The majority of bikes are boring. They have two wheels, some handles, a brake or two, and a seat about as comfortable as a jagged rock. They do not have turn signals, brake lights, or GPS. But what if they could?
Enter our hero, young Collin Wentzien. Juicy hero backstory now – after suffering an injury that deprived him of the ability to enjoy his passions of cross country and soccer, Collin was restricted to exercising only with a bike. A grim fate indeed. After using an ordinary, boring bike on the road, Collin realized it was, as we all suspected, meh, and got to work using his skills for a project that can turn any mundane, run-of-the-mill bike into something far more interesting.
Referred to as the Smart Bike System by Collin in his build text, his project is designed to solve the problem of communicating with drivers while also indicating the speed and bright lighting for biking about post-sunset.
An interesting link found among my daily reading