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Hokey Spokes: LED Text Display on Bike Wheels

Mar 31 2005, 1:32am EST | by

Hokey Spokes: LED Text Display on Bike Wheels
 
 

Hokey Spokes are transparent "blades" that attach to bicycle spokes. As these blades spin during riding, a computer inside the blades modulates the internal string of LED lights to produce design images and custom text.

The user can decide on the number of spokes and a variety of colors they want to place on the bicycle wheel. Up to 6 "blades" can be placed on each wheel. The more blades, the more visibility and persistence of vision at lower speeds.

The blades actually synchronize with each other by communicating with each other via an infrared communication scheme during spinning. Therefore, you can pass along a message to another rider simply by placing your wheel next to theirs.
The Blades are programmed with a Palm OS software.
One Hokey Spoke sells for $29.95 at Hokey Spokes site.

This is similar concept like the Text LED Message Mobile phones we reported about.

Hokey Spokes: LED Text Display on Bike Wheels Future Technology News technology Review


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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