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Bike Mounted Synthesizer Uses Speed And Acceleration To Create Audio Feedback

Bike Mounted Synthesizer Uses Speed And Acceleration To Create Audio Feedback

An open-source electronic device could be potentially useful for cyclists.

Naresh Kumar

Velosynth is an open-source, hackable sound synthesizer that attaches to a bicycle and interprets its speed and acceleration into a useful audio feedback for pedestrians, fellow cyclists, and other people sharing the road. The device contains a magnet and a sensor attached to the wheel to measure speed and acceleration, in addition to having a built-in amp, an accelerometer and an Arduino-compatible microcontroller. Velosynth attaches to the bicycle with two bungee loops that wrap around the top and down tubes of the bicycle.

A DIY Velosynth kit is available for $100.

Watch a video demo below:


velosynth release#001 from velosynth on Vimeo.

Velosynth

[via CreateDigitalMusic]

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