I’ve come up with a Motorcycle safety concept. I don’t think that it has been tried anywhere – and I’ve looked. I got the inspiration riding behind a school bus.
Here is the idea in motion :
|LED Lights blink at an adjustable rate|
This will provide better visibility – actually grabbing drivers’ attention – than modulated headlights, which are nothing but annoying or flashing brake lights or other gadgets out on the market already. It is a change, a flash – and people notice that. Oncoming headlights are steady on and people tune those out fairly easily, but a blink will get attention!
|Better visual representation, but static|
Yes, there are a lot of LED brake light flashers and I like the concept of deceleration warning lights that flash when you decelerate by any means – even just letting off the throttle! But, that doesn’t help when the bike is in motion.
I need someone with a bit more experience in, and understanding of, electronics to help me produce the first prototype. I’ve researched and this is, from what I can tell, completely street legal. I’ve got a sample IC from Touchstone Semiconductor and am ready to get the parts together to build – just need a hand with the electronics. I’d like to do a good Proof Of Concept and then maybe go to Kickstarter.
|“Simple” circuit board|
A companion to this would be a small LED that would attach to the helmet and blink. It would need to have a replaceable battery. I’ve seen a helmet with a built-in blinking light – but no way to replace the battery (if I understand correctly).