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Justin

Mar 11, 2009, 03:13 am Last Edit: Mar 11, 2009, 03:18 am by wyojustin Reason: 1
I've just finished a project using an arduino and some sparkfun led matrices.  I also added an accelerometer to to sense breaking and turn the break lights on.

Here is a quick video, that shows it off:
http://wyoinnovation.blogspot.com.  Source code and schematic included.

Justin

koyaanisqatsi

I'm going nuts!  This is the second bike project that has completed lately and I'm still neck deep in mine!  Talk about motivation.   :)

I love the LED matrices.  Looks like they provide a good long-distance visible area - and RGB at that.  I wanted to do a tail light for my project, but all I could think of were the same-old reflector like lenses and a few high-brightness LEDs pointed in all directions.

Where did you get that clear case?  Is it waterproof?

Nice work!
What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?

Justin

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Mar 11, 2009, 11:30 am Last Edit: Mar 11, 2009, 01:26 pm by wyojustin Reason: 1
Thanks, the front case is an "Otter Box", the rear is a "Pelican Box 1030".  They both are waterproof.  

What are you working on?

Justin

koyaanisqatsi

I'm building an intelligent headlight system driven by a home-made alternator.  I'm figuring it will have as much other stuff as I can cram into it before I finish.  It will probably become a complete dashboard with all kinds of useful (useless) indicators.

http://www.chesterfamily.org/Projects/BikeGenerator/V2ControlSystem/
http://www.chesterfamily.org/Projects/BikeGenerator/
What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?

Justin

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Mar 12, 2009, 11:01 am Last Edit: Mar 12, 2009, 01:57 pm by wyojustin Reason: 1
Yes, I've looked at this site before.  Very cool, that is an in-depth project.  What is the dash going to look like?

Justin

koyaanisqatsi

I haven't gotten as far as designing the dash.  I only recently decided to go beyond just a headlight system, which was the result of seeing the other bike projects posted around here.  But I'm thinking of maybe a cluster of two- or four circles made from PVC/ABS pipe.  Or maybe a wide, thin rectangular bar .  Depends on what I can find for digital displays and indicators.
What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?

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