart
I recently became interested in jet engines, and researched information and
projects on the web related to jets for about a week. I discovered that
surplus jet engines may be purchased for around $2000-$4000 that can provide
around 100 lbs thrust or 80 shaft horsepower with a power-weight ratio of
1hp/1lb weight. So I thought, why not strap one of these on a go-kart?
That would be fun.
The idea behind this project is to build an array of red, green, and blue
high intensity LEDs. Theoretically it would be possible to build controls
to individually vary the intensity of each color bank of LEDs, so that you
could completely control the color produced by the lamp. It seems like a
good idea to use a Fresnel lens to spread the light from the highly
directional LEDs. I have almost all of the parts for this project, but
it's going to take a long time to solder an array of 300 LEDs.