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The collection of information useful for biking with a Neo

Secure it to the bike

André Gaul documented a complete mounting kit [1]

It's just a prototype :) but with some foam around the handlebar and careful positioning to avoid bumps, a basic attachment like this might work [2]

Keep it charged

If you want to keep the GPS running and have the screen on or with a long timeout, you'll need a way to supplement power on a long trip.

If you decide to try solar, it's recommended to get a flexible panel and attach it to your backback or something like that. It's unlikely anything below 10 watts will keep things running. (todo: add some data points)

The alternative is to steal energy from the crank. You can do this with a hub dynamo or possibly with an induction generator like the one on the reelight [3] (warning... overuse of flash)

The regulator will have to be a do-it-yourself project regardless of the power source. See [4] for one approach. If you do want to try a switching regulator, there's a nice little pre-built module in the form factor of a linear regulator: [5]

Run some useful software

  • TangoGPS
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The collection of information useful for biking with a Neo

Secure it to the bike

André Gaul documented a complete mounting kit [1]

It's just a prototype :) but with some foam around the handlebar and careful positioning to avoid bumps, a basic attachment like this might work [2]

Keep it charged

If you want to keep the GPS running and have the screen on or with a long timeout, you'll need a way to supplement power on a long trip.

If you decide to try solar, it's recommended to get a flexible panel and attach it to your backback or something like that. It's unlikely anything below 10 watts will keep things running. (todo: add some data points)

The alternative is to steal energy from the crank. You can do this with a hub dynamo or possibly with an induction generator like the one on the reelight [3] (warning... overuse of flash)

The regulator will have to be a do-it-yourself project regardless of the power source. See [4] for one approach. If you do want to try a switching regulator, there's a nice little pre-built module in the form factor of a linear regulator: [5]

Run some useful software

  • TangoGPS