Posts Tagged ‘cyclists’
Pedestrians, cyclists must observe laws for crossing
Who needs Xbox 360 with Kinect when you have Highway 70? Take a drive down the business-lined roadway, and you will find yourself dodging pedestrians and slamming on your brakes to avoid vehicles crossing traffic. This is not just a daily occurrence; …
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Kinect's 2012 line-up: Has Xbox motion gaming finally grown up?
On the day, all journalists had to report on were a couple of announcements, some featurette footage on Halo 4 and a dancing mini-game in Kinect Star Wars. In the absence of any meaningful reveals on killer core exclusive Triple A IPs, the Xbox 360 …
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect to Enhance NYC FIRST Mega Weekend's Robotics Game
Using Xbox 360 Kinect Controllers, the FIRST Robotics teams prepare to participate in the competition. In the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Video broadcasted on January 9, 2012, GM, Hardware Incubation for Xbox at Microsoft, Alex Kipman stated …
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Ben Heck’s been busy — again. In the latest episode of his bi-weekly show he puts his considerable brain power to work on cycle safety. He uses Parallax ping sensors connected to an Arduino to measure whether you’re in any danger from nearby obstacles and traffic. The red and green LED indicators are hooked up to ambient light sensors so they don’t blind you while riding at night — looks like Mr. Heck’s thought of everything. This week’s episode also includes more secrets behind the prolific modder’s Android APK-based baby seat. Check out both projects after the break.
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Many of us who bike in the city ride in constant fear of being tapped by a taxi cab, or crushed by a bus. There’s no way to completely eradicate the risk of being run over by a much larger motorized vehicle, but making yourself easily visible — both at night and during the day — can certainly make a difference. Smart cyclists use hand signals long before they need to make a turn, but the YouTurn signal system aims to make those indicators difficult for drivers to miss, with an accelerometer-based gadget that illuminates an arrow in the direction of your turn. If you want to turn left, for example, simply point your hand to the left, and the device will flash a giant yellow chevron. The prototype you’ll see in the video below is integrated with a glove, though the final version will simply attach to the back of your hand, and can be stored in a bag when you’re not on your bike. There’s no mention of durability or waterproofing, though since the inventor’s objective is to enhance safety, we imagine he’ll be taking precautions to avoid electrocution in the rain.
YouTurn inventory Jack O’Neal launched a Kickstarter page to help fund his project, and is accepting preorders at $ 50 a pop. There’s no final pricing listed at this point, but at 50 bucks for a first-run YouTurn, we were happy to make the pledge. We hope to see O’Neal meet his funding goal and send these to production, but until then, we’ll keep looking both ways and hoping for the best.
src="http://www.slipperybrick.com/index.php?feedimage=wp-content/uploads/2010/08/garmin-edge800.jpg" alt="" title="Garmin Edge 800 for cyclists" width="250" height="353" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-51440" />GPS navigation systems aren’t just for drivers anymore. The Garmin Edge 800 is for cyclists who need accurate information in the simplest way possible. It merges the most popular aspects of the Edge 500 and Edge 705 along with an updated intuitive touchscreen interface.
New mapping options include Garminâ€™s BaseCamp route planning and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and the Edge 800 is smart enough to track all performance data, so you can view it over a 2.6â€ display while keeping track of speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, climb and descent.
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As someone who has cycled in temperatures down to -30C (-22F), I can certainly attest to one thing: OK, yes, you have to be a bit crazy, but also, it’s really hard to keep your hands warm and dry. If you wear gloves, no matter how well-insulated they are, your fingers will eventually get cold. This is because they don’t have access to each other’s body heat, and just don’t generate enough on their own. Using thick mittens keeps your hands a lot warmer, but often to the point where they actually start to sweat. And manual dexterity with mitts? Imagine a lobster trying to ride a bike. Fortunately for us crazy people, Toronto cyclist Hamish Greenland has addressed this problem with an invention he calls the BarBra…
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