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    Interesting tail light

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    Similar concept to the motorcycle marker lights. I'd want one for both sides
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    It's resemblance to a "magic wand" made me smile.

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    Bippity Boppity Blinkity
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Not going to rag on this. but I think the laser gimmick of my Phaserline is way neater than the gimmick of "I rahd muh bike with uh laight on uh steek"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    It's resemblance to a "magic wand" made me smile.
    I was thinking more "flaming baton".

    My camera mounted "out there" seemed to get a bit of respect. It would not be hard to place a spare blink on a piece of aluminum tube.

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    I'd rather go with the laser lane marker than the magic wand. That light on a stick is gonna snag on some irate jogger and hit you on the head with it.

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    I just light up the roadway with big patches of light. It is day when the baton might be useful. I don't come that close to pedestrians. If they are running while distracted or ninja, that's their lookout.

    Helmet on seat would be higher and from beam is amiable:



    I hope overkill equals not dead yet.

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    Citibike night apparel (towards end of video on the streets of NYC):

    HardWired - AOL On

    The helmet and backpack are DIY with parts from here: Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits

    I am not sure the signaling backpack or jacket idea will help much as few seem to use or recognize signals, but it is the thought that counts, right?

    They have red LED punk necklace that could work as lit cuff bands if you are interested.

    If one hooked up their sewable GPS and motion sensor to a dumb cell phone under the saddle (out of sight but capable of 'seeing' the satellites, and calling your cellphone), could a bike warn you that it is being disturbed in a way that indicates a possible theft is occurring? You could intercept the thief with security or a couple of your buddies as a welcoming committee. If too late for that, allow tracking (until they stuff it in the back of a metal roof van)? Maybe a remote switch that places a few thousand volts between the handle bars and a point on top of the seat as a reminder that it is not nice to steal?

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