Bike Mounted Synthesizer Uses Speed And Acceleration To Create Audio Feedback

Bike Mounted Synthesizer Uses Speed And Acceleration To Create Audio Feedback
Arts & Culture

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

Naresh Kumar
  • 23 june 2010

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.


[via CreateDigitalMusic]

+Electronics & Gadgets
+fitness / sport

More in Entertainment


Spotify Now Lets Musicians Get Real-Time Data From Fans

Spotify for Artists leverages real-time data with demographic information to help musicians understand their audience

16 October 2017

How Blockchain Is Changing Concert Ticket Sales

Aventus allows more fans to purchase tickets securely for events they want to attend, without huge price increases

12 October 2017

The Latest


To move beyond novelty activations and one-time gimmicks, PSFK equips marketers with the insights, templates and analytics to develop high-reach campaigns that meet consumers in the moment, collect and build upon experiential data, and build scale through content creation.

October 18, 2017

At PSFK 2017, Studio Industries CEO Mike Lee teleported us in a time machine to the grocery store of the future, where experiences will reign over products

September 27, 2017
No search results found.