Engineering Technology

APP controls moving images on the bicycle spokes

Once you have clamped guys playing cards with clothes pins between the spokes of the wheel. Or there was the plastic tubes that have made pretty much hullabaloo while driving. In the age of apps and Smartphones, the Clothespin has served of course: now can cycling via app and LED images on their spoked wheels beam.

Shoes and handbags are for women, for men could be Balight: I must have. With376 LED lights, mounted on an equilateral cross made of plastic, round images ofany kind can be show. But only while driving. At standstill, the LEDs would lightsimply only colorful. The light tracks to images blur only in rotation from 10km/h.
color spokes images
The images, which displays on the front or rear Balight comes from a Smartphone.
The LEDs can be according to the developer three young Chinese fromShenzhen 16 million colors. No motive should be impossible.
Installed is the 500g lightweight LED cross on front or rear wheel at the spokes. In Drehkeuz the battery with a capacity of 3000mAh is housed, which can provide four to ten hours of power, depending on the stress caused by the images the lights. Charging an empty battery via USB cable takes three to four hours.
Need a change while driving
The images that appear visually on the spokes, coming from a smartphone. The cyclist can choose an image from one of the pre-stored designs or develop a motif itself. Also strange images can be loaded onto the spoke. We process all common photo formats, including GIF, JPG, BMP and PNG.

It is even possible, the motives to change while driving: either the app or with a special mini-remote control called “Bling Jet”, which is connected via Bluetooth with the Balight. The result: This feature also moving images such as runny animals leave.

Balight an alarm in case of theft

Balight is of course shockproof and waterproof, otherwise the gadget would have nothing to look at the bike. However, many cyclists will be pleased that the technology can produce images not only beautiful, but has even built extremely useful functions.

So there is a theft function. If the trim is moved, the owner receives a signal to your phone. At the same time he can see where the wheel is because it transmits its position data. Per app you can also get in touch with other cyclists who use the technology.

Racing bike with two LED images of Balight.
Racing bike with two LED images of Balight.
Since February 2013, three young Chinese working Leo Liu, ECHO Hou and BennyLiu on the Balight project. After extensive testing and several improvements, theyhave now presented Balight on Indiegogo to find investors. And it looks good: onMonday, 17.700 were already $ said, this is already more than half of the required$30,000.
That‘s amazing, because Balight is not cheap: A set costs $200. The early bookingthere is Balight but at a reduced price for $109 and printed name. By the way,Balight is not the only light Gimmig for bicycles. The city of London experimentedwith LEDs and lasers, to make sure the bicycle traffic. And Californian developerworking with LED strips, pasted on the tires.
On Indiegogo, the Chinese developers are currently seeking financiers for their invention which is available in four colours. Half of the required sum is already sitting.
On Indiegogo, the Chinese developers are currently seeking financiers for their invention which is available in four colours. Half of the required sum is already sitting.