Picycle Acquisition MK1

  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • NEO-6M GPS Module
  • HSCR-04 Proximity Sensor

Picycle Acquisition MK1

I admit, it's not pretty or practical. But the MK1 represents a functional proof of concept for the Picycle Acquisition. The goal with this design was to put the theory into practise, to ensure the end-to-end data creation to database flow works as expected.

The MK1 also provided a platform to experiment with different types of proximity and GPS modules.

Proximity options considered:

  • Parallax Ping))) Ultrasonic Sensor - Great unit, but expensive in comparison to the HCSR-04.

GPS options considered:

  • Generic USB GPS Dongle - Good starting point, but not practical from a size perspective.
  • Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout - Again, a great all in one module, but expensive compared to the NEO-6M.