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KitSprout WheelLED Bike Lighting Device

by WayneWeng, published

KitSprout WheelLED Bike Lighting Device by WayneWeng Oct 5, 2015
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WheelLED is a bike wheel lighting device designed by KitSprout. It consists of a full circle of LEDs which give a circular light projection. When riding the bike, a particular angle of LEDs will light up towards the road. There are more and more possible functions or usage in the future development.

Now we have designed Version 1 and 2. Both for 700C bike rim. We are looking forward to find a way designing mounting solutions for other sizes of bike rims.

  • Version 1 (Blue, Yellow PLA printed)
    Mount mechanism: Interlocking
    Drawback: Not easy to print. It need huge amount of supports, more time to print and more filaments consumption.

  • Version 2 (White PLA printed)
    Mount mechanism: Clamping
    Improvement: No support needed. Largely reduced filament consumption, quick printing time. Sided PCB attachment. Lighter weight of one wheel assembly.

There are 7 segments in one circle, and a controller is in the middle of the wheel, which addresses individual device segments for every LED's on/off command. As well as other RPM, temperature..etc sensor calculations.

This project is still in development.
For more information, check out links down below.

KitSprout main article

(NEW!)Full Features of WheelLED(With wearable device and some functions)

(NEW!)V2 Riding Test(With Brake indication, sorry for the blur or bad focusing)

V1 testing clip 1

V1 testing clip 2

Extra pictures in this link

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