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I'm an electrical engineering grad, and I'm a relatively new rider (been riding about three years). In my spare time, I put together a heads-up display for my own personal use. By chance, I took the helmet with me to a motorcycle show last month, and a few people I met said I ought to think about selling it.

I only have one, so I'm not actually selling it, but I thought I'd share it with the community to get some thoughts on it.





The eyepiece displays text in your field-of-view, so you can always keep your eyes on the road. It looks like this from the inside of the helmet:



All of the pieces are adjustable and they fit inside any helmet, so you don't have to buy a $1,500 helmet just to get $150 worth of electronics fitted inside. Plus, you can keep wearing the helmet that you know and like, not some gypsy helmet from an unproven manufacturer.

It works during the day, at night, and in the rain. All weather, all conditions.

As you can see, there is no frontal aerodynamic impact, because all of the pieces are tucked inside the helmet:





As far as safety is concerned, the eyepiece is made out of shatterproof glass, so even in the unlikely event that it breaks, it will hold together, just like a car windshield.

The pieces are stuck inside the helmet with an incredibly strong adhesive. Once placed, the pieces are damn near impossible to remove. You can try to yank them out, hard, and they won't budge.

The one thing that I plan on implementing soon is navigation. Looking at a tank-mount seems a bit farfetched to me, which is why I never got one, but having it in my field-of-view seems perfectly acceptable. That's the vision. That and slimming the whole thing down.

So, what do you guys think? Do you see yourself buying one of these, if it were available?
 

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Just for speed, I dont think it would be all that useful, but if it also had GPS turn indication and distance via BT and Google Maps from your phone, that might be useful. Depending on price.
I think a rear view would be even handier.
 

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How do you get the data stream from the bike's ECM to the helmet?

To answer your question, no I wouldn't buy one. I can't stand to wear a full face helmet, so I imagine a full face with even more crap in it would be even more claustrophobic.

Now, if you had a HUD that integrated into my bike in a clean and neat way and displayed the data on my windshield, I might be interested.
 
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How do you get the data stream from the bike's ECM to the helmet?

To answer your question, no I wouldn't buy one. I can't stand to wear a full face helmet, so I imagine a full face with even more crap in it would be even more claustrophobic.

Now, if you had a HUD that integrated into my bike in a clean and neat way and displayed the data on my windshield, I might be interested.
OP probably doesn't. Accelerometer will display speed I believe.
 

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I have mixed feelings about it. I am very particular about even minor distractions in my field of view, whether it be 4 wheels or 2. I can see the outline of the display in the pic and that might annoy me. Also, my bike has only a speedo and I'm good with that. Yes, GPS and such might be nice, but so is stopping once in a while to check the map, etc. I can see how others might like it, but even though I'm very much a tech guy, I'm not sure I'd be in.
 

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Hell if the OP can do that with a helmet he could market the same setup for cars, trucks and ATVs too. I think overall there's a market to be had.
 

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There available already for cars too.
 

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Thanks for the responses, everyone.

Just for speed, I dont think it would be all that useful, but if it also had GPS turn indication and distance via BT and Google Maps from your phone, that might be useful. Depending on price.
It cost $150 to make it. Not sure if that's a competitive price or not.

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V2. I mean, obviously.

How do you get the data stream from the bike's ECM to the helmet?
SCHMIDTY and Kainam got it right; it's done with GPS from a smartphone, not the ECM. However, I always wanted to do an integration into the ECM, because that would mean I could stream tachometer and gear data, too.

I have mixed feelings about it. I am very particular about even minor distractions in my field of view, whether it be 4 wheels or 2. I can see the outline of the display in the pic and that might annoy me. Also, my bike has only a speedo and I'm good with that. Yes, GPS and such might be nice, but so is stopping once in a while to check the map, etc. I can see how others might like it, but even though I'm very much a tech guy, I'm not sure I'd be in.
Makes sense, and you're right, it does cut into your FOV. For me, since I have two helmets, I just grab the one I want on that day. If I'm going for a ride out into the woods, I grab my helmet without any gadgets in it.

I'd never heard of the REYEDR. That thing looks pretty cool. Thanks!
 

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Military pilots rely on HUDs. Did ya ever see those ? Like talk about confusing !!!
The display could be shrunk up into a corner someplace too. I drove a Vette with the HUD and I got used to it like right away, I didn't have to take my eyes off the road for anything, like look down at the speedo to see if I wasn't speeding ! It even had the radio info displayed in the windshield !
I don't intend on buying anymore new vehicles in my life but if there was something like the OP has on the inexpensive side I'd considering getting one for my car.
 

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