Bike Pixels

Bike Pixels is a project with the aim of build a set of awesome customizable front and rear road bike lights. Among other features, it will allow you to configure your designs, choose the color you want or activate one of the different animation effects to make yourself visible on the road.

L

  • Perfect as a rear light
  • Preset 10 diferent icons
  • Adjustable color and brightness
  • 64 LEDs NeoPixel matrix
  • 84 x 84 x 12 mm
  • 2500 mAh battery

M

  • Swits as front or rear light
  • Preset 5 diferent icons
  • Adjustable color and brightness
  • 25 LEDs NeoPixel matrix
  • 50 x 50 x 20 mm
  • 1200 mAh battery

S

  • Best as front light
  • Preset 5 diferent icons
  • Adjustable color and brightness
  • 16 LEDs NeoPixel matrix
  • 42 x 42 x 42 mm
  • 800 mAh battery
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Open hardware

You can Do It Yourself! The project is based on Arduino and we try to use only open source software and hardware in the development so you can edit and modify the design to your own needs.

All the code, pieces design, tutorials and instructables are available at the project's GitHub or our blog. You can also contribute to the project, by sending your comments, found issues or sharing your improvements and ideas. Just contact us!

Roadmap

Bike Pixels is not finished yet. As you can see we are under development and new models and functionalities are coming.We are working to include build in battery, brightness control, Android and iOS integration and many more additional options! Check out the road map and send us your ideas if you want to improve the final product.

First prototype
Just basic functionality, some simple effects and elemental icons.
3D printed case
To make the Bike Pixel smaller and in one piece (maybe two).
Brightness control
Enable to setup brightness with one of the buttons.
Color selection
Pick your favorite color for the ride (red recommended :)
Battery integration
To avoid to connect an external source of power.
Bluetooth communication
Because everything is better with Bluetooth.
Custom icons
Draw your own designs and set them in the device.
Animations and effects
To enable to create and upload your effects and animations.
Android app
Connect your Bike Pixel with your Android phone.
iOS app
Same for the expensive ones from Apple (but surely later).

Recent posts

Fuente alimentación programable KIPRIM DC310S en el laboratorio de Bike Pixels.

How to choose the best benchtop DC power supply

Working on the prototype of one of the new Bike Pixel models, I started to miss a benchtop power supply. They are devices that provide us with a regulated DC voltage and current. This makes them ideal for testing our designs, new components and prototypes. It is one of the tools that should be present […]

Mujer en bicicleta en Utrecht.

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Señal tráfico límite de velocidad 30 kmçh

Limiting speed on urban roads to decrease accident rates

The majority of the population now lives in urban areas. It is estimated that up to 75% of Europeans, 81% of Latin Americans and more than 82% of North Americans now live in cities. Although the number of accidents is not directly linked to the number of inhabitants of a city, the fact is that […]

Zoom to a solar panel on a roof.

Add a solar panel to your Arduino projects

One of the possible extensions for Bike Pixel that I am considering is to add a module that allows charging its battery through a solar panel. In theory we can power our Arduino projects by directly connecting a solar panel. If we have some current stabilizer circuit and a lot of sun radiating the panel […]

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