Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tron Bike Reaches a Photon Emission Milestone

This is my Bicycle. I love my Bicycle. It's a Nishiki Rally lit to the extreme.
Here I am riding it for the first time after a heap of new lights have been added.

Too big to fit! (My first HD YouTube video)

Simon Clay and I created a pretty awesome switch box for most of the components. It currently controls:
1 Rear Red LED ring
1 Blue Silicon LED ring (around the crank)
2 Sequence LED strips on the fenders
1 Blue LED ring under lighting the switch box
I have dubbed the box "The Simonizer"
It works with any light components wired up with headphone jacks. I've got about 3 extra slots to use, and if I need more, I can simply use a splicer.

Not controlled by the Simonizer, but also on the bike:
2 8ft Blue EL wire kits line the wheels
1 15ft Green EL wire kit on the frame
2 Monkeylectric kits on the spokes
Regular white LED headlamp, and a red rear light.

So check out the fun times that were had photographing it in my flickr set here.

Forgot to add some footage I took with my digital camera. There's a few closeups to show off the different parts.


jhaygood said...


Anonymous said...

Dude... that is awesome.

Aaron said...

Wow... I am looking forward to TR2N more than anything else in the world. It's an honor, sir.

jhaygood said...

that second son vid is cool. nice work.

hope tron reaches your expectations - i'm wondering if that's possible tho!

and hey we both like bikes. but who doesn't love a bike?

Aaron said...

Thanks! I did that right out of school... I just see all the mistakes I made when I watch it now.

I wouldn't worry, my expectations are that things will glow blue, green, and possibly red. This will be more than enough to delight me - simple tastes that way. Of course good story would be icing on the cake.

Yeah, I was checking out your bike blogs. They're great! Keep up the good fight.

atheistlibertariancriminalasshole said...

ok it's cool as a work of art but my question is: what's all that illumination, powersupply and switchgear weigh? honestly, how much?

Aaron said...

1.17 lbs of batteries...
Probably between a lb or two more with all the wires, lights, etc thrown in.

It was already a heavy bike, so it doesn't throw it off too much.

I ride about 25-30 km a day on it. (Which yeah, might be a better workout than it has to be.)