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Indrek Rebane:
Announcing a Kickstarter project I have been working on during last year.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/velodroom/velodrooms-smart-bicycle-light

Bicycle light that switches on by itself when you go for a ride, adjusts to
ambient light level and flashes a bright stop-light while braking.

What do you think? (and yes, we can send one to Dave for teardown!)

Stonent:
Why not have it charge automatically?

tom66:
I built an automatic bike light for GCSE electronics.

However, as far as I am aware, automatic lights are not popular for one reason, and that is if the battery is dead or the light is faulty you will not know until it is dark when you are cycling, and by then it is too late.

Indrek Rebane:

--- Quote from: Stonent on June 17, 2013, 07:13:30 am ---Why not have it charge automatically?

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Has something to do with laws of physics.
Which method are you thinking about? Solar, wind or vibration?

Indrek Rebane:

--- Quote from: tom66 on June 17, 2013, 07:38:30 am ---However, as far as I am aware, automatic lights are not popular for one reason, and that is if the battery is dead or the light is faulty you will not know until it is dark when you are cycling, and by then it is too late.

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Unless your light tells you that batteries should be recharged when you finish a ride!  ;)

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