Black Rock City Navigator

Only a little bit out of season but better late than never! [Scott] brings us his Black Rock City Navigator. This unique bike mounted GPS device made for Burning Man 2010 features a servo driven array of LEDs. Two LED strips are used to cover the full 240 degrees of the C shaped city without modifying the servo, and are rotated over the different compass points.

It is powered by a pair of Freescale MC9S08AW32 micro controllers, and a unnamed GPS receiver. One controller deals with the servo and GPS data, the second simply drives the LEDs, and why not if you have plenty?

Housing the device is a four inch black sewer pipe end cap with a ball clamp attached, and is toped off with green acrylic engraved with the map of Black Rock City. Add some stickers (because stickers make everything better) and you have a functional device with a top-notch look for this year’s event.


  1. Mike Szczys says:

    That’s super awesome. It’s always the initial idea that is the hardest to come up with, good job!

  2. rasz says:

    Looks like a prop from Batman movie.

  3. MisterPG says:

    Awesome! Hope to see it on the playa in 2012.

  4. Android RPG says:

    This is looking good. The future is now!

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