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Bike lights, take 1

A while back I had this idea to put chasing lights on my bike, specifically on the main frame tubes, and have them chase backwards at the same rate as the bike is moving forwards. I think it should  look pretty interesting, but haven't seen it in action yet.

I was able to get a prototype built, including a functioning spoke sensor (for determining bike speed). The primary reason this didn't get finished was due to the construction difficulties for all the LEDs. I attempted to point to point solder it all together, and end up being way too many wires to manage. Not to mention the medium on which they were mounted was white.

I'd like to pick this project up again (the spoke sensor is still on my bike), but in order to complete it, I need to design a chainable PCB setup to greatly simplify construction.

bike light project take 1 - july 2007
The spoke sensor.
The spoke sensor.
Side shot of the spoke sensor showing the IR LED and detector.
Side shot of the spoke sensor showing the IR LED and detector.
Temporarily setting up the light mounts.
Temporarily setting up the light mounts.
 


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