Instruments for the GSXR

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 in AVR, DIY by DP


Josh from imsolidstate made a new dash panel for his streetfighter based on an ATmega128, a Planar EL 160×80 display, and an Epson S1D13700 controller:

Since the GSXR is now a street fighter the factory gauges won’t do, and I wanted something I could log air/fuel ratios with so I can jet the bike. I went a little overboard making a new dash.
I had a Planar 160×80 EL graphic display that’s been in my parts bin for years that I’ve always wanted to use, and this was perfect. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a controller so I had to interface it to the CPU with an Epson S1D13700 graphic controller. The display indicates speed from a GPS module, air/fuel ratios from the wideband O2 sensor, engine temp, battery voltage, time from GPS, and RPM. I used a light sensor to sense ambient brightness levels and dim the display by changing TC/R in the graphics controller. The refresh of the display is high enough to allow a large dimming range without flickering. The EL display can be refreshed at up to 240Hz.

Project info at

Check out the video after the break.

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2 Responses to “Instruments for the GSXR”

  1. Max says:

    …aaaaaand there goes all your street cred.

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